CULTURE

Something in the way he moved us

Time passes, and more and more of those who won fame take their final bow. There are only two surviving members of the legendary Beatles, the Liverpool lads who shot to fame, and whose songs and albums topped the hit parade for years. The first to go was John Lennon, shot dead outside his New York home; now George Harrison has died of cancer. The survivors are songwriter and singer Sir Paul McCartney, and drummer Ringo Starr. For the new generation their songs still possess a youthful freshness, a commentary on harsh reality, and a sometimes risky escapism. The Beatles grow old, and leave us one by one, but their songs are ageless. Those of us who knew them at the outset and the peak of their fame can only feel sad to see them go. They were the expression of an entire youthful era and music which was in touch with real life and its problems. Bye-bye George. ATMs in Metro stations. The National Bank of Greece is opening nine ATMs in Athens Metro stations at 10 p.m. today. These are located at Omonia, Syntagma (two in each), Megaron Mousikis, Sepolia, Panepistimio and Ambelokipi. A further 13 ATMs are planned for installation in the remaining stations.