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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2007, 08:27:55 PM »

Only too true, AZ!

I'm sorry, but I can no longer remain silent. I think it is time we admitted the tyranny of Ringo!

Ringo often forced the others to carry him--literally:


Here he is documented actually snatching away an award from John Lennon!


He often used George as his personal slave. Here George is forced to read to him...


...and mist his delicate throat.


In addition to all this, Ringo hogged the controls for the toy racetrack.



No wonder he is so universally hated.

I hope this is helpful for your report, Nalem! Good luck!  ;)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2007, 09:14:16 PM »

aaaahahahaha hilarious! All is being steadily revealed

So now George is actually a rabbit, and Ringo is in fact a pillar of power- the forceful king of the beatles

They were all convincing media and fans alike with their devious coverups but they don't fool us!  :)

Perhaps it all began in the film 'A Hard Days Night' - you know how Paul's 'Grandad' encouraged him to stand up for himself and to go out there and get what he wants!

And with regards to Ringo being hated- I must agree that I havent heard of anyone putting Ringo down at all! (well other than John Lennon!)  :)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2007, 09:45:07 PM »

And where would the beatles be without the steady support of his drum beat!! ;D
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2007, 09:58:47 PM »

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[...]So now George is actually a rabbit, and Ringo is in fact a pillar of power- the forceful king of the beatles[...]
But I'm not sure that I want to know who/what John and Paul were  ::) ...
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2007, 06:45:15 PM »

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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.

I wouldn't say hatred. But, yes, contempt at times I think.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2007, 06:15:49 AM »

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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.

Say, ummm, are you getting what you were after? Just wondering...  ::)
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2007, 04:52:48 PM »

@ harihead: That is AMAZING. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Ahhh...Ringo the tyrant...

Well, on a more on-topic note, I wouldn't call feelings towards Ringo dislike - he's just not everyone's favourite. Compared to 'adorable' (note quotes) Paul, John the rebel, and George the philosopher, he doesn't really have any striking personality traits. He's a likeable person, but that doesn't give him something that people can distinguish him by so they can call him their favourite Beatle. He never made a spiritual trip to India, sung at the Superbowl, or staged massive peace protests - he's just not that kind of person, but rather a nice, easy-going guy who is content with and even awed by the idea of Beatles-type fame. Mostly, I would say many fans like and tolerate Ringo, as opposed to hating him, but he just doesn't get the limelight the lads with the more striking traits do and therefore is often ignored.

I would agree that looks has something to do with it as well. Let's face it - most people prefer Paul or John to George and Ringo. Some people, in fact, would consider Ringo dead ugly, more than those who would consider someone like Paul ugly. Something someone told me this weekend seems to sum this up: Paul's the one you date in high school, John's the one you have a passionate affair with in college, George is the one you marry, and Ringo's your best friend.

Personally, Ringo, if you can't tell from my sig, is my favourite, so I'm just putting in my two cents from my observations.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2007, 05:05:05 PM »

^Can't agree too much with that. Ringo got the most fan mail during Beatlemania. Girls went nuts for him more than others it seems. And he was popular precisley because he didn't play the big rock star or get spiritual - he's the unaffected guy that everyone can identify with.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2007, 05:15:33 PM »

I guess you can interpret it either way. Fan mail can mean a lot of things, both love-stricken letters and hate mail - I wouldn't look at it just based on the numbers. (Besides, he comes from a large family!) At any rate, he's still not everyone's favourite, really - every poll I've seen on the subject has proved that.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2007, 08:14:47 PM »

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[...]Ringo got the most fan mail during Beatlemania. [...]
A Hard Day's Night (film) told US so  :) ...

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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2007, 10:33:03 PM »

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At any rate, he's still not everyone's favourite, really - every poll I've seen on the subject has proved that.

I guess it was because he wasen't really a songwriter.
He was & still is a brilliant solid rock drummer & has the Ringo sound :)
but i do suspect it was because the other 3 were writers & Ringo just
kept it together. But of course, without Ringo it woulnd't be the Beatles!

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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2007, 04:41:39 AM »

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Something someone told me this weekend seems to sum this up: Paul's the one you date in high school, John's the one you have a passionate affair with in college, George is the one you marry, and Ringo's your best friend.
I love that!

Ringo did appear to be the most popular Beatle during early Beatlemania in the United States.  He received the most fan mail by far, although I personally think that Paul had the most teenagers screaming for him outside the hotel room windows. ;) And don't forget the Ringo for President campaign! It was started by an American DJ, but it certainly caught on like wildfire.

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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2007, 01:58:10 AM »

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So now George is actually a rabbit, and Ringo is in fact a pillar of power- the forceful king of the beatles



I think tangerine's nailed it.  Ringo's ancestor, Atouk, demonstrated this eons ago.



"Macha pooka!"

"Atouk aloonda Tala.  Zug Zug!"


These traits were passed down over many generations.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2007, 09:19:46 PM »

Ringo is human.  That's what makes him great.  If you've ever messed around with a drum machine (even the kind you can "humanize" it still sounds like a machine.)  Even some of the great session drummers can sound like machines.  

Ringo is human.  He plays a human beat.  Whether it's "Get Back" or "Things We Said Today."  It's idiosyncratically Ringo.  Human.  The Beatles needed that humanness/uniqueness at the center of their sound.  

A technically "better" or steadier drummer might not have worked, because as a group they became an organic rather than mechanical entity.  

No Ringo, no Beatles.  Simple as that.  Without the heart the body dies.  
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2007, 01:39:37 AM »

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Ringo is human.  That's what makes him great.  If you've ever messed around with a drum machine (even the kind you can "humanize" it still sounds like a machine.)  Even some of the great session drummers can sound like machines.  

Ringo is human.  He plays a human beat.  Whether it's "Get Back" or "Things We Said Today."  It's idiosyncratically Ringo.  Human.  The Beatles needed that humanness/uniqueness at the center of their sound.  

A technically "better" or steadier drummer might not have worked, because as a group they became an organic rather than mechanical entity.  

No Ringo, no Beatles.  Simple as that.  Without the heart the body dies.  

Very well put. Ringo is so good I f*ucking hate him!! ;D
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2007, 05:42:56 AM »

The without the heart quote is so true. My ex father -in - law passesd away last Sunday. He and his wife had split. She was his Heart. :'(
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2007, 10:52:12 PM »

harihead your really crack me up!!!!

  I read somewhere the 13 reasons why everybody should respect ringo...  
he is a really good drummer...

if i find that i'll post it....

   I for one love ringo... and everything about him! GO RINGO!!!!
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2007, 11:48:10 PM »

Please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please tell me what "Atouk aloonda Tala" means!
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2007, 01:01:49 AM »

I think the reason that so many girls liked him in the early days is because of what adamzero said. He is more human, and approachable. Girls don't have to worry about getting their hearts broken.
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Re: Why do people hate Ringo Starr?
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2007, 02:31:46 PM »

Welcome to the forums, muievoua ... hope you'll enjoy them!  :)
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