Ny bok om Ringo
Så langt har vi kun en enslig Ringobiografi i Beatlesbiblioteket, Alan Claysons “Ringo Starr: Straight man or joker?” fra 1991, så jeg antar det er på høy tid med en ny! Dessuten er den ute i tide til Ringos 75-årsdag i sommer.
Boka er skrevet av forfatteren med det meget passende navnet Michael Seth Starr, en veteran når det gjelder å skrive biografier – og han er også redaktør for TV-sidene i New York Post. “Ringo:With a Little Help” er tittelen på den nye boken, utgitt på Backbeat Books med stive permer.
|Michael Seth Starr: “Ringo:With A Little Help”
Den kom ut allerede 1. juni, så her har vi ikke fulgt med i timen! Her er Amazons beskrivelse:
Ringo: With a Little Help is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. With a Little Help traces the entire arc of Ringo’s remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World’s Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy.
Born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle, one of Liverpool’s most gritty, rough-and-tumble neighborhoods, he rose from a hardscrabble childhood – marked by serious illnesses, long hospital stays, and little schooling – to emerge, against all odds, as a locally renowned drummer. Taking the stage name Ringo Starr, his big break with the Beatles rocketed him to the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim in a remarkably short time. He was the last member of the Beatles to join the group but also the most vulnerable, and his post-Beatles career was marked by chart-topping successes, a jet-setting life of excess and alcohol abuse, and, ultimately, his rebirth as one of rock’s revered elder statesman.