Ringo Starr recently joined in for an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune when he discussed his relationship with Beatles members.
He was asked if as a young rock musician, he had someone he turned to for advice and guidance.
Ringo Starr responds
“Well, as The Beatles, we had each other,” he replied.
“I mean, I’m an only child and I had three brothers (in the band). They were crazy days in the beginning, because we were from Liverpool. And, suddenly, we were from the world. And, then, we weren’t playing at the (Liverpool club) The Cavern, we were playing stadiums, and it was huge.
“Each time one of us went a little off the rails, the others would say: ‘Excuse me?’ and we’d point it out. I know I went off (the rails) myself. Suddenly, I’d buy everything, suits, shirts and five sets of shoes at a time. I was like: ‘Oh, look at this!’ And they’d be like: ‘Are you kidding me?’
“So, for me, it was great to have these three brothers that we laughed with, cried with and had a few arguments with — like, I suppose, real brothers do. I got looked after as I was breaking up, breaking down, breaking out (and) any other word with ‘breaking’ in front of it.”
Starr and the All-Starr Band’s 2023 fall tour was recently announced following the previous announcement of the band’s 2023 spring tour, which begins May 19 at Pechanga Resort in Temecula, CA. The first show immediately sold out after going on sale.
Last year, the band’s 2022 summer tour was suspended due to band members Winter and Lukather contracting the virus. The shows were pushed back into the fall, when Starr made up the losses six days in a row, one show per day. But after that, the famous drummer tested positive for the virus owing to the pandemic himself, twice. So additional tour stops needed canceling.