Heartbreaking moment: When Ringo Starr saw John Lennon for the last time

    During the interview after the Lennon murder, Starr was in a terrible, very depressed state ...

    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

    Ringo Starr
    Ringo Starr


    Young John Lennon and Ringo Starr
    Young John Lennon and Ringo Starr

    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.

    John Lennon
    John Lennon

    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.


    John Lennon and Ringo Starr
    John Lennon and Ringo Starr

    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.”

    John Lennon and Ringo Starr
    John Lennon and Ringo Starr

    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.


    Ringo Starr and John Lennon
    Ringo Starr and John Lennon

    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...

    David Gilmore: a genius whose craftsmanship goes beyond Pink Floyd

    David Gilmore: career before and after Pink Floyd, solo work, biography This was before Pink Floyd. Passionate about music since childhood, in the '60s David Gilmore is...

    Zakk Wylde: more than Osborne's guitarist

    Guitarist Zakk Wylde: biography, art, collaborations with musicians Zakk Wilde became famous for his work with Prince of Darkness, but his influence and legacy extend beyond that...

    "Unconventional" domestic rock bands that are not ashamed of

    The most unusual Russian rock bands: list, photos, hits and facts Despite the fact that many listeners do not take Russian rock seriously, saying - too much...

    The first and only "cold" meeting between Roger Waters and John Lennon

    Roger Waters and John Lennon - first meeting and communication: history and facts The Beatles and Pink Floyd are two legendary bands. Completely different, but...

    What John Lennon "appropriated" from the record store during the Beatles' first foreign trip

    How The Beatles' first trip abroad turned out to be "the theft of the century" Despite their worldwide status, The Beatles - like any other band - started with...

    "Imagine," or John Lennon's cult classic - Remembering the Imagine album

    Review of John Lennon's iconic "Imagine" album - idea, background, track list It's been half a century since John Lennon sang "Imagine You Have...

    John Lennon, or the unbridled icon of "love and world peace

    What was John Lennon really like, or the dark side of the unbridled legend John Lennon is one of the most colorful and controversial musicians in history. He is...

    "John Lennon's Cute Secret": More than twenty SEALs that only McCartney, Ono, and his most loyal fans knew about

    Why Lennon had so many cats - Few people know, but the iconic Beatle had more than twenty purrs When the Beatles took over the world, fans began to actively explore...

    "Broccoli and Blueberries" - How Ringo Starr manages to look so young in his mature years

    How Ringo Starr manages to look younger than his own son - Secrets of youth from the legendary musician Ringo Starr was once part of a huge British invasion! Despite the fact that ...

    "Tangled in my own feelings" - Love in John Lennon's life

    Interesting details about the personal life of the legendary John Lennon John Lennon was a vivid and highly controversial figure: while the iconic Beatle preached love and peace,...

    It’s good that Lennon didn’t see this: What Yoko Ono did after the death of her husband

    Yoko Ono's musical career after John Lennon's death Yoko Ono is blamed for the collapse of the Beatles. Someone is still mad at her for it: it's about...

    R&B created the foundation for The Beatles: "Rock 'n' roll is black music"

    How rhythm and blues inspired The Beatles. Rhythm and blues (R&B) is a popular musical style created by African Americans. It included both elements of popular African American music and a large...
    Featured Articles

    Top 6 The Beatles songs with Ringo Starr on lead vocals

    The Beatles songs by Ringo Starr The Beatles are the magnificent foursome that immortalized themselves at the height of their fame. The driving force is considered to be John...

    The remake of "The Musicians of Bremen" - will a modern take on the Soviet classics please

    Remake of the Soviet cartoon film "The Musicians of Bremen" In recent years in Russia, more and more often began to produce remakes of beloved Soviet films and cartoons, and the filmmakers are not ...

    Neural networks capture music: a piano played by artificial intelligence

    How the Listen To Transformer neural network learned to create classical melodies on the piano Recently we have been releasing more and more interesting materials related to the work of neural networks....

    How the Pribaltiyskaya Hotel almost put an end to Pugacheva's career

    The story of the incident with Alla Pugacheva in the Pribaltiyskaya Hotel: background, facts, public reaction Alla Borisovna Pugacheva occupies not the last place in the history of Russian pop song -...

    How Paul McCartney turned a failed Beatles song into a successful solo hit

    The Beatles' unrecognized song that became a hit "The Beatles," also known colloquially as The White Album, is the Beatles' ninth studio album and their best-selling record....

    Fuzz Music magazine's top two-guitar rock bands

    The best rock bands with two guitarists in history As for the six strings in rock 'n' roll, you can never have too many, can you? Although...

    "Gesturing even faster": Holly Maniatty, a sign language interpreter for rock and rap artists

    Holly Maniatty is the Internet's most famous sign language interpreter Many musicians take care of their fans in different ways: some serve bottles of water from the stage on a hot concert day, while...

    Why John Lennon Kissed Jerry Lee Lewis's Shoe

    The moment John Lennon kissed Jerry Lee Lewis's shoe - why and why What would you do if you met one of your idols? Most...

    The first and only "cold" meeting between Roger Waters and John Lennon

    Roger Waters and John Lennon - first meeting and communication: history and facts The Beatles and Pink Floyd are two legendary bands. Completely different, but...
    Continue in browser
    To install tap Add to Home Screen
    Add to Home Screen
    Get our web app. It won't take up space on your phone.
    Add FUZZ MUSIC to Home Screen

    For an optimized experience on mobile, add FUZZ MUSIC shortcut to your mobile device's home screen

    1) Press the share button on your browser's menu bar
    2) Press 'Add to Home Screen'.