Ringo Starr has a special message for the world and he’s not afraid to share it 33



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Ringo Starr has a pretty enviable life. The 75-year-old is still touring with his band, travelling the world, talking to fans, gazing at full moons, eating noodles and apple pie. How do we know this?

Because Ringo Starr loves Twitter.

No, he really, really loves Twitter. In an interview with The Independent newspaper in the UK, the former Beatle explained that the social media platform has given him a new lease on life.

“I am trying to move into the modern world,” he grins. “I love Twitter! I love it because some of them love me and some of them don’t! But that doesn’t bother me at all. Some of them are just miserable people who’ve got nothing better to do. And I’m still spreading peace and love.”

Ringo’s Twitter feed is full of happiness, emojis and yes, there’s lots of peace and love. The vegetarian drummer is prolific and unequivocally positive, which makes it a great place to hang out if you’re ever feeling down.

Here are some examples of what Ringo Starr tweets on a day-to-day basis:

Ringo also told The Independent that he has lost none of the passion that propelled him to stardom all those years ago. “Nobody understands it (performing). This is what I do  – I’m not an electrician. And when I started, the dream at 13 was to play, and only drums. I just really loves to play the drums. I love to entertain as well …”

Ringo joined his friend Paul McCartney on stage this year when Ringo was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a solo artist., “I still hang out with Paul. And when we play together it’s still a thrill for me … It’s just like memory. Paul plays great. He’s still the finest bass player, and he’s lucky I’m the finest drummer!”

In London this month, Ringo is displaying some of his personal photographs from the height of the Beatlemania era:

Are you a fan of Ringo Starr? Will you reach out to him on Twitter? Share your favourite Beatles memory today. 



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  1. I was fortunate to see the Beetles when they were in Melbourne back in the 60s at St Kilda, loved them then and still do, peace and happiness Ringo.

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    • I didn’t either Debbi, sometimes you just make mistakes, I have actually seen more on the SAS page, however I don’t make a habit of correcting people.

    • They performed at Festival Hall in North Melbourne Trish, not at St. Kilda. I was at Festival Hall.

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      • I was about to say the same thing, definitely nowhere in StKilda. I’m sorry but I couldn’t help but notice the incorrect spelling of such a famous and fantastic band.

    • Yes Victoria you are right however they also performed from the back of a truck on the St Kilda esplanade, I was there with friends and it was Televised for some kind of advert or promotion.

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      • Are you completely sure about this? The were driven round the airport in Sydney on the back of a truck as it was pouring rain. They were driven to their outdoor performance in Adelaide in a truck perhaps. I have a written account of their visit and stay in Melbourne, ridiculous teenager that I was, and I followed them everywhere they went – but from my memory and what I wrote, no St Kilda on a truck. I also have newspapers from the time, etc, etc.

  2. I remember you Ringo, when you came to Christchurch, New Zealand in 1964 with your three mates. Another story. But look at you now – still keepin on keepin on doing the same stuff and getting better and better

  3. Crikey, when I said “another story” I didn’t mean anything remotely dodgy. I was 10, and didn’t really even know who The Beatles were – but I learnt fast – my claim to fame is being alone at the intersection and having four Beatles wave at me through the rear window of their Daimler. A pretty cool memory. At the time my father couldn’t have been less impressed (“long haired louts”) but I’ve never let go of that special memory

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    • What a great memory to have. Those “long haired louts” are such a special part of our teenage years

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