•Ringo had 400,000 shares of Northern Songs, Ltd. in 1969
•When ATV bought a majority stake in Northern Songs in 1969,
Ringo got shot of his holding for £80,000 but otherwise he
didn't have much more money than sense because "if I think
I'm being conned I do without". He also said at this time that
he had "more money than I'd ever dreamed of" (Clayson
and Sunday Post '69).
•Ringo sold Brookfields (property) for £100,000 to
•Ringo stated that he would place an occasional bet on a
horse but that no one would get rich off his betting.
•Ringo gave his children " a few bob pocket money each
week. Once it's spent, that'll be that-though I guess I'll be like
most dads, buying them something when they ask for it, then getting
in a row with mum" (Clayson, p. 124).
•Ringo's sons Zak and Jason received private piano lessons
but learned the recorder at the Church of England state primary
(Clayson, p. 136).
•Reportedly, Ringo was the owner of the first privately-owned
cassette recorder in Britain.
•As far a letters received requesting money: Ringo said
"I usually give the genuine ones a hand but the scroungers
•Ringo received a go-cart from his wife on his 28th birthday.
•Ringo purchased a pair of sandals on the Beatles trip to
Greece circa '68 (Gunby, G. Hello Goodbye, p. 108).
•£118 10s was spent on a recording for Ringo's Sentimental
Journey on Nov. 6 '69. The song was 'Stormy Weather' but never released.
•On August 8, after the Abbey Road album cover was photographed,
the Beatles had a couple of hours free in the afternoon. John and
Paul went back to Paul's house, George went to the zoo,and Ringo
went shopping (Hertsgaard, M. A Day in the Life. The Music and Artistry
of the Beatles. p. 295).
•Ringo 1969. On the Realities of Business:
"We have to turn into businessmen because of what we started,
you know. I mean, we started it (Apple)
as like a toy-- because we weren't businessmen, and we didn't know
what it involved, and we'd just started
this great empire thinking we could do it whenever we felt like.
But it ended up that we couldn't, you know,
we had to go in. So what we're really doing now is paying for when
we opened it and played about. Because we used to keep everybody
on forever, you know, just because they were like a mate or a pal.
They never did the jobs what we used to keep them on. You know,
it's like another time we were being played on. So now, if they
can't do the job then they have to leave, you know, which is fair.
If you don't do your work then you've gotta go somewhere else, you
•Roger Taverner was known in England as "the swinging
builder" and his construction company had been doing work for
many of England's brightest young pop stars. The Beatles were among
his many clients and he had done work for both Nems and Apple as
well as in the homes of all four Beatles. Roger Taverner had been
hired to renovate Ringo Starr's Highgate home and he spent almost
two years working on the property during 1968 and 1969 (Granados,
S. Those Were the Days. p. 136).
•Yoko had once sniffed around Ringo for his patronage for
her 'concept' art but he was unmoved by
her wrapping Trafalgar Square's statues in brown paper, etc (Clayson,
•Ringo had to sell the lease for his apartment because of
an injunction by the estate managers. The injunction stemmed from
John and Yoko's drug bust while they were staying at Ringo's residence
(Harry, B. Lennon Encyclopedia, p. 121).
•Brymon Estates Limited instigated proceedings against Ringo
to bar the Lennons and other undesirables from using the premises
[Montague Square]. Although Brymon lost the case Ringo was so disgusted
that he sold his free hold interest in the property (Clayson, p.
•"My friend Ray in Liverpool has got this collection
of just forty records, and he knows them all and loves
each one. I've got maybe a thousand and I never really know which
one to put on (Sunday Express Mar '69).
•At one time John wanted to buy Peter Sellers' home, but
Sellers' sold it to Ringo for less than John had
offered because he had promised it to Ringo first (Harry. JL Encyclopedia,
•On touring: Ringo was afraid that after taxes and other
deductions, "We'd be left with a fiver and a
packet of ciggies each (Daily Mirror June 69).