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Ringo Starr the... guitarist?!
21 July 2010
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I've been on the internet hearing rumors that Ringo played some guitar in his days so I thought I'd take a look: 

 

I know there's more but that was the most interesting of all of them. Not sure if that's before or after (or during :D ) the beatles. Please, if you find any, post them here.

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21 July 2010
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All the Beatles playing Russians:

 

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21 July 2010
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Some weird guitars the beatles used, One's a 1966 Vox Kensington, a 12 String Strat (?), and a different Hofner. Maybe Ringo messed around on one of them:

 

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What model is the one that looks like it belongs in a Salvador Dalí painting?

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22 July 2010
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Probably the one with barbed wire strings!

Mr. Big, have you ever heard Ringo's "Early 1970"?:

     I play guitar, A - D - E,

     I don't play bass 'cause it's too hard for me,

     I play piano if it's in C!

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22 July 2010
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Von Bontee said:

Probably the one with barbed wire strings!

Mr. Big, have you ever heard Ringo's "Early 1970"?:

     I play guitar, A - D - E,

     I don't play bass 'cause it's too hard for me,

     I play piano if it's in C!


Actually, that's where I got the idea from. Since he made that song he's learned more guitar from George and Paul.
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I read (or heard [or saw on Anthology {or something like that}]) that he only knew three chords as well... and a little piano. That's how he wrote Don't Pass Me By. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9How proud of little Rich we are!

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23 July 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy said:


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A Fiendish Thingy said:

I read (or heard [or saw on Anthology {or something like that}]) that he only knew three chords as well... and a little piano. That's how he wrote Don't Pass Me By. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9How proud of little Rich we are!


Look at Brian, he  has a " WTF, Ringo?! Thats not a toy! / Thats not for playing with!" Kind of look. 
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This is a wow revelation! But it only makes sense. Being with other people that played guitar he probably wanted to expand his horizons to something other than percussion.

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The black & white pic is awesome. Thanks, skye.

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Haha, that "Caveman" costume!

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When I went to see him in concert, he played come guitar and piano. Even in the program, it shows him on the guitar in a pic.

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I always thought Ringo was left handed, but in all the pictures i've seen of him playing guitar he's playing like a right handed person would.

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Ringo is completely ambidextrous, ie. can use either hand.

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MrBig said:

I've been on the internet hearing rumors that Ringo played some guitar in his days so I thought I'd take a look: 

 

I know there's more but that was the most interesting of all of them. Not sure if that's before or after (or during :D ) the beatles. Please, if you find any, post them here.

 

That's from before the Beatles. When he was with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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StrawberryLakiesha said:

I always thought Ringo was left handed, but in all the pictures i've seen of him playing guitar he's playing like a right handed person would.

Kinda like me shooting pool. I'm right handed but can only shoot pool left handed.

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A few days ago I just discovered that I feel more comfortable playing guitar with my left hand, and I'm right handed. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That's awesome!! But Ringo was left-handed but learned to do other things with his right hand. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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