Talk:Ringo Starr

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Semi-protected edit request on 11 October 2021[edit]

In personal life section, the line "He later admitted to being "a drunk, a wife-beater and an absent father".[279]" should be moved. This line is currently in the section about his marriage to first wife Maureen, when the source mentions his drinking & violence as part of his marriage to second wife Barbara Bach. Suggest this line would make more sense moved to the section about his marriage to Barbara Bach. 2A02:C7F:2259:2800:3093:A2E8:2825:55F5 (talk) 16:33, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The quote comes from the first line of the source and doesn't look like it's tied to Bach. In fact "absent father" must be talking about his kids with Maureen, since he didn't have any kids with Barbara. By the way, the quote needs to go away, because it looks like we're quoting Ringo but we're not. GA-RT-22 (talk) 22:24, 14 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Already done ScottishFinnishRadish (talk) 12:37, 15 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Masterclass addition under musicianship[edit]

Ringo Starr recently joined the Masterclass lineup of tutors teachings "Drumming and Creative Collaboration". I think it should be added under the section Musicianship [1]Persianprince99 (talk) 23:28, 28 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@Persianprince99: plus Added! GoingBatty (talk) 02:59, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

‘Ringo is not even…[edit]

… the best drummer in The Beatles’ is a typical Lennon wisecrack. The Beatle years are littered with Lennon sarcasms. His remark has two bases:

1. That the three other Beatles could all do a bit of drumming, McCartney being the most accomplished: he played drums on ‘The Ballad of John Yoko’. Of this fact, Ringo once remarked, ‘I was lucky to be in a band with three other drummers who could play in only one style.’

2. ‘Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?’ was a stupid question. Lennon always gave smart-alec answers to stupid questions. The Beatle years are rich in them. (talk) 06:47, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

But also don't forget Pete Best, Norman Chapman, Tommy Moore and Jimmie Nicol? Martinevans123 (talk) 09:24, 17 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Jasper Carrott said it, not Lennon. -- (talk) 08:54, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And before Carrott, Radio Active: [1]. Martinevans123 (talk) 12:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 2 October 2022[edit]

Lennon did not ask Ringo to join The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein went round on a Tuesday to Ringo's house to ask him to join the band. Source Hunter Davies book. Plus, this info is common knowledge. Ringo said that Brian Epstein asked him to join the Beatles, (talk) 23:04, 2 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Question: What part of the article exactly are you referring to that you are requesting be changed? BlueNoise (Désorienté? It's just purple) 06:01, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I believe they're referring to § Replacing Best. Aaron Liu (talk) 11:26, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Laughing Squid is a blog that isn't made by music experts. Aaron Liu (talk) 11:27, 24 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]