The pain of loss: how Ringo Starr suffered the moment when John Lennon died
legendary musician John Lennon died December 8, 1980. By this point, he was again on friendly terms with his former comrades. The Beatles. They got together from time to time and had a great time, and when John passed away, his ex-colleagues experienced great pain of loss. This tragedy especially affected Ringo Starr.
The shock of what happened
Crazed fan shot John outside his own house in New York. Lennon was only 40 years old when he was mortally wounded. Mark Chapman December 8, 1980 in the arch of Dakota, the house in which he lived with his wife Yoko Ono.
This tragic incident shocked the whole world.
Ringo Starr felt fear after the shocking death of his close friend and former bandmate John Lennon. After the incident, he agreed to talk to reporters.
While George Harrison and Paul McCartney tried to hide their suffering from the public, the drummer "The Beatles" Ringo Starr morally collapsed before our eyes. Arriving at New Yorkto be with the Lennon family after the murder (by the way, he was the first to do this), Starr appeared on television in a broken state to give an interview Barbara Walters.
“I was staying at the Plaza Hotel — we were in New York for a while. I haven't seen him (John) for a while because, you know, we can see each other wherever we are… He came with Yoko for an hour, but we ended up having a great time because they were there five hours!" Ringo explained with an unhappy and desperate look on his face, remembering his last meeting with Lennon. “It didn’t matter that we didn’t see each other for a year, it was always good for us when we met: in any case, it was an especially great time that we spent together…” he added.
starr stubbornly tried to turn the conversation to the topic of music and said that she was always in the center of attention of the group. However, suddenly realizing that Lennon was gone, the drummer said, "You'll have to ask two others about this." His sad expression became more and more evident as he added, "Isn't it funny when you say that now?" Then he interrupted the next question: “You know, this is so new to me ... I used to say “ask the other three”, but now we can only ask two.”
After some pause Ringo stated:
“I am very sad. I still miss John very much, I will always miss him."
Ringo Starr was the last ex-Beatle to see Lennon alive when he and his wife Barbara Bach visited New York just a few weeks before the assassination. Starr noticed that Lennon was in a good mood because of the recently released record "Double Fantasy.". John also brought some cassettes for Starr and they discussed that they were going into the studio in January. Unfortunately, their plans were thwarted.
From Ringo's pitiful expression, downcast eyes and a lump in his throat, it is obvious that this conversation was given to him with great difficulty. Explaining how he learned of Lennon's death, starr skips the answers and asks, "Would you like to move on to the next question?" Completing your thoughts Ringo added meaning Mark Chapman: "And then this asshole showed up." The world has lost a wonderful person...