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    Default Macca and Ringo come home for 2008

    It was formally announced today that Ringo is performing at the opening ceremony and Macca later in the year at Anfield. There is to be a ballot to decide who gets tickets and you can only apply for a maximum of 2. You can register for tickets online but be aware you need to have an 08 card for your registration to proceed.

    Here is the link which also includes some classical concerts as well


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    http://www.liverpool08.com/Events/Re...kets/index.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkim View Post
    It was formally announced today that Ringo is performing at the opening ceremony and Macca later in the year at Anfield. There is to be a ballot to decide who gets tickets and you can only apply for a maximum of 2. You can register for tickets online but be aware you need to have an 08 card for your registration to proceed.

    Here is the link which also includes some classical concerts as well

    http://www.liverpool08.com/Events/Re...kets/index.asp

    Munchkim
    Thanks for posting this, munchkim. I am almost inclined to fly over from the United States for Sir Paul's concert at Anfield on June 1, 2008, partly because my sixtieth birthday is next year. I do though have a big work deadline to meet in June so it doesn't really look doable.

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    Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are coming home to celebrate Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.


    McCartney is headlining a concert at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club, while Starr is joining forces with Eurythmics member Dave Stewart for "Liverpool The Musical."
    "It's going to be a great year," McCartney promised in a statement on Thursday detailing plans for the northern English city's cultural bonanza.
    "I'm very proud of the city and I look forward to welcoming you all and showing you a good time," McCartney said.
    He is headlining next June's concert which will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience. The full line-up is to be announced later.
    The Liverpool musical was described as "Stravinsky meets Hip Hop" with an eclectic cast ranging from Ringo Starr to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    The Liverpool musical was described as "Stravinsky meets Hip Hop" with an eclectic cast ranging from Ringo Starr to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. . .
    Hmmm. Yes. Starting to cringe at this idea. . .

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    I registered for tickets but didnt get the confirmation email, but a work colleague did. Anyone else had the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteH View Post
    I registered for tickets but didnt get the confirmation email, but a work colleague did. Anyone else had the same?
    I got a confirmation email aswell Ste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hmmm. Yes. Starting to cringe at this idea. . .

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    The thought of another Beatle type festival should make us all cringe!!

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    Give over you wind-up

    Imagine if Wolverhampton or Leicester had won this CoC thing they'd be wheelin' out Noddy Holder or Showaddywaddy respectively.

    The fact is, these stars have saved Harborows CoC plans, if you listened to the street interviews on Radio Merseyside last night you'd have heard all those stopped saying how great it will be to have 2 of our most famous sons involved and they'll definitely be going - if you listened further you'd have heard there's already a clammer for the ballot tickets.

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    Yeah. What about Graceland and Elvis. Where is it ? I'm not an Elvis fan - is it Memphis ?
    Anyway, they will never stop the Elvis hype there will they.

    So it's the same thing here with the Beatles.

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    I'm taking my sister and bro in law to see Graceland on Monday.

    I went about 15 years ago, it is well worth a visit.
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    Ringo Starr has quashed any specualtion that the Beatles may reform with Lennon and Harrisons sons making up the numbers, but hasnt ruled out working with just Paul.

    http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/...-won-t-reform-

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    Default I know it's a national problem but ... FFS!!

    Paul McCartney tickets sell for £750 on black market

    Jan 17 2008

    by Sarah Gaffney, Ormskirk Advertiser


    TICKETS to a Paul McCartney Capital of Culture rock concert are selling on the black market for up to £750.

    The Liverpool Sound gig at Anfield Stadium sold out within 20 minutes of tickets going on sale with punters paying £125 for a ticket.

    More than 32,000 fans will pack Anfield on June 1 to see Macca perform along with other stars. But it is feared tickets will end up changing hands for more than £1,000 each to corporate buyers while grass roots local fans are excluded.

    A Culture Company spokesman said: “We've put checks in place to stop fraudulent tickets circulating but if someone decides to sell their tickets of their own volition then there's nothing we can do.

