Beatles fans unite to try and save Ringo Starr's home

Campaign starts to stop the demolition of 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Beatles

A group of Beatles fans have united to stop the demolition of the house that Ringo Starr was born in.

The Save Madryn Street (SMS) campaign was launched earlier today (August 25) and is headed by Ringo Starr lookalike Max Frudd.

The group are hoping to conserve the Victorian terraced house at 9 Madryn Street, Toxteth, one of hundreds in the area which are due to be bulldozed.

"We are going to fight tooth and nail in Liverpool, and around the world, to call a halt to this crazy decision to demolish Madryn Street," Phil Coppell, one of the founding members of SMS, told BBC News. "The homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon are already preserved and Ringo is no less important."

He added: "We want to see Ringo's birthplace conserved and turned into a proper tourist destination and we are also taken by the idea that some of the houses could be converted for tourist lets."

Starr's birthplace has been repeatedly earmarked for demolition over the past five years as part of a plan to build more modern family homes in the area.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Hot Chip share video for new song 'Need You Now' - watch
Judas Priest launch their own brand of coffee to celebrate 35th anniversary of 'British...
The Vaccines share sci-fi 'Dream Lover' video - watch
Leon Bridges announces debut album 'Coming Home'
The Rolling Stones 'floating the idea' of playing 'Sticky Fingers' in full on...
Save Soho campaign announce London club night The Residency
The Beatles' Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon
East London venue Rich Mix facing closure
O2 Priority Tickets for James Bay, The War On Drugs and Action Bronson available now
Swedish parliament votes to keep law banning dancing in public
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia dies following battle with cancer
Damon Albarn says Blur were 'too young and stupid' to value their relationship in the past
Scott Weiland guitarist Jeremy Brown dies aged 34
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Glasgow's Arches venue saved from shutting as council rejects police closure order
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM