Июнь 26, 2016

At 75, things are looking bright for Ringo Starr


Ringo Starr poses on June 13, in New York. Starr is on a U.S. tour with his All-Starr band, which wraps on July 2 in Los Angeles. He turns 76 on July 7.

Fifty years after the Beatles’ final tour, on which they routinely played only 11 songs, it’s possible to hear more than twice that many of the band’s songs on summer tours by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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Июнь 4, 2016

RIP Muhammad Ali.


“We were taken to meet him [Muhammad Ali] on that first trip. It was a big publicity thing. It was all part of being a Beatle, really; just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of press men taking pictures and asking questions. Muhammad Ali was quite cute, he had a fight coming up in a couple of days with Sonny Liston. There is a famous picture of him holding two of us under each arm.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles and Muhammad Ali, 18 February 1964
Photos © Harry Benson

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Май 5, 2016

How Six Classic Rock Legends United for One Mega Festival


Coachella architect Paul Tollett talks pulling together six of the biggest rock acts of all time for a one-of-a-kind event this fall

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Апрель 28, 2016

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr Looks Younger Than His 48-Year-Old Son


A recent photo of Ringo Starr, the drummer from the Beatles, and his 48-year-old son has gone viral. The reason why is because Ringo, 75, looks younger, or as young, as his son, Jason Starkey. They stepped out in Chelsea on Wednesday when the photos were taken, MailOnline reported. Ringo, who was born Richard Starkey Jr., flashed the peace sign as he was walking.

He celebrated his 75th birthday last July. Speaking recently with the Times of London, he admitted to having developed a serious drinking problem after the Beatles broke up in 1970. He finally entered rehab in 1988.

“For 20 years. I had breaks in between of not being … Some of those years are absolutely gone,” he told the paper.

“It got progressively worse, and the blackouts got worse, and I didn’t know where I’d been, what I’d done,” he said. “I knew I had the problem for years. But it plays tricks with your head. Very cunning and baffling is alcohol.”

“Now along the way I got lost in a haze of alcohol and drugs,” he added to Rolling Stone in a 2011 interview. “But thank God I’m still here, coming out of it now a day at a rime (sic). And now I’m feeling like those days (the Sixties) again. I loved that movement, and now I sort of feel like I’m back in it.”

By: Jack Phillips


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Апрель 14, 2016

Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina concert in protest over anti-LGBT law

The former Beatles drummer has joined Bruce Springsteen in refusing to perform in the state, which recently passed a bill many see as discriminatory

Ringo Starr: ‘How sad that they feel this group of people cannot be defended.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Ringo Starr has  followed Bruce Springsteen   in canceling a forthcoming concert in North Carolina in protest over the state’s newly minted anti-LGBT law.

The former Beatles drummer said in a statement: “I’m sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”

The law, known as HB2, prevents transgender people from using the public restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, decreeing that all public institutions must post signs saying that bathrooms and locker rooms are to be used only based on biological sex. It also prevents municipal governments from passing anti-discrimination laws.

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Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band announce new 2016 tour dates

Ringo Starr and his band will be out on tour in the U.S. this year.

Ringo Starr has announced that he and his All-Starr Band will be out on the road again this summer all over America. The tour begins June 3 in Syracuse, New York, and will hit the East Coast, the South, the Midwest and the mountain states, concluding in July in California with shows in San Diego and Los Angeles. The lineup, the 12th version of the band, remains Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. The current edition, which was formed in 2012, is now the longest running version of Ringo’s All-Starrs.

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Март 29, 2016

Sir Paul McCartney, 73, joins his stunning wife Nancy Shevell, 56, as she shows off her endless legs in thigh-skimming beach cover during sun-soaked St Barts getaway

The happy couple: Paul McCartney and his stunning wife Nancy Shevell looked as loved-up as ever as they were spied disembarking a boat at Gustavia Harbour during a break to St Barts on Sunday

They have been a couple for a blissful nine years.
And Sir Paul McCartney and his stunning wife Nancy Shevell looked as loved-up as ever as they were spied disembarking a boat at Gustavia Harbour during a break to St Barts on Sunday.
The 73-year-old former Beatles star was in pure vacation mode as he accompanied his stunning wife, 56, who was looking sensational in a chic beach cover.

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Март 26, 2016

‘Bed Peace’

March 26, 1969: The first ‘Bed Peace’ was held at the Hilton Amsterdam:
“It was a nice high. We were on the seventh floor of the Hilton looking over Amsterdam - it was very crazy, the press came expecting to see us fucking in bed they all heard John Lennon and Yoko Ono were going to fuck in front of the press for peace. So when they all walked in - about 50 or 60 reporters flew over from London all sort of very edgy, and we were just sitting in pyjamas saying “Peace Brother”, and that was it.

On the peace thing there’s lots of heavy discussions with intellectuals about how you should do it and how you shouldn’t.

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Ringo Starr’s childhood home bought by fan - who already owns other former Beatles addresses

The two-bedroomed Dingle terraced property went under the hammer in an auction at Liverpool’s Cavern Club


Beatles fan Jackie Holmes, 49, has netted herself the keys to her second Fab Four home after stumping up £70,000 for the childhood home of Ringo Starr in Admiral Grove, Dingle, during a property auction held at The Cavern.

The childhood home of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr grew up in has sold at auction for £70,000.

Winning bidder Jackie Holmes bought the white and pink two-bedroomed Dingle terraced house in an auction at Liverpool’s Cavern Club .

The Admiral Grove address was home to Ringo for 20 years. He lived there with mum Elsie Starkey until he wed in 1963.

Auctioneer Countrywide’s lot 101 had a guide price of £55,000 and even had pre-auction interest from the USA.

But it was Beatles fan Jackie, who already owns two other Beatles properties, who was the winning bidder.


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Март 23, 2016

‘Holy Grail’ Beatles record sold for £77,500 at auction

First Beatles recordImage copyrightOmega Auctions

The 78 RPM record was the first Beatles disc to be cut and bears the writing of their manager Brian Epstein
An extremely rare Beatles record found languishing in a loft has sold for £77,500 at auction.
The 10-inch acetate of Till There Was You and Hello Little Girl from 1962 has been described as “a Holy Grail item”.
It was the first Beatles disc to be cut before the band broke into the national charts and bears the writing of their manager Brian Epstein.
Omega Auctions said it was “nicely surprised” by the price paid by a Manchester man for the item.
The disc lay forgotten in the home of Les Maguire - the keyboardist in fellow Liverpool act, Gerry and the Pacemakers.

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