    “We would, however, encourage anyone who has bought a ticket not to sell it because they would be missing out on a fantastic show.”

    http://icseftonandwestlancs.icnetwor...name_page.html

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    Someone who went to see him on the Roundhouse said they had to pick their tickets up on the day and supply the credit card it was booked on and a form of i.d. (not quite as strict as for the led Zepplin concert but similar) Is this the way forward to stop agencies buying them all up or touts on ebay and around the venue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Someone who went to see him on the Roundhouse said they had to pick their tickets up on the day and supply the credit card it was booked on and a form of i.d. (not quite as strict as for the led Zepplin concert but similar) Is this the way forward to stop agencies buying them all up or touts on ebay and around the venue?
    Something needs to be done for sure, and any step however small is a step in the right direction.

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    I know Ringo made himself a bit of a controversial figure because of his remark about Liverpool on the Jonathan Ross show following his appearances in Liverpool to kick off the Year of Culture. I thought the following blog entry might be interesting to discuss. I found it on Daithai C's blog for Sunday, 13 January 2008:

    Arise Sir. Ringo!!

    This year 2008 the venerable maritime city of Liverpool (or Dublin East as it is known in some circles) is the European City of Culture and it kicked off the festivities in fine form at the Pier Head last night.

    Leading the festivities was the famous Children's T.V. narrator and some time musician Ringo Starr, as affable and as unpretentious as always. Ringo of course has never really recovered from John Lennon's riposte to being asked was Ringo the best drummer in the world "Best drummer in the world! He is not even the best drummer in the Beatles!!"

    Now I'm not an advocate for the British Honours system but seeing the New Years Honours where various non-entities, worthies and time servers are honoured essentially for services to themselves (" C1, Ministry of Defence, For services to Government") and where even the ludricously bonused CEO of Railtrack receives a Knighthood the question must be asked why no Sir. Ringo? Or to put it another way if a person of Ringo Starr's acomplishment can't be granted an "honour" who can?

    Indeed why did somebody like George Harrison, who as well as his musical accomplishments was the first to use music and media to raise funds and awareness of world problems (Concert for Bangladesh) die without being honoured.

    Not for the first time can the great City of Liverpool feel excluded by the Establishment.

    Arise Sir. Ringo I say!!
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    With some of the no mark ballbags that do get it (two of which are detailed in that blog) - and those overlooked who should possibly get it - such as Bob Paisley and Ringo Starr - I question its credibility anyway.
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    I remember George Harrison talking about his MBE. "A bit of leather and string, not much for putting the swing in the 60s". He was right.

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    Ringo showed what he is from his comments - a no-mark.

    Paul has always been above those things and lets his musical talent talk. Paul, you are always welcome. Loved the concert.

    Wouldn't it be nice for Paul (in sunglasses and beard) to be given a stage on the Matthew St festival.

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    redjed1, If you were lucky enough to have a house in Monaco and one in California would you live in Liverpool?.
    I didn't find anything offensive in what he said. The audience laughing at the question was offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    redjed1, If you were lucky enough to have a house in Monaco and one in California would you live in Liverpool?.
    I didn't find anything offensive in what he said. The audience laughing at the question was offensive.
    Yes, shytalk, I would - because its a great place to be. Are you Ringo in disguise? Monaco and California are overrated.

    He was over here promoting his song (have you heard it lately?).

    Hope he never darkens our doorstep again.

    We are happy without him.

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    No, I'm not Ringo in disguise. I know exactly what Liverpool is like, I lived there for the first 43 years of my life. I am now retired in the beautiful Ozark mountains and love it here. You refer to "we" being happy without him, I am sure you don't speak for everyone. Don't think because people move away that they are some kind of traitor, that is a very narrow minded view.
    P.S. I think California is over rated too, that is why I live here.
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    Hi shytalk. Not quite sure what you mean by "I know exactly what Liverpool is like".

    I'm happy for you living where you like.

    Pretty sure I speak for most Liverpudlians where Ringo is concerned.

