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Old Mar 27, 2003, 08:14 AM   #1
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Default Ringo Says Beatles Were Not A \'Boy Band\' Like Today\'s Male Pop Groups

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Ringo Says Beatles Were Not A 'Boy Band' Like Today's Male Pop Groups
Wed Mar 26,10:00 PM ET

Darryl Morden

Ringo Starr appeared Tuesday (March 25) on MTV's TRL show for the release of his latest album Ringo Rama. The program is geared towards young contemporary pop fans, and Starr compared the height of "Beatlemania" in the 1960s to the fan reaction for contemporary "boy bands" like *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.



Starr said the groups are very different, however. He said that starting out, the four Beatles were certainly "boys and we were a band," and also admitted that early on, the group also didn't write all of their own material. But then he commented that once John Lennon and Paul McCartney began writing songs--and George Harrison as well--"it became that the song was important, not our dancing."

Starr was making a bit of a joke, as the Beatles were never a dancing group.

Starr kicks off his 2003 All-Starr Band tour on July 24 in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
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Old Mar 27, 2003, 08:16 AM   #2
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Starr was making a bit of a joke, as the Beatles were never a dancing group.
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">A little frightening that the writer here actually feels the need to explain this, isn't it?? [img]graemlins/afraid2.gif[/img]
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Old Mar 27, 2003, 09:20 AM   #3
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I don't know- the screaming girls? the pin-ups? Cute quips? Singing harmony? OF COURSE they were a "boy band." It's just that two of the boys were Lennon and McCartney- who developed into two of the greatest songwriters of the century.

Who CAN compare with Lennon and McCartney? No one- even the Bee Gees, who came the closest, are just a whisper of the two lads. But they were still a boy band in the beginning. All the songs were love songs- and if you remember- Lennon said that not one of them alone could have made it, that all four were different, so girls could get into at least one of them and they could mop up them all. It's just that Boy Band is now a term of derision so Ringo wants to disassociate himself with it.
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Old Mar 27, 2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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i HATE it when people refer to the beatles as "pop" and call them a "boy band". it's insulting cause i take it personally. grrrrrr...
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GO RINGO!!! [img]graemlins/bouncing3.gif[/img]
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I love George's comment about them being the Spice Boys. Cuuuute! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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I love George's comment about them being the Spice Boys. Cuuuute! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">[img]graemlins/laugh7.gif[/img] i love that one!!

they were a 'boy band' but not by the way they put it now.
they werent just 'a bunch of strangers stuffed in a room' like most now-they were such good friends they were like brothers.

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Old Apr 04, 2017, 11:12 PM   #7
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Both VH1 and MTV have been using Richie Unterberger's excellent All Music Guide’s long Beatles biography as their Beatles biography they both used to not have a very good biography of The Beatles.Here are great Beatles biographies that totally debunk this totally stupid,inaccurate,ludicrous,ridiculous myth that they were ever a ‘’boy band’’!



http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-b...4032/biography



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles



The Beatles own documentary The Beatles Anthology


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJcz...czmuZ-OeU#t=13


The great 1982 Beatles documentary,The Complete Beatles narrated by award winning British actor Malcolm McDowell


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG8G...BDD651&index=2



And any great reputable accurate Beatles biography would debunk this ludicrous,stupid myth.And I have *never* read or heard *any* legitimate serious rock critics or rock music journalists describe them this way and for extremely great reasons!
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