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Ringo's Middle Name?
« on: August 12, 2009, 05:13:24 PM »

What is his real middle name? Or does he just not have one, because I know that some people just don't have one.

But what's with the Richard B. Starkey thing?

Just something I've wondered about...
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 10:09:18 PM »

I've done some research (research=googled it, lol) and none of the sites mentioned his 'real' middle name. One person on Yahoo! Answers said Bright--Ringo Bright Starr. That's cute, but I don't think it's right. Maybe he just doesn't have one?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 10:47:02 PM »

I've done some research (research=googled it, lol) and none of the sites mentioned his 'real' middle name. One person on Yahoo! Answers said Bright--Ringo Bright Starr. That's cute, but I don't think it's right. Maybe he just doesn't have one?

Well you found more on google than I did searching. It's like impossible to find out what it is.

I stumbled upon this name when I was on TCM.com today.

Richard Henry Parkin Starkey Jr.

So that's what the profile for Ringo said, but who really knows?

And why do they always say Richard B. Starkey?

Maybe it is Bright! lol
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 10:27:03 PM »

He doesn't have one, like George.

John Winston Lennon (John Winston Ono Lennon)

James Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Richard Starkey (Ritchie for the friends,  ;))
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 10:41:27 PM »

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=5985.20

Here is a link to a thread where Ringo himself says his name is not Starkey, but rather ... Parkin (apparently,the original source is Anthology)!

As pointed out in that thread, Ringo seems to be a bit confused about what his own name is  ???

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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 05:47:35 AM »

Thanks you guys! This information has been really helpful! :)
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 08:43:29 PM »

He doesn't have one, like George.

John Winston Lennon (John Winston Ono Lennon)

James Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Richard Starkey (Ritchie for the friends,  ;))

I thought George's middle name was Harold.
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 10:10:24 PM »

I thought George's middle name was Harold.

This is a very common mistake that I read too in many places.

The older George's brother was named Harold and his sister Louise, like his parents, Harold Harrison and Louise French, something traditional in those days. The other brother was named Peter.
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 06:31:13 PM »

And why do they always say Richard B. Starkey?

I'm still laughing. I'm watching Magical Mystery Tour and at the start, when Ringo buy the tickets for the travel, it's named in this way.

Richard B. Starkey
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 07:12:26 PM »

I'm still laughing. I'm watching Magical Mystery Tour and at the start, when Ringo buy the tickets for the travel, it's named in this way.

Richard B. Starkey

I know right? Why did they just decide to randomly throw a B in there??
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 03:17:18 AM »

I know right? Why did they just decide to randomly throw a B in there??


The voice that you hear is John's and we know that Lennon like play with the words and names. Remember the note on the Mersey Beat where he names to Paul as "McArtrey"
I think that are just a joke of the moment

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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 05:59:43 AM »

Yah it could have just been John! With his play on words, and Richard B. Starkey does sound pretty good!  ha2ha
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2009, 01:41:31 PM »

^^Paul McArtrey?? ??  :-[
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2009, 01:51:38 AM »

^^Paul McArtrey?? ??  :-[
Yeah! In the first issue of the Mersey Beat magazine John wrote his famous article talking about the beatles story, in this article he write the "man on a flaming pie" and the " Beatles with an E" stuff.

When he talk about the members he wrote "George, from Spike", "the little man Stuart" and "Paul McArtrey"

For the second issue, the mistake still was there. (The Beatles top poll photo)
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 08:20:09 AM »

Yeah! In the first issue of the Mersey Beat magazine John wrote his famous article talking about the beatles story, in this article he write the "man on a flaming pie" and the " Beatles with an E" stuff.

When he talk about the members he wrote "George, from Spike", "the little man Stuart" and "Paul McArtrey"

For the second issue, the mistake still was there. (The Beatles top poll photo)

I always found it remarkable that Bill Harry, a man well known with The Beatles even in early 1962, spelled Paul's name wrong. Misguided by John's article about the flaming pie?
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2009, 02:32:10 PM »

Together with Virginia I ran the paper single-handed, often working up to a 100 hours a week, many times throughout the night. I collapsed at one point with blood pouring through my nose which couldn't be stopped and had to be taken to hospital. At that time, bogged down with work, various typos and mistakes inevitably occurred. I wrote Cilla Black in the first issue when her name was Cilla White, because I couldn't rememberf the surname. She decided to keep it. When I was writing the caption of Paul I just referred to John's spelling. At those hectic writing times I would often get memory blanks  trying to think of something I actually knew, but my mind wouldn't register - then it would pop up at a different time. Difficult to explain if you didn't experience it.
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2009, 02:34:02 PM »

No need to apologize Bill. I just always wondered.
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Re: Ringo's Middle Name?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2009, 07:27:12 PM »

Together with Virginia I ran the paper single-handed, often working up to a 100 hours a week, many times throughout the night. I collapsed at one point with blood pouring through my nose which couldn't be stopped and had to be taken to hospital. At that time, bogged down with work, various typos and mistakes inevitably occurred. I wrote Cilla Black in the first issue when her name was Cilla White, because I couldn't rememberf the surname. She decided to keep it. When I was writing the caption of Paul I just referred to John's spelling. At those hectic writing times I would often get memory blanks  trying to think of something I actually knew, but my mind wouldn't register - then it would pop up at a different time. Difficult to explain if you didn't experience it.

Wow, it's amazing to me can discuss a beatle fact with one of the witness. The whole story is so far away in time and space to me that it's incredible.
Don't worry about the mistake. Without this error what we talk in the forums?
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