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Beatles fans unite to save Ringo Starr's home
BBC News ^ | Aug 25, 2010 | no byline

Posted on 08/25/2010 11:51:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

The house of the former Beatle Ringo Starr has been under threat for a number of years.

Beatles lovers in Liverpool have united in a bid to save Ringo Starr's home which is under threat of demolition.

The Save Madryn Street (SMS) campaign will be launched at the city's Hard Day's Night Hotel. It will be headed by local Ringo lookalike Max Frudd.

Born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, the drummer lived at the house for the early years of his life.

The Victorian terrace in Madryn Street, Toxteth, is one of hundreds in the "Welsh Streets" area to be bulldozed.

Starr's birthplace has been repeatedly earmarked for demolition for the past five years as part of a plan to build more modern family homes in the area.

Discussions to move number nine to the new Museum of Liverpool are currently on hold.

But official demolition notices have now re-appeared in the street.

...Phil Coppell, a Liverpool Beatles guide; Steve Barnes from the Hard Days Night Shop; Dave Bedford, historian and author of Liddypool; Frank Carlyle, author and Chris Johnson, a journalist, are behind the campaign.

Mr Frudd is a keen drummer who tours round the country impersonating Ringo as well as playing his own music.

They say the small terraced home attracts thousands of visitors a year and its removal would have a harmful impact on the city's tourism...

"The homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon are already preserved and Ringo is no less important.

"We want to see Ringo's birthplace conserved and turned into proper tourist destination and we are also taken by the idea that some of the houses could be converted for tourist lets."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: auction; beatlemania; thebeatles

1 posted on 08/25/2010 11:51:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; ...

Install the John Lennon John and you are on your way to reuniting the Beatles...


2 posted on 08/25/2010 11:53:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Screw McCartney and Lennon. Ringo is my favorite.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: a fool in paradise
Beatles lovers in Liverpool have united in a bid to save Ringo Starr's home which is under threat of demolition.

What in the what???

The guy's probably made a bazillion dollars, and he's living in some hovel in the shade of a wrecking ball?

Probably lost it all on scratch off lottery tickets. I know that's my downfall.

4 posted on 08/25/2010 11:55:50 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: antiRepublicrat

My fave is Stu Sutcliffe - had the good sense to die before they made it big.


5 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:12 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (And that is all the people need to know!)
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To: a fool in paradise

It would seem to me that Mr. Starr has gazoodles of money to “save” his old home if it were necessary.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:41 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

agreed


7 posted on 08/25/2010 11:58:35 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response)
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To: antiRepublicrat

“Pete Best forever, Ringo Never”


8 posted on 08/25/2010 11:58:59 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

The Beatles’ tourguide in Liverpool and the local Ringo impersonators are worried about being out of work in this economy.


9 posted on 08/25/2010 11:59:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ringo wasn’t born in this house. He was born in the Underground as the Blitz raged overhead. This part of Liverpool is called Dingle. You don’t go there.


10 posted on 08/25/2010 12:03:06 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: a fool in paradise

Perhaps he’ll get by with a little help from his friends.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 12:05:41 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: a fool in paradise
Supporters were heard singing “The No No Song.”
12 posted on 08/25/2010 12:09:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope Ringo took a Photograph.


13 posted on 08/25/2010 12:09:45 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise

“We all live in a ....ahh...eh....umm....bugger”


14 posted on 08/25/2010 12:11:09 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I doubt he lives there today; it’s his childhood home. If he gave a rat’s ass about it, I’m sure he could afford to “save” it from the ball!


15 posted on 08/25/2010 12:18:04 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: a fool in paradise

What a tragedy! Could could this happen to Ringo who belonged to a group “more popular than Jesus?????”

I say tough. Maybe Tiger Woods could use a room mate?


16 posted on 08/25/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT by texson66 (Congress does not draw to its halls those who love liberty. It draws those who love power .)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Ringo was always my favorite, too, since I was about 7 years old. My instincts were good: over the years and the insane fame, Ringo is the one Beatle who resisted the temptation to take himself too seriously (though Harrison, my second fave, was a close runner-up in that department; I always admired him).

Ringo's always upbeat and positive, and although it took me several decades to realize it, also a pretty good drummer. I'd figured he was an average dummer in the right place at the right time, until I heard him sit-in with another group a few years ago. There was no mistaking his distinct style and power to guide the sound of the group. It blew me away. I suddenly heard how much of the Beatles' tradmark "sound" was because of Ringo.

17 posted on 08/25/2010 12:38:27 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: a fool in paradise

I have a bucket list of sorts that are people I’d love to have a cuppa or spend an afternoon with hanging out. Ringo is high on that list. I love the guy’s nature.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 12:47:45 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Burn it to the ground.


19 posted on 08/25/2010 12:47:55 PM PDT by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: Check6

wow.. I’m a huge Beatles fan.. but this is a bit ridiculous. They were a great pop band. the best, in my opinion.

but it’s not the home of Winston Churchill, for god’s sake.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 1:22:02 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: pingman

The whole area is scheduled for redevelopment, not just his house. Unless he’d be prepared to stump up £100 millions to pay the developers to give up their plans and go away, I doubt even he could save that one home...


21 posted on 08/25/2010 1:27:03 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: a fool in paradise

John Lennon's John


22 posted on 08/25/2010 1:45:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Finny

It Don’t Come Easy is the best of the post-Beatles songs...of course George wrote it.


23 posted on 08/25/2010 1:49:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

I guess they could change their name to LevelPool.. The ‘Detroit’ of the UK


24 posted on 08/25/2010 1:51:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Chuzzlewit

it’s not the home of Winston Churchill

Chartwell.. the adult home of a true Lion for Liberty and FReedom.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-chartwell/


25 posted on 08/25/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Think about it. The Beatles were unknown until he joined.

He had a pretty good solo career too.

26 posted on 08/25/2010 2:02:31 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Check6

...and build a 13-story mosque in its place.


27 posted on 08/25/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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