Ringo Starr Reflects on His Close Friendship with Paul McCartney: 'He's the Brother I Never Had'

Monday, May 06, 2024

Ringo Starr is grateful that he’s always gotten by with a little help from his friends.

The Beatles rocker, 83, appears on the cover of AARP’s December 2023/January 2024 issue and opened up in the interview published on Tuesday about how he thought of his bandmates as his “brothers” — and revealed how much he values the close relationship that remains between him and Paul McCartney.

“Paul loves me as much as I love him,” the legendary musician said of the vocalist/bassist, 81, who he recently teamed up with to finish and release the final Beatles song, “Now and Then.” “He’s the brother I never had.”

In a video interview released along with the cover story, the drummer also sung his praises of McCartney’s work ethic and credited him for the amount of celebrated output that The Beatles released during their time as a group from 1962 to 1970. “Paul loved to work more than all of us,” he shared in the clip. “John and I would be, like, hanging out in the garden and the phone would ring and we knew it was him.”

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