Ringo Starr discussed his part in The Beatles in a recent interview with AARP The Magazine. He was asked in the interview if he could serve as the group’s unifying factor. He responded, No, I was the connector. It will read, “I was the glue,” in large letters, according to Ringo. I was the drummer for George when he made the first solo album, Wonderwall Music. I was the drummer for the Plastic Ono Band that John established. I would have been on Paul’s CDs as well, but he enjoys playing the drums himself. Unlike the occasional feuds, he was able to maintain cordial relationships with every member of the band because of his special status in the group.
The Beatles Conflicts
The Beatles have a lengthy dispute history. As we already stated, Ringo’s name is rarely brought up in these arguments. After The Beatles formally declared their split in 1970, years of animosity quickly ensued. Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s friendship was shattered when the split became official. They were not hesitant to declare that they were on the verge of a bitter feud that would endure for years. Lennon declared to Rolling Stone in 1971 that he found McCartney’s self-titled album to be “rubbish.”
Additionally, the two independently issued a number of “diss tracks” with purposefully explicit lyrics. One such song was McCartney’s “Too Many People,” to which Lennon retorted with “How Do You Sleep?” Following that, McCartney discussed their conflict in his autobiography, which was released in 2021: “Lyrics: From 1956 to Today.” Regarding Too Many People, his “diss song,” McCartney wrote: “This song was composed around a year after the Beatles split up, during a period when John was hurling insults at me with his songs—two of them were really harsh. I was essentially saying, “You’ve made this break, so good luck with it,” when I said that. However, it was quite light.I was essentially saying, “Let’s be sensible,” since everything seemed a little strange and a little ugly.
While John Lennon said that he composed “How Do You Sleep” with Paul McCartney in mind, he would thereafter adopt a different strategy. John Lennon would say this later, in the 1972 movie “Imagine.” He declared: It’s about me, not about Paul. I’m actually making fun of myself. However, I lament the association—well, what can I say? He made it through it. What matters is not what the writer or commentator believes about these things, but rather how he and I feel about them. We’re both alright, him and myself. Before he died, Paul McCartney was able to mend his relationship with John Lennon