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I miss band Beatles 'brothers', says drummer Ringo Starr

By Staff Reporter

Published 04/04/2015

Ringo Starr said that The Beatles were like four brothers
Ringo Starr said that The Beatles were like four brothers

Former Beatle Ringo Starr says he still misses his "brothers" in the band and he is "really proud" of the music they made.

Remembering the times when record labels turned down the Liverpool band, who would go on to be one of the most influential groups in pop, he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We made some great music and I am really proud of it to this day."

The Beatles dominated the global music scene from 1962 to 1970 and Starr's role was as peacemaker to bandmates John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

He said: "I could keep the peace ­- if ever there was an explosion within the Beatles, usually we got back together in my house and that is how it was.

"We all had personality. We were four brothers. We all loved each other deeply but you get up one morning, you are in a bad mood and it just gets too big and things happen. I was in a band suddenly with three brothers. Yeah, I do miss the others - you can't not miss your brothers."

Starr (74) said he had decided "to do my autobiography on record, not in a book". The album is called Postcards from Paradise.

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