Published Aug 26, 2010If there's one thing we've learned in the past few months, it's that Beatles fans don't let go of the past easily. First there was an outcry when Abbey Road Studios was put up for sale and then, more recently, John Lennon's old toilet was put up for auction. Now, Beatles fans are rallying together once more, this time to save the house where Ringo Starr was born.
The house, which is located at 9 Madryn Street in Liverpool, is due to be bulldozed along with hundreds of others in the area. In protest, a group of fans have banded together to form the Save Madryn Street (SMS) campaign.
The campaign officially launched on Wednesday (August 25). SMS member, Phil Coppell, told Click Liverpool, "We are going to fight tooth and nail in Liverpool, and around the world, to call a halt to this crazy decision to demolish Madryn Street."
He continued, "We want to see Ringo's birthplace conserved and turned into proper tourist destination."
Another SMS member, Steve Barnes, said, "No. 9 Madryn Street is at the very heart of what we call 'Ringoland' on our guided tours of Liverpool."
If you want to save the house, feel free to sign this online petition. It's worth noting that Ringo didn't grow up at 9 Madryn Street. His family lived at the home for three months after his birth before moving to 10 Admiral Gove - a house that's a well-known tourist landmark for Beatles fans.
Thanks to NME for the heads-up.