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A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:26 am

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entert ... 6580393259

Re: A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 am

I got more important things to spend 2K on, needless to say.

Re: A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:25 am

Nice try YDKM. However you forgot to add from the article -


"Starr's proceeds go to charity the Lotus Foundation, who offer money for family and child welfare, women's issues, animal protection and addiction recovery and education.

"Ringo's only made five or six appearances worldwide for his art," Kaye said. "It's very rare. All the money we pay Ringo goes to the Lotus Foundation, we're giving half our entrance fee to the foundation as well. I had to put some (major) money on the table to make this thing happen, I'm not sure if I'll make any money from this or not. It initially was only exposed to our client base, if it was open to the general public it would have been an impossible situation."

Gunther said many Beatles fans were happy to pay thousands just to be in the same room as Starr."

Re: A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 am

YDKM wrote:http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/music/beatles-fan-paid-2100-for-30-seconds-with-ringo-starr/story-e6frexl9-1226580393259


As noted, why did you omit any mention of all the money going to charity?

Very uncool.

Re: A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:33 pm

I'd do it if I could afford it - Ringo's a cool dude!

Re: A$2,100 for 30 Seconds with Ringo Starr!~

Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:04 pm

If I could afford it, I would.

Here's a great quote... "Ringo was the final piece to the puzzle, in terms of skill, aesthetic, and sheer charisma. No one would be talking about the Beatles today if it had not been John, Paul, George and Ringo."

A lot of great clips with Beatles. Here's a favorite... Ringo starts 9:10...
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