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Everybody loves beating on Ringo Starr -- he's got a weird face, they say, and isn't he the one who wrote that song about the submarine? Don't forget too that apocryphal tale of someone asking John Lennon if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, to which he allegedly replied, "He isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles."

There's also the very real quote from longtime  details



Sir Paul McCartney believes in the "healing power" of music.
The Beatles legend insists song has a "powerful" effect and even claims to have cured a headache by listening to one of his favourite records.
Speaking on 'The Ronnie Wood Show', he said: "All it is, its little vibrations reaching your heart. Music, you know, it's only little vibrations, little words and little things, but it has this powerful effect.
"And the healing power of music is serious. I remember I had a mate called Ian James, just my little teenage mate, school mate, and we used to go down the fairs together and things.
"I remember one day I went back to his house and I had a headache, steaming headache, and I thought 'Oh God', but we put on 'All Shook Up' by Elvis. By the time that record details


Ringo Starr has shot down reports that the sons of The Beatles are set to form a band together.

Earlier this year, Paul McCartney's son James said he and the rest of the Fab Four's offspring could pay tribute to their dads by creating a second-generation incarnation of the group. 

James, who has released two EPs titled 'Available Light' and 'Close At Hand', admitted that he had discussed working with Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison, although he did that it seemed as if Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey, isn't keen on the idea. 

When asked if he had ever thought about forming a band with the rest of the Beatles' children, he replied: "I don't think it's something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [drummer and one of Starr's o details


On a rainy Monday night in New York, Ringo Starr is opening the latest show of his rock-star art, and he’s looking great. In skinny black pants, an Edwardian jacket and a stylish cropped beard, he seems more like 50 than 71, as everyone around him remarks. He still has his laddish Liverpudlian wit, throwing back his head in a deep throaty laugh as a crowd of reporters joins in. His creative streak is still streaking: He’s on yet another U.S. tour with his All Starr Band, while Pop International, a SoHo gallery that sells celebrity art, is crammed with his computer-printed creations, greeted with oohs and aahs (and checks) by the throng of fans in attendance.

But Ringo’s got a problem. He gets such automatic praise and attention, just for being the Fourth Beatle, that it doesn’t much matter what he does or makes, the effect on the crowd is the same. His jokes aren’t as funny as he details



Paul McCartney has recorded a video message promoting the Meat Free Monday campaign he’s long supported that’s intended to convince schoolchildren to decrease how much meat they eat.  The eight-plus-minute clip premiered on Saturday at The Sunday Times Festival of Education in Crowthorne, England, and shows the rock legend and longtime vegetarian talking in-depth about the positive environmental and health effects of reducing the world’s meat consumption.

In the video, the former Beatle calls Meat Free Monday, which simply asks people to refrain from eating meat at least one day a week, “an accessible idea that it isn’t that difficult to do.”  He also points out that a United Nations study has shown that the meat industry is responsible creating an elevation in gases that, in turn, causes a destructive increase in global temperature.




Students of the '60s will flip over news that Timothy Leary's biographer Michael Horowitz (Winona Ryder's father; true story!) has uncovered and published a transcript from an interview/conversation conducted with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, by LSD guru Timothy Leary, and his wife Rosemary.

The interview took place during Lennon and Ono's famous bed-in at the Hotel Queen Elizabeth, Montreal on May 29, 1969. Leary is also featured on backing vocals in the classic Give Peace A Chance, which was recorded during the bed-in.

The entire transcript is available to read at the Timothy Leary Archives, but we have collected our favourite quotes from it, details



Yevgeny Bryun told a press conference in Moscow that the consequences of the Fab Four's propaganda in the 1960s were still being felt.
"After The Beatles went to expand their consciousness in India ashrams, they introduced that idea – the changing of one's psychic state of mind using drugs – to the population," he said. "When business understood that you could trade on that – on pleasure and goods associated with pleasure – that's probably where it all began." Mr Bryun said tough measures were needed to combat mass culture and advertising which promoted drug use today.
The Beatles experimented with various narcotics and Sir Paul McCartney admitted in 2004 that much of their music was "informed" by drugs. He said the song "Got To Get You Into My Life" was "about pot" while "Day Tripper" was about acid. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" famousl details


Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, actress Penelope Cruz and director Robert Redford have joined a campaign for a “global sanctuary” around the North Pole, Greenpeace announced Thursday.

They are among the first 100 names on a planned million-signature scroll that the green group wants to place on the seabed beneath Earth’s northernmost point.

The spot will be marked with a “Flag for the Future” designed by children in a global competition organized by the movie details


A signed Beatles ticket from a concert in Norfolk in 1963 is expected to fetch up to £2,000 at auction in London.

The ticket for the Grosvenor in Norwich was bought for seven shillings and sixpence and signed at the gig by John Lennon and Ringo Starr.

It also states the band were supported at the now defunct venue on Prince of Wales Road by local band Ricky Lee and the Hucklebucks.

The ticket is being auctioned by Bonhams on 3 July.

At the time of the gig The Beatles were celebrating their first number one single From Me To You, which stayed at the top of the British singles chart for seven weeks.


Victor Spinetti, Welsh-born star of stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.

Born to an Italian-Welsh father and Welsh mother in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, he was a regular performer in London's West End as well as with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He appeared in more than 30 films, including the Beatles' movies and Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.


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