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Ringo Starr on The Beatles legacy: 'Our music is still important'

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Ringo Starr has said he is proud that The Beatles' music is still popular with young people.

The drummer reflected on the influence The Beatles have had on popular music as he celebrated his 72nd birthday over the weekend.

Ringo Starr at a WaterAid event during the Chelsea Flower Show, May 21 2012

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The Beatles at a recording session in London.

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"The music we made is still important. The kids are still learning about our music all these years later," Starr told CNN.

The 'With a Little Help from My Friends' singer added: "We left a great legacy. Every generation listens to The Beatles. We're still outselling most acts!"

Starr also revealed that he stays in close contact with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, but admitted that they rarely discuss "the old days".

The Beatles recently topped a list of the best-selling acts in the history of the UK, edging out fellow icons like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Starr has recorded 16 solo albums since the break-up of The Beatles in 1970. His latest LP Ringo 2012 was released in January.

Watch The Beatles perform 'Get Back' below:

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