While speaking peace and love, peace and love…Ringo Starr recorded a video, that was on CNN, demanding that no more fan letters be sent to him. He says after October 20th…they will be thrown out. He also says, no more sending things in, to be signed or autographed.
For a man who made a career out of the love of his fans…and their dedication to him and his band mates…you probably wonder what would prompt him to declare such a statement. He says…he has too much to do!
Myself…i would have to say…a person needs to consider what it must be like to live in a fishbowl your whole life. Could be that maybe, just maybe Ringo has figured out that many of those “fans” who clamor for an autograph are just turning around and selling those same autographed items to ebay or to some collector so that they can earn a pretty penny!
Another thing to think about is that Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, is 68 years old. He says that he has too much to do…but, in the back of his mind you also have to wonder if he is looking back saying…I am 68 years old; most of my life is behind me. I have given so much to my fans…maybe it is time to do what I want; with, what time i have left.
That isn’t too far fetched; as two of his band mates are already deceased. There is only Ringo and Paul McCartney left alive of the Beatles.
Also this week in the news, there was an article that i read somewhere that claimed that fan stalkers are the most dangerous of the mentally ill. Consider this, both John Lennon and George Harrison were attacked by stalkers. John was fatally shot and killed. George Harrison was stabbed, but lived after the attack.
While listening to the video that Ringo recorded regarding fan mail…i was put off by the tone of the video; it comes across as hostile…but, once i stopped and thought about these other issues…it made more sense to me. So…Peace and Love as Ringo says! www.ringostarr.com