You had better get your fan mail into Ringo Starr before October 20th, because after that, The Beatles‘ drummer has said he will no longer open or answer fan mail or sign any more memorabilia.
“Please do not send fan mail to any address you have. Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October. If that is the date on the envelope, it’s gonna be tossed. I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much to do.”
Before you go thinking that Ringo is a total jag or anything, he’s been known to be especially gracious to his fans over the years, so you can imagine how he might be tired of getting fan mail and feels that he’s paid his dues.
Peace and love, people. Peace and love.
This story reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Marge paints many portraits of Ringo. After Ringo receives them years and years later, he’s shown answering fan mail, saying “”They took the time to write to me, and I don’t care if it takes 20 years, I’m going to answer every one of them!”
My dad once said he couldn’t watch The Simpsons because they were “too yellow”.