Ringo’s Knighthood … What Goes On?

So the rumours were true, and Mr. Richard Starkey MBE will indeed, in the course of 2018, be promoted from a humble Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to a Knight Commander of the same order, allowing him to use the title ‘Sir’ before his name. A Knight of the Realm,

Before The Hurricane(s) … Ringo’s First Musical Steps

This year’s 60th anniversary of the fateful meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney on 6th July 1957 reminds us the two Beatles more or less grew together musically, Paul joining the Quarrymen within a year of their formation, and at a time when they were really just an unexperienced bunch of lads trying to

Act Naturally … The Importance of Being Ringo

When Ringo Starr was a guest in 2008 on the BBC TV chat program, ‘Friday Night With Jonathan Ross’, he greeted each achievement that Ross mentioned with the self-satisfied answer, “I was great!”, eventually receiving the light-hearted admonishment from the host, “No, you weren’t!” When he claimed he “was great” as the Mexican, or maybe Spanish,

More Important Than Life And Death? Not To The Beatles!

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” Bill Shankly – Legendary manager of Liverpool F.C. We are talking here, of course, about Britain’s national sport – the one played with a spherical object, and with