The Beatles went through highs and lows as a band as brotherly love and bickering, management woes and press intrusion all played their part in defining the purple patches for the Fab Four.
Sir Ringo Starr is the first to admit that it wasn’t always rosy being behind the kit of the biggest band of all time, but when the sun was shining, so to speak, there was no better place to be. When celebrating his 81st birthday in Beverly Hills on Wednesday he spoke about just that.
When asked by TMZ, what his favourite days in The Beatles were, he explained, “I love the White Album all of my life because we were back being a band.” Ringo then jokingly added, “We made a couple of other good albums too!”
True to form even on his birthday, his message, as ever, was one of peace and love. The 81-year-old recorded a video message stating: “I’m inviting everyone who wants to join the peace and love celebration for my birthday at noon your time wherever you are, 7-7-21.
“You can post it, you can say it, you can even think it – but it would be really cool if you go ‘Peace and Love’ at noon on my birthday – so let’s spread peace and love on my birthday – c’mon everybody!”
The White Album was released back in 1968 and resides as a classic in any greatest albums of all time list. Clearly, the upbeat atmosphere in the studio rubbed off on the songs.