Music

Ringo Starr Reveals The Beatles turned down $50 million for reunion concert

todayJuly 6, 2020

Background
share close

A few years after their breakup, The Beatles were offered a ridiculous sum of money for a one-time reunion concert, but turned it town because the opening act would have featured a shark.

That’s what Ringo Starr is revealing in a new interview with the Sunday Mirror, discussing a “crazy offer” he and the other members of the Fab Four received in 1976.

According to a report from People at the time, the four were offered $50 million by impresario Bill Sargent, a pioneer in pay-per-view events, to reunite for a concert.

“We did talk one time. There was a crazy offer out there,” Starr explained.

According to Starr, the group ultimately decided against it because of the opening act that Sargent had in mind: a man fighting a great white shark.

“We called each other to see what we think,” said Starr, admitting the shark was a dealbreaker. “We decided not to do it because the opening act was a guy biting a shark. So we thought no.”

However, he admitted that until the death of John Lennon in 1980, followed by that of George Harrison in 2001, he’d always been hopeful that The Beatles would reunite.

“If John and George had not died there was surely a possibility of that. Paul and I are still on the road. John would have still been on the road,” he said. “I don’t know about George. We’d still be doing what we love to do. Maybe separately, maybe together. Nobody knows.”

In fact, Starr confessed that he had initially assumed The Beatles’ breakup would be more of a temporary hiatus than a permanent split.

“When we finished Abbey Road I did not walk away thinking that’s the last album. I thought ‘we’ll be back in how many months and we’ll do another’. Between times we did actually break. No one went away thinking ‘That’s it,’” he explained.

“I didn’t leave the studio thinking that will be the last record we’d ever make. I never thought that. I didn’t think it would be the last time we’d ever tour together either,” he added.

Source: etcanada.com

Written by: New Generation Radio

Rate it

Previous post

Music

Black Eyed Peas & Shakira Win Best ‘Translation’ Collaboration in Fan Poll

As the Black Eyed Peas continue making the rounds with their star-studded collaborative Translation, fans officially picked the best joint on the album. With over 56 percent of the votes, “Girl Like Me” with Shakira takes the crown after a two-week Billboard poll circulated. The fourth track on the set is full of infectious flavors from tropical to dance to soca. She’s followed by the J Balvin-assisted “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” and the “Feel the Beat” with Maluma. “I […]

todayJuly 6, 2020

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


[wpens_easy_newsletter firstname="no" lastname="no" button_text="Εγγραφή"]

ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ

0%