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« on: June 20, 2004, 04:31:20 AM »

I heard he used Ringo because he liked Rings... is that true or what?
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Re: Name
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2004, 04:46:46 AM »

Yeah, that's what I read :)
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2004, 05:07:48 AM »

Yes, I believe the name came from Rory Storm back when Ritchie was still in the Huricanes, pre-Beatles.  He had a lot of rings even then.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2004, 05:10:16 AM »

I can't remember if it was the first or last name, but he liked one because it sounded like a cowboy name.
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Re: Name
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2004, 08:54:47 AM »

Starr....that sounds kind of like a cowboy name...
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Re: Name
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2004, 10:59:41 AM »

well in response to ever one but the thread starter.
ringo played as ritchie starkey when he first joined the raving texans.his spot was called starr time.the segment in which he showed his skills.
to have a more cowboyish type name he chose ringo after a cowboy named johnny ringo.the ring thing followed afterwards.right alanbert??????????

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Re: Name
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 03:43:59 AM »

Richard Starkey
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2004, 11:07:55 PM »

Ringo has said he was called "Rings" for a time, before getting to Ringo.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2004, 04:39:33 AM »

It dates to Rory and The Hurricane days (and before, actually, in Liverpool he was always called 'Rings' because he wore a lot of rings).  When the band members decided to give themselves stagenames (ala Paul Ramon, etc.) Ritchie changed it to Ringo, and as Starkey didn't fit he shortened his to Starr.
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Re: Name
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2004, 10:51:39 AM »

alan you better come clear this up.....rings he was called.ringo came about in rorys band.paul ramone,carl harrison,long john silver,stu de stael,pete stayed pete best.these were names the silver beatles used.ringo was in the hurricanes then charles.....

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Re: Name
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2004, 02:05:28 PM »

from various websites:

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Rory Storm was a showman and he insisted that Richard add some flare to his act by giving him a new name. Ringo was adopted because of his fetish for rings and because it sounded
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2004, 04:38:58 PM »

[quote by=pc31 link=Blah.pl?b=starr,m=1087705880,s=9 date=1090061499]alan you better come clear this up.....rings he was called.ringo came about in rorys band.paul ramone,carl harrison,long john silver,stu de stael,pete stayed pete best.these were names the silver beatles used.ringo was in the hurricanes then charles.....[/quote]


Yes I know.  I wrote my blurb rather confusingly.  The guys in the Huricanes were changing their names as well at the time ("Johnny Guitar") and that was what I was referring to.  I shouldn't have used 'Paul Ramon' as an example, as it clouded the issue.
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Re: Name
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2004, 07:14:52 PM »

Ringo's real name wasn't Starkey but something else (I forgot). His grandmother (or grandfather, I forgot) married this other man (or woman) and it just changed into Starkey. That's what I read in 'The Beatles: Anthology'.

P.S. I'm the one who forgets things...
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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2004, 08:51:19 PM »

[quote by=pc31 link=Blah.pl?b=starr,m=1087705880,s=9 date=1090061499]alan you better come clear this up[/quote]

Mr C has clarified now I think ;D

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2004, 10:02:46 PM »

[quote by=Soft_Guitar60 link=Blah.pl?b=starr,m=1087705880,s=12 date=1090091692]Ringo's real name wasn't Starkey but something else (I forgot). His grandmother (or grandfather, I forgot) married this other man (or woman) and it just changed into Starkey. That's what I read in 'The Beatles: Anthology'.

P.S. I'm the one who forgets things...[/quote]thanks for the clarity charles......parkin was the name granddad changed to starkey....

 

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