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‘The Beatles’ were lucky to have me: Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr has said that he was already a "big shot" when he joined 'The Beatles' and his bandmates were lucky to have him as their drummer.

Written by Agencies | London |
May 24, 2011 1:21:52 pm

Ringo Starr has said that he was already a “big shot” when he joined ‘The Beatles’ and his bandmates were lucky to have him as their drummer.

The 70-year-old musician,who replaced Pete Best two years after the original line-up was formed,claimed he was better known in Liverpool than his bandmates when he joined the ‘fab four’,reported Contactmusic.

“Within Liverpool,I was a lot more well know than them. Rory and the Hurricanes (Starr’s former band) were big shots in the city. We had the suits. That was our claim to fame. The Beatles were lucky to get me. It wasn’t just that I was a big shot,I was a cool drummer,” he said.

Starr who is currently touring with his own group ‘Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band’,said that the other surviving Beatle,Paul McCartney says he is too busy to work with him anymore.

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“Every time I ask him to tour with the All Starrs,he says he is too busy. We’re as close as we want to be. We’re the only two remaining Beatles,although he likes to think he’s the only one. I actually think it’s people on the outside who perceive Paul as thinking he’s the only member left,when actually it’s me. I am the last remaining Beatle,” he added.

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