Saturday, February 20, 2010

3 Beatles and Ringo

Ringo Starr started out as Richard Starkey. While Starkey was in the band Skiff le, their front man Rory Storm dubbed him Rings because he wore so many rings. Storm eventually changed the nickname to Ringo to give it a cowboy flavor.

4 comments:

SteveA said...

And the rest is history! Love him as a drummer! and of course as pat of that well known band from Liverpool!

downtown guy said...

Slight correction: the band wasn't called Skiff Le, it was a skiffle band. The band was actually called The Raving Texans.

Joy said...

Thanks, DG! I don't check this stuff out I get from "Useless Knowledge" on iGoogle unless it seems too far-fetched. I depend on readers like you who know stuff! Thanks for the interesting correction! I appreciate it. This makes the cowboy reference make sense now.

downtown guy said...

No problem! I'm sort of a fan of the jug band sound, so that leads to knowing about skiffle. I did have to look up the real name of the band, though.