Tag: Ringo Starr

Best product placement ever? Ringo’s drum kit on Ed Sullivan…

I always knew that Ringo's famous drum head that he played on the Ed Sullivan show had that famous Beatles drop-T logo and, above it, the name of the company that manufactured the entire black oyster kit that Ringo loved so much. How did the logo come about? Turns out that, when Ringo joined the band, Brian Epstein took him shopping to a place called "Drum City"....

Hey, which Beatles songs are you streaming?

By Donovan Day By now you've read that the top Beatles' song being streamed worldwide is "Come Together" from Abbey Road but the truth is that the song is probably No. 1 because it is the first track on Abbey Road (confession: my favorite Beatles' LP). But Vulture.com went one better and averaged out all … Continue reading Hey, which Beatles songs are you streaming?

My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…

By Donovan Day Really! That's what happened. I was doing research on the Beatles for an article and began dreaming about them all the time. In this one dream, I was in the studio with them and they let me sit in and jam. Hey, it's my dream, right?! Later, we got to talking and … Continue reading My idea for this novel about the Beatles came to me in a dream…

Do Millennials dig The Beatles?

I've met my share of Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) who don't like The Beatles or think they are overrated so it was refreshing and gratifying to read the comments by two members of Imagine Dragons who met and performed "Revolution" last year while Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in the audience. … Continue reading Do Millennials dig The Beatles?

Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?

By L.A. Rose I was thinking of this question on Christmas Day when one of my gifts happened to be the new book "The Beatles Lyrics" by Hunter Davies who was the band's "official" biographer back in the day, 1966 to 1968. The book contains facimiles of 100 original Beatles' manuscripts and Davies himself owned … Continue reading Who has the best collection of Beatles memorabilia?