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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Steward View Post
    Visited Ringo's house over the weekend on the Magical Mystery Tour. Virtually every property in Madryn Street is boarded up which means it looks as if they are going to rip the whole lot down as part of the regeneration. Liverpool is a wonderful city where heritage and regeneration combine to great affect. I guess Ringo's house will be pulled down. It's difficult to envisage how they can redevlop the area and just leave one of the old houses standing.
    I thought they were going to rebuild his in the new muesuem brick by brick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    If you mean THAT interview, I think he could have used the opportunity to better portray the city but it was a city long since changed since he last lived here though he has popped back for family visits and a U.S. tv show before the 08 opening.

    See the Ringo thread and the incident where he met a scouser in the restaurant for probably the REAL Ringo.

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    Five of the most memorable minutes of my life....

    I was in a Los Angeles restaurant for lunch many years ago with the love of my life and who should walk in and sit quite close to my table but Ringo, his missus and a few other people; I actually didn't notice him until I heard this Scouse accent and lots of laughter from the table. I was just awestruck that I was in the same room as him and, believe me, I'm not the kind of guy to hero worship people; my partner was quite stunned at how flustered I was. For quite a long time, heart racing, I thought about going over to shake hands with him but then several random people started dropping by the table and interrupting his meal and I felt sorry for him, though he was quite charming in dealing with it all. I finally thought "Nah, give the guy some peace and quiet; however I try to deal with it, I'll just look like another thoughtless gawker. I'll just nod and wave on the way out and say something like "Nice to see another Scouser in LA".

    About half an hour later, I went to the toilet and, as I came back out, he was walking in. I smiled at him and said, "This might be the only place you'll get some peace and quite, Mr Starkey". He spotted my accent straight away and asked me what part of Liverpool I was from, talked about a friend he'd had in Walton, I mentioned that a friend's dad had booked The Beatles for an early gig in Litherland Town Hall and he vaguely remembered the gig. Another guy brushed past us to get into the toilets and I said something like "Ah, well, I'll leave you in peace" but he just touched me on the arm and said "No, we're good, it's nice to catch up" and we chatted a bit more about what I was doing in LA and for a living. He asked me if I ever missed Liverpool. I told him that I had no-one back there still living I cared about and that, from occasionally chatting with other Scousers I met, it had all changed way beyond recognition anyway. He said that that was true but, all the same, it was the city that had made us what we were. I agreed with him and then one of his friends came up and said that they were all leaving. Ringo grinned at me and said he'd better get into the toilet before he wet himself and he shook my hand, patted me on the shoulder and went in.

    I went back to my table and told my partner about it; she thought it was incredibly funny because I was so pleased and proud and starstruck. As Ringo came back out and headed to his table to pick up something or other, he gave me the thumbs up and then left...probably with his missus saying "Who was that bloke you gave the thumbs up to?"

    He loves his city; it's just not his home any more. Those of us who have a great deal of distance from Liverpool in time and space don't have the fierce pride in it that those still living there do. But that doesn't mean that we are dissing it in saying that there's nothing there that we miss. And we're not so quick to anger if there is some kind of overt or implied criticism of the city.
    Right on Ged,probably a truer reflection of the guy!

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    Madryn Street is off High Park Street and on the other side is Rhiwlas Street where Jean Alexander who played Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street lived.

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    She worked in Toxteth Library, Upper Parliament Street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    I thought they were going to rebuild his in the new muesuem brick by brick?
    Not happening and so it shouldn't. As Ringo said, that wouldn't be where I lived and grew up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Right on Ged,probably a truer reflection of the guy!
    People think because he came from a poorish background he should still live around there. How many here, if they won 20 million, would stay in Liverpool? Very few indeed.
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    I don't think anyone expects him still to live in Dingle. I think it was more to do with what he said 'He didn't miss it' and laughed and also what he didn't say 'That possibly he was glad about it's current resurgence'. He just seemed indifferent to it and didn't take the opportunity but Jonathan Woss probably felt he hit the jackpot when he didn't show enthusiasm but he lived here a long time ago and it's his prerogative that he finds Beverley Hills a better place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Not happening and so it shouldn't. As Ringo said, that wouldn't be where I lived and grew up.
    He only lived there for a tiny bit anyway and that white house closer to the pub was where he lived for more!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Yes Peter it is going but that's life. He was born there but spent most of his early life to Beatle fame across the road at 10 Admiral Grove where no doubt the MMT took you too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    People think because he came from a poorish background he should still live around there. How many here, if they won 20 million, would stay in Liverpool? Very few indeed.
    Would be on a plane singing "oh Canadaaaaaa" myself. More skyscrapers there too I could see, not enough here outside of London in the UK anyway!

    Too many industrial estates dotted everywhere too.
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