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Leaving Ringo behind
« on: April 22, 2005, 12:39:21 PM »

Just wondering what people think of The Beatles leaving Ringo behind to tour in 1964.
I can't imagine The Stones touring without Charlie Watts or The Who without Moon.

The only conclusions I can draw are;
a) the other three didn't consider Ringo vital to either their sound or performance, or
b)they just did what they were told.

Either way its all a bit shabby and not very rock and roll.

Please prove me wrong!
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 05:09:45 PM »

Was Ringo not ill/injured or something?

Probably advised by management to honour their commitments as re-scheduling would have been out of the question for the busy boys.
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005, 06:45:30 PM »

Quote from: An_Apple_Beatle
Was Ringo not ill/injured or something?

Probably advised by management to honour their commitments as re-scheduling would have been out of the question for the busy boys.

Yeah, Ringo had his tonsils out.

And you're right about their commitments - they were about to embark on their first World tour. Ringo eventually caught up with the tour in Australia. In Anthology, George commented that he really wasn't happy about the decision to leave Ringo at home.

Anyway, Ringo had a brilliant airport reception all to himself when he landed in Australia, so it wasn't all bad! ;D

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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2005, 11:45:13 PM »

From what I heard it really didn't seem like the lads had much of a choice in the matter and the decision was made primarily by Brian and George Martin.  Unfortunatly the Beatles had to honor their previous commitments which tragically meant having to leave Ringo behind with his tonsilitis despite the objections of the other 3.  But it did all work out Ringo got an excellent reception by the public and John, Paul and George when he returned in Austrailia.  I think if they would have toured after Brian died then they wouldn't have left him behind.  After all Ringo was their friend he'd been through it all with them and he is irreplaceable no matter how many Pete Best fans there are.

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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 10:59:57 AM »

Has anyone got any info on Jimmy Nichol?
I read that he went bankrupt in the mid 60's..
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 12:18:34 PM »

I read that he's now living on a council estate in London and won't talk about the past. Which is wierd, because he could make a nice little living doing the conventions etc.
Maybe he's turned into a modern day Gollum with his little gold watch.
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 02:32:39 PM »

are the council estates like your idea of the "projects."?
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 03:39:30 PM »

Wow, wouldn't it be interesting to know what he's up to nowadays. Fascinating. I wondr what it would be like to have  a life like that.
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2005, 08:19:04 AM »

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are the council estates like your idea of the "projects."?

Yes sir.
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Re: Leaving Ringo behind
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2005, 10:13:54 PM »

at least jimmy can't be called exploitive....
 

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