Sir Ringo Starr almost missed out on The Beatles

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sir Ringo Starr nearly missed out on being one of The Beatles because he'd planned to move to America.

The music legend was working in a factory when, at the age of 19, he and a friend decided to take the plunge and emigrate, but they were put off when they saw how many forms they had to fill in, and the 80-year-old drummer often reflects on how different his life could have been.

He said: "I love the blues and wanted to go and live in Houston because I wanted to be where Lightnin' Hopkings was - my all-time favorite blues player.

"John and I went down to the embassy and we filled in all these forms - we were just teenagers filling in all these damned forms.

"So we filled them in and took them back to the embassy and they gave us more paperwork, with even more questions - sheets and sheets of it.

Source: Celebretainment/


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