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John Lennon Worried Ringo Starr Would ‘End Up Poor’ When The Beatles Broke Up 

When The Beatles broke up, John Lennon was most worried about Ringo Starr. The other three members of The Beatles enjoyed a steady stream of royalties from their songwriting. Starr, who had far fewer solo songwriting credits, was in a different position. While he had made plenty of money with the band and would continue to in his solo career, Lennon worried about his bandmate’s career. 

Ringo Starr and John Lennon | Stan Meagher/Express/Getty Images

The Beatles’ drummer felt lost when the band broke up

Starr dedicated nearly a decade of his life to The Beatles. When they broke up, he wasn’t sure what to do with himself. He felt both angry and profoundly lost.



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