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Ringo Starr recalls when Charlie Watts and John Bonham visited him

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Ringo Starr recalls when Charlie Watts and John Bonham visited him

Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr recalled in an recent press conference reported by Ultimate Classic Rock that the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham visited his house once. The musician recalled that him and Watts had to hold a drum kit while Bonham was playing.

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Ringo Starr recalled when Charlie Watts and John Bonham visited his house:

“I had a drum kit up in the attic – it was like a cinema attic, music, whatever you want to do up there,” Starr said during a recent press conference. “Charlie came, and so did John Bonham. We’ve got three drummers, just hanging out. Bonham got on the kit. But because it was just like … you know, it’s not like onstage, where you nail them down, so they’re steady. It was just like there. So as he was playing, the bass drum was hopping away from him.” Ringo then said that him and Charlie had to hold the drum kit so that Bonham could continue to play.

“You think, ‘Ah, man! That would have been a great little video, a TikTok or a photo [that] would have gone worldwide!’ But in the ‘70s, I had parties, and you’ll never find any photos because I wouldn’t let you take photos, you know, in my house. But I always think, That would have been a great shot to have.”

New Ringo EP “Change The World”

Ringo Starr released on September 24 “Change The World” a new EP with 4 tracks recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio just as he did for his Zoom In EP released in March 2021, and features frequent and new collaborators, creating songs that span the spectrum of pop, country, reggae and rock and roll.

“I’ve been saying I only want to release EPs at this point and this is the next one. What a blessing it’s been during this year to have a studio here at home and be able to collaborate with so many great musicians, some I’ve worked with before and some new friends,” Ringo said.

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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