Ringo Starr Shares The Beatles Regretted Not Playing Woodstock In New Interview

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Talking with Canadian television program Entertainment Tonight, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has shared that the Fab Four regretted not playing Woodstock.

If you were there you have memories of it,” Starr said of the now-iconic 400,000 strong 1969 gathering of youth. “We weren’t there, but Jimi Hendrix, man! A lot of magical musical moments happened and afterwards they’re still with us.

I think afterward we regretted it,” he continued, “which you always do.”

Logistically though the Beatles, who were heavily rumored to be appearing or at very least attending the 3-day event, simply couldn’t make it happen.

There were plans,” Starr confided. “We were going to fly in with a helicopter, just going to land, anyway it never got together.”

While the Beatles were absent Woodstock attendees were treated to a Beatles tune in the form of Joe Cocker’s now-iconic cover of ‘With A Little Help With My Friends‘, which Starr originally sang on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

You can watch the full interview, where Starr also talks of new photobook Another Day In The Life, here.



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