Well I'm getting happier all the time, which is very nice.
I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with.
And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One - I had left the band on the White Album.
That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
That was a great time. I was in my 20s, had lots of energy. I have great memories of it.
We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.
So this is America. They must be out of their minds. -Ringo Starr circa 1964, arriving in America for the first time.
I've been making a CD, so I have lots of ideas, ... (The action) will be set around a band. They'll be their own characters. It'll be a very strange All-Starr Band.
And so we went away to play, and we'd come back to Liverpool. And while we were doing this - 'cuz we did it for two years. And then we'd go to Germany, and that's where I met the Beatles.
It would have been nice if we could have come a bit earlier, but I tell you it's better late than never,
Everything government touches turns to crap.
George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.
And in a marriage you can't TRY and be married. You're married or you're not married... as far as I'm concerned.
That's when we decided to stop in '66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain.
I like Beethoven, especially the poems.
So this is America. They must be out of their minds.
We've got the children so we have to deal with each other because we have to deal with children's problems, you know, and our own problems. But some days it's fine, and then some days we just are at each other's throat.
I mean, I was born the day war broke out, but I don't remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool, you know. I remember when I was a little older, there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.
People in Liverpool don't move very far, you know.
So we went in and we did the album in twelve hours... because we did everything we'd been doing on the road for the last year or so, you know.
The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite.
And I came back and it was great, 'cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know.
I couldn't put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would've stayed with the band.
After college, I went to London to record with Jimmy Webb on a project,
I mean, women are very important to me. I don't know, they just drive me crazy.
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.
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