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Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« on: April 15, 2007, 11:55:03 PM »

Hello, I'm nalem and I'm writing a paper on Ringo Starr.  Over the past few years I've been a Beatles fan.  But I know of many people who have a large distaste for Ringo Starr. The hate spans from young adults in their late teens and early twenties to fans from when the band was still together.  I thought perhaps the older fans hate Ringo Starr because they preferred Pete Best. But what do the younger fans know of him?  Why should they hate Ringo?  I just can't find the answer.  If anybody knows with perhaps some proof (sources) that would be swell. Thank you.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007, 01:58:34 AM »

Welcome. No clue. I don' t know anyone personally who ever Disliked Ringo.Maybe the others can help you. ;)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 02:14:58 AM »

Wow!  It'd be really weird if there were some crotchety old-timers hobbling around Liverpool muttering "Pete Best forever, Ringo never."  
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 05:40:45 AM »

On what inforamtion your assumption is based? (sorry if im sounding pushy or mean- i really dont mean to)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 08:23:06 AM »

Hello. what on earth do you base that on? Sorry, but it's silly. While people may debate his drumming skills, he is universally (as far as I know) acclaimed as the likeable, unaffected Beatle. I think in your desire for some meat for your paper you're inventing a problem that doesn't really exist - you should be in politics.  :)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 11:11:41 AM »

he is short........

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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 01:03:11 PM »

Ringo's done nothing to upset me & he seems to have a goods head
on his shoulders! ;)

Welcome nalem!! :)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 01:07:56 PM »

I wouldn't say (I can't believe) that a fan of the group can hate Ringo ... "hate" is a strong word to use here  :-/ ... what's more, he's very beloved and respected ...

Welcome to the forums, nalem ... hope you'll enjoy them! :)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 03:40:58 PM »

I didnt know that somebody really could hate Ringo !
Why ?!
Ringo is the cuttier Beatle for me !

And his songs are so happy all the time
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 04:19:30 PM »

I'm one of the people who has certainly noticed unjustified contempt for Ringo over the years. I'm surprised that so many fans here haven't noticed. Many times I've heard people knocking Ringo; even Beatles' music admirers.

I think that maybe (I said, maybe!) the main reason is because when they were famous in the sixties, people were comparing Ringo's songwriting skills with John, Paul, and George. And, also perhaps, comparing Ringo's looks with John, Paul, and George in the screaming girls phase. And, perhaps, the 'drummer being a guy who hangs around with rock stars' kind of thinking.

Anyway, I don't know for sure. But, we've had this discussion in the past I think though some time ago.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2007, 04:47:22 PM »

^bemusement and humour maybe, but contempt? He has earned the respect due of The Beatles drummer and has never pretended to be anything else. He has always been completely upfront about his limitations., i would have to some examples of contempt to be convinced.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2007, 05:42:13 PM »

but i heard that in sixties people from USA really like Ringo, and even they like him much more than John, Paul or George. It was something like this in interviews: "Ringo, John, Paul and George"

As I said before - I didnt heard that people HATE Ringo - hate is such a big word - but I agree that they understimate him in past and now too.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2007, 09:05:29 PM »

Ringo is a beautiful witty & funny guy everytime i listen
or hear him being interviwed!  :)
He makes me laugh so much, he was a very important ingrediant
in the shape of the beatles. I don't think Pete Best worked with the
humour (maybe? :-/), so they needed that change.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2007, 10:43:10 AM »

ringo got more fan mail then and now......

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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2007, 11:14:12 AM »

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ringo got more fan mail then and now......

Must have cost him a fortune in stamps, then again he does come from a large family  ;)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2007, 04:46:39 PM »

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^bemusement and humour maybe, but contempt? He has earned the respect due of The Beatles drummer and has never pretended to be anything else. He has always been completely upfront about his limitations., i would have to some examples of contempt to be convinced.

Angus Deayton once said something about it on Have I Got News For You, to which Paul Merton responded with words to the effect that his drumming on Rain was of a very high standard. Other times I've heard it from people.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2007, 04:53:03 PM »

he's been the butt of a lot of jokes (luckiest man in the world etc) but contempt or hatred? And surely Angus Deyton's job on HIGNFY was to lampoon everyone.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2007, 05:59:54 PM »

Ringo was really the genius behind the Beatles.  He told John and Paul what to write.  Bucked up George who was prone to melancholy.  Had as much job "arranging" the songs as George Martin (since his drum parts, Paul interfering or not, laid down the basic foundation of the song).  He also controlled Brian Epstein with a voodoo doll.

Don't fall for the smile.  Ringo is one tough powerful s-o-b.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2007, 07:58:20 PM »

You speak the truth, Adamzero! I learned it all in the book "Ringo: Pillar of Power Behind the Beatles". Why do you think his drumset was set up on a high riser, like a king overlooking his subjects? All that good-natured act was just to throw us off the track. I would write more, but Ringo's spies are everywhere! *quickly buys his latest album, to throw off suspicion*
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2007, 08:11:52 PM »

The Tony Soprano of the Beatles, really.  Threatened to gut Paul if he ever touched his drumset.  And remember how he kicked ass on Thomas the Tank Engine.  You knew who was in charge!
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