Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney is the reason The Beatles released so many albums

Publish Date
Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 1:16PM
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The Beatles released 12 studio albums between 1963-1970, and it sounds like fans have Paul McCartney to thank for that. During a new interview, Ringo Starr admitted that The Beatles' members didn't get along and would've released less music if it wasn't for Macca being a "workaholic."

“No no, we didn’t get along. We were four guys, we had rouse. It never got in the way of the music no matter how bad the row was. Once the count in, we all gave our best. And that was a little later too which I think it was a natural thing, you know,” Starr explained. “Suddenly, we’ve got lives and I've got children and you know, the effort that we put in cause we worked really hard was starting to pale a little and we always thank Paul to this day."

“Because of Paul, who was the workaholic of our band, we made a lot more records than John and I would’ve made," he confessed. "We liked to sit around a little more and then Paul would call ‘Alright lads,’ and we’d go in.”

The Beatles are the highest selling band of all time, selling more than 500 million records. In addition to studio albums, the Fab Four also released five live albums, 51 compilation albums, 36 EPs, 63 singles, 17 box sets, 22 video albums and 53 music videos.

This article was first published by iHeart and republished here with edits and permission.

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