Ringo Starr recently participated in an interview with CNN where he discussed his friendship with fellow Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. Starr expressed that McCartney is not only one of his closest friends but also a brother to him.
Being an only child, Ringo Starr cherished the bond he shared with Paul McCartney and referred to him as a brother. He mentioned, “Paul called me the other day… We’re extremely close friends. We’re like brothers, and it was an amazing experience for me because as an only child, I suddenly had three brothers whom I could love, depend on, and assist. It was truly a remarkable moment.”
In addition to discussing his friendship with Paul McCartney, Starr reflected on the remarkable success of the Beatles. He attributed their achievements to the exceptional chemistry they had as a band, describing it as a brotherly bond between the four members.
Starr stated, “I believe it was the spark that existed among the four of us. We understood each other, and our music was of utmost importance. We always gave our best, whether we were having disagreements or sharing laughter.”
Starr also acknowledged that their music continues to resonate with every generation, emphasizing its lasting impact. He mentioned, “Even today, people from every era must listen to our music, which is incredible. You don’t necessarily have to love us, but you certainly can’t ignore us.”
During the rest of the interview, Starr discussed his ongoing tour with his All-Star Band. After having to halt his North American time last year due to testing positive for Covid-19, Starr expressed his enthusiasm for hitting the road again, ready to perform best.
If you’re interested, you can watch the complete interview here.