Ringo Starr blames eBay for autograph ban

Former Beatle says fans were cashing in

Ringo Starr has blamed the rise of eBay for his ban on signing autographs for fans.

In October 2008 the ex-Beatles drummer publicly said he would refuse to sign any more autographs and would not open any further fan mail.

Now he has told BBC Radio 2 that the move was due to people selling on his signiatures.

“I was signing and then they were on eBay the next day,” he said. “So I just decided, ‘I think I’ve done my share. That’s it’.”

He added: “I honestly didn’t think it was going to be world news – BBC and CNN“.

Starr made the 2008 announcement, “with peace and love”, via a video message – watch it by scrolling below now.