Ringo Starr Explains The Beatles' Last Concert
Amid the release of his newest album, former Beatle Ringo Starr headlined SiriusXM's Town Hall event on Monday, where he was reminded by an audience member that it was the 43rd anniversary of The Beatles' last public performance.
When asked if he had any regrets about the band's last concert, which was impromptu and played on a rooftop, Starr denied any laments, saying, "I think it's what it was, when it was, and it's great."
Starr also revealed how the spur-of-the-moment concert ended up occurring.
"The four of us were thinking…'We'll do [our last concert] at the Pyramids, or we'll do it in Hawaii in a volcano,'" Starr recalled. "We had all these big, grandiose ideas and at the end you say, 'Sod it, just let's do it on the roof.'"
Russell Brand, whom Starr is fond of, introduced the 71-year-old musician and interviewed him as well, adding in his comedic flare intermittently.
Starr's seventeenth post-Beatles album, Ringo 2012, is available in stores today.