Ringo home faces new demolition threat



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Remember last year when we told you it looked like the birth home of Ringo Starr could be saved from demolition thanks to a fan campaign? Forget that. New plans have emerged to pull down the abode.

The home, found at 9 Madryn Street, is one of more than 400 ear-marked for demolition as renovating them has been deemed as being too costly.

Joe Anderson, Labour leader of Liverpool City Council, spoke to ClickLiverpool.com about the plans. He said: "We're not demolishing things just because we need to demolish them - we are doing it because it's the right thing to do."

Beatles fans you know what to do, let the council know how you feel about the demolition. Or Ringo could just buy the whole street.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).