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Ringo Starr shares his thoughts on Kurt Cobain

Ringo Starr shares his thoughts on Kurt Cobain

Ringo Starr shares his thoughts on Kurt Cobain
June 24
12:29 2022

Ringo Starr understood very well the dangerous influence the music industry held over its artists. Having been one of the ‘lads from Liverpool’ obsessed over during Beatlemania, he’d seen what mass popularity could do, and it wasn’t always good. In fact, it must have seemed as though fame was the worst part of being a successful musician. Here, the Beatles drummer shares his thoughts on an artist whose disdain for his fame became a key facet of his popularity and his tragic fate: Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

When asked for his opinion about Nirvana, Ringo Starr was nothing if not enthusiastic: “Absolutely great,” he said in 2019, “And the man himself [Kurt Cobain] had so much emotion. That’s what I loved. I’m an emotional guy. No one can doubt Nirvana, ever. And who knew he’d end up where he ended up. I don’t think anyone who listened to music with any courage could doubt him, ’cause he was courageous.”

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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