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Sign the "Sir Ringo" petition

Postby james1985 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:37 pm

An official petition has been started over here to make Ringo a knight of the realm! Sign it at:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Ringostarr/

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Postby 2 of 3 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:35 pm

I'd love to...but you have to be a UK resident. Not sure why though....the Queen is on my money too. :?
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Postby chris » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:45 pm

i have more than a couple of queen albums...does that count for anything?
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Postby 2 of 3 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:15 am

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Postby I am the Paulrus » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:59 am

Arise Sir Ringo?

Jan 18 2007

by Robert Merrick, Liverpool Daily Post

http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0800beatles/0050news/tm_headline=arise-sir-ringo-%26method=full%26objectid=18493741%26siteid=50061-name_page.html

TONY Blair is being flooded with demands for Ringo Starr to be awarded a knighthood – to match the honour given to Sir Paul McCartney.

Almost 1,500 people have signed an “e-petition” on the Downing Street website, urging the Prime Minister to make a recommendation to the Queen.

Ringo – real name Richard Starkey – was awarded an MBE along with his fellow Beatles way back in 1965, allegedly with the strong support of the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.

But no knighthood followed for the moptop drummer when Sir Paul was bestowed with the greater honour a decade ago.

Now 1,440 people have added their names to the petition, an innovation born last November to replace traditional petitions presented at the No.10 door.


It reads: “We, the under- signed, petition the Prime Minister to recommend to the Queen to confer a knighthood on Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey MBE).”


Lodged by journalist Daniel Finkelstein, a leading journalist on The Times newspaper, it is headlined: “Time to right an injustice.”


Supporters have until February 13 to sign the petition at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Ringostarr/. Alternatively, people can “sign against”, but no-one has so far done so.


Ringo’s supporters argue he brought a unique drumming style that anchored The Beatles and wrote one of the band’s most famous songs, With A Little Help From My Friends.

Others see him as the “accidental Beatle”, the classic example of being in the right place at the right time when he replaced Pete Best in 1962.

Back in 2003, there were strong rumours that a knighthood was imminent – Ladbrokes slashed the odds to 3-1 – but it never happened.

Most recently, he has been in the headlines because his Liverpool birthplace – a small Victorian terrace on Madryn Street, in Toxteth – is set to be demolished as part of regeneration plans.

There are now plans to dismantle the house brick-by- brick and rebuild it to take pride of place at the £65m waterfront-based Museum of Liverpool.

Intriguingly, Mr Finkelstein is a leading Conservative and former policy chief to William Hague, suggesting Ringo’s chances of a knighthood may be greater if the Tories return to power.
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Postby EddieV » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:17 am

Don´t think Ringo deserves it. I know a lot people would be after me after saying this.
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Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:53 am

I'm not allowed..though a member of the commonwealth..I'm not allowed. :cry:
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Postby james1985 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:12 pm

He deserves it. He's more important to 20th century cultutre than Mick Jagger, who is a knight of the realm. Give the man the gong!


Plus, he deserves it for the new, LOVE, version of Octopus' Garden 8)
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Postby 2 of 3 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:02 pm

He didn't write With A Little Help From My Friends....or most of Octopus's Garden probably....but he still deserves it....along with George.
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Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:11 pm

Give it to him...on the condition that he never does a Time/Life Music infomercial ever, ever again!

Love ya Ringo! :lol:
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