Ringo makes cancer survivor's wish come true



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Ringo Starr has made a teenage cancer survivor's wish come true by presenting him with a drum kit.

The Beatle met 17-year-old Alexx Kipp in Los Angeles after the teenager made a request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

After chatting Ringo presented Alexx with a Ludwig kit and the pair jammed together.

On such meetings Ringo told the Los Angeles Times: "It's huge. It puts you in your place. You think you've got a cold - you're all, 'Oh, what about me?' Then you help these kids. You think of the families. I've got children too, and it's got to be hard."

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).