    Don't mind people moving away, but get a bit annoyed when they bad-mouth us, while pretending to be part of us.

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    July 6, 2008
    Final drum roll for Ringo Starr’s birthplace
    The former Beatle and Liverpool have fallen out. Now his old home has been deemed unworthy of saving, writes Richard Brooks

    At the height of Beatlemania, Ringo Starr’s role was famously written off by John Lennon. He wasn’t even the best drummer in the band, let alone the world, joked Lennon.

    Now Starr faces a further indignity. The house at No 9 Madryn Street, Liverpool, where he was born Richard Starkey, 68 years ago tomorrow, is almost certain to be demolished after a decision by English Heritage not to list it.

    Applications had been made to save the house, which is in an area of mid-Victorian buildings singled out as important by the architectural writer Sir Nicholas Pevsner, but it is doomed.

    In contrast, Sir Paul McCartney’s childhood home was bought by the National Trust in 1997 after John Birt, then the director-general of the BBC and a Liverpudlian, argued for its purchase. John Lennon’s home, where he lived with his aunt Mimi, was given to the trust by his widow Yoko Ono in 2002 after she had bought it. Both houses are now seen by thousands of visitors a year. George Harrison’s childhood house, which is lived in by a family, is not under threat.

    To add insult to injury for Starr, the home of Pete Best, the drummer the Beatles dumped in 1962, was listed by English Heritage in 2006. The conservation body says the building, once a Conservative Club before it was bought by Mona Best, Pete’s mother, is significant because it became the Casbah Club where the group played some of their early performances.

    Starr recently referred to his birthplace in a song, Liverpool 8, released to commemorate the city’s year as European Capital of Culture:

    Liverpool I left you, said goodbye to Madryn Street
    I always followed my heart, and I never missed a beat
    Destiny was calling, I just could not stick around
    Liverpool I left you, but I never let you down.

    The song was panned. The lyrics are hardly as evocative as Lennon and McCartney’s Penny Lane or Strawberry Fields, the former children’s home whose gates have now been preserved.

    The city turned against Starr when he made dismissive comments about Liverpool on Jonathan Ross’s BBC1 show in January, saying there was “nothing” he missed about the place. A shrubbery sculpture of the drummer was later beheaded.

    Starr lived in Madryn Street for the first four years of his life before he and his mother moved around the corner to Admiral Grove. English Heritage’s main reason for rejecting the listing request, therefore, is that Madryn Street has no real links with the Beatles.

    Yet many Liverpudlians, despite Starr’s remarks about the city, want the street preserved. They include the former Liberal Democrat MP, David (now Lord) Alton, who, along with the Merseyside Civic Society, argues that the Victorian houses of the area, known as New Heartlands, should be refurbished rather than demolished, although their real concern is more about keeping a community together than preserving Starr’s house.

    “There are those who believe Ringo’s birthplace alone is worth keeping,” said Jerry Goldman, director of the Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool. “He was born there, after all, while John and Paul [were] not born in the homes now owned by the National Trust.”

    Goldman suggests an alternative plan: “No 9 could be taken down brick by brick and rebuilt in the new Liverpool Museum. This has a double advantage. It will mean displaying a mid-Victorian terrace house, and it was Ringo’s birthplace.” The Liverpool Museum, now being built, is due to open by 2011.

    Starr’s home in Admiral Grove, where he lived from the age of four to 22, is open to the public – albeit in an unofficial way. Margaret Grose, who has lived there for more than 30 years, shows people around without any charge. They usually arrive in one of the taxis that specialise in ferrying fans around Beatles landmarks in the city.

    “I get hundreds a year,” said Grose. “I knew him as a young boy. He was nice and polite. What I like to see are the smiles on their faces.”

    Yet even she has a criticism: “His name is mud now because of what he said earlier this year about the city.”

    Source: The Sunday Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by redjed1 View Post
    He was over here promoting his song (have you heard it lately?).
    Maybe he should have called it 'Liverpool H8'.
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