Ringo Starr complains people are ‘only interested in the eight years I was in The Beatles’

The drummer says he's been writing autobiographical songs instead of a memoir

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has discussed the legacy of his former band, saying that people are “only interested in the eight years I was in The Beatles”.

Starr, who will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by his former bandmate Paul McCartney on May 30, recently spoke to Billboard about his new solo album, stating that nostalgic songs on the LP are “instead of an autobiography”.

He said: “I’ve been invited to write [a memoir] by several publishing houses but I don’t feel they’re interested in my autobiography – they’re only interested in the eight years I was in The Beatles.”


Starr continued: “I’m going to write snippets of my life on each album. One track on each is dedicated to memories of the past, incidents of the past.”

Starr’s latest solo album, ‘Postcards From Paradise’ was released last month (March 30). It is his 18th studio solo record and his first since 2012’s ‘Ringo 2012’.

Meanwhile, Ringo Starr recently paid tribute to Cynthia Lennon. The former wife of The Beatles’ John Lennon passed away on April 1 at her home in Mallorca, Spain following what is described as “a short but brave battle with cancer.” She was 75.

Ringo tweeted: “Peace and love to Julian Lennon God bless Cynthia love Ringo and Barbaraxx”.