Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen welcomed their first son on the same day the band released their hit “Yesterday”. If that wasn’t a sign that Zak Starkey would do great things, we don’t know what is. Growing up during the height of the Beatles was probably interesting. However, like most of The Beatles’ children, Jack knew he wanted to be a musician like his father. He initially decided not to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Jack Starkey Wants To Be A Guitarist After Seeing T. Rex In Concert
Ringo once declared, “I won’t let Zak be the drummer!” In Zak’s childhood, it seemed that Ringo would get his wish. When he was a kid, Zak and his famous father went and saw the rock band, T. Rex live in concert. Zak fell in love with the band’s loud guitar and told his father that he wanted to be a great guitarist.
“When I was about 7, I went to see T. Rex with my father, and I said to my father, ‘I want to be like that guy. I want a guitar.’ I got a guitar and started learning, and I’ve been playing guitar for two or three years,” Zak told Pittsburgh Post Gazette in 2019.
Ringo was a friend of T. Rex’s frontman Mark Bolan. He documented a concert by T. Rex at Wembley Arena in early 1972. The footage later appeared in Ringo’s film. born to boogie. So the ex-Beatle probably didn’t mind that his firstborn son sees one of his best friends. However, Jack’s view of the guitar soon changed.
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It wasn’t Ringo Starr who inspired Jack Starkey to become a drummer
Jack wanted to be a member of T. Rex until he found some Who records. Keith Moon playing drums changed his mind about the guitar. “I found a Who record in my parents’ record collection, and I made this connection between the guy on the cover and a guy who was always round at our house,” Jack said.
Instead of being inspired by his father’s drumming with The Beatles, Keith Moon’s drumming on The Who’s albums changed Zak’s mind about which instrument to pursue. Suddenly he needed a drum kit instead of a guitar.
“So, I turned on this record, and at the time I was really into glam rock,” Zak explained. “It was like the mid ’70s before punk, because punk changed everything. I turned this record on, it was ‘Meety Beatty Big and Bouncy.’ I don’t know if you’re familiar with that record Or not, but it’s his 60s hits. I made this record, I was about 10, and the energy blew me away, and that day I turned to drums. After that, Jack did The Who Started learning to play the drums by listening and playing along to his music.
At the age of 10, Zak had no idea that he would one day become the touring drummer for The Who, years after Moon’s death in 1978.
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Keith Moon wanted to play in The Beatles
Even though they were good friends, Ringo had one thing that Moon didn’t. He was part of The Beatles, something that Moon wanted. In fact, Moon once asked to be in the Beatles. Tensions were rising in The Who around 1966, and Moon wanted out.
Moon approached Paul McCartney at St. James’s Scotch and asked to join the band. But Moon forgot that The Beatles already had a loyal drummer in Ringo, so the offer didn’t go down well. Although Moon wanted his job, Ringo and Moon were great.
Moon may not have had a chance to play with the Beatles, but at least he could say that he is the idol of the Beatles’ kid. That’s enough to return, isn’t it?