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New Rock Band Featuring Beatles To Be Released

Finally! A Rock Band game worth mentioning! The Beatles music will be featured on The Beatles: Rock Band, to be released this fall! To me it seems as if putting their music on Rock Band would be beneath the Fab Four (or whomever holds their copyrights now). Apparently I am wrong! One wonders what Ringo could have to say about this…

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Ringo Says No More Fan Mail

Source: AP

Ringo Starr doesn’t want to hear from you. If you do write, your letter will end up in the trash. After 45 years of stardom, he doesn’t want to spend any more time answering mail or sending signed photos back to fans.

The fan fatigue led the former Beatles drummer to post a sometimes angry sounding short video clip on his Web site telling fans that any mail sent to him after Oct. 20 will not be read or answered. British television stations broadcast the video on Tuesday.

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Today in Drumming History …

On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr played his first gig with the Beatles replacing Pete Best.  To honor this day, here is a video of the Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Feb 8, 1964.

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Whatever Happened to The Beatles’ Original Drummer, Pete Best?

Source: Fosters.com

“I will never forget the expression when we played the first notes of ‘Long Tall Sally’ on the kids’ faces,” Best recalled Friday afternoon during a telephone interview from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y., where his band was scheduled to play that night.

Suddenly, there was a great roar that ushered in the beginning of what was to become Beatlemania, Best recalled.

“It was a moment of magic,” the now 66-year-old Best said.

But Best’s career with the Beatles was short-lived. Just before his former band mates became successful British pop stars in 1962, the decision was made to replace him with Ringo Starr.

Former Beatles Manager Brian Epstein broke the news to Best and Best never spoke with John, Paul or George again.

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According to Ringo, The Beatles Happened Because There Was No Nat’l Service

Source: InEntertainment.co.uk

Ringo Starr has been talking about how the end of national service in Britain actually made it possible for The Beatles to exist. The Legendary drummer from one of the greatest bands our world has ever seen has claimed that the reason for the huge pop explosion in the 60’s was only made possible because people no longer had to join the army.

Starr said “We were the first generation that didn’t go into the army,”he also added “I missed the call up by, like, 10 months, and so we were allowed, as these teenagers, not to be regimented and turn into these musicians.”

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