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My interview with Ringo Starr
by Heather Hartnett - Transcendental Meditation Program, USA    Translate This Article
30 May 2010

Ringo Starr learnt Transcendental Meditation 40 years ago and took part in a major benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation in April 2009. In a new blog post on the official Transcendental Meditation website in the US, Heather Hartnett of the foundation writes about her interview with Ringo the day before the concert at Radio City Music Hall:

The Beatles. These iconic names are right at the very tippy top of the pantheon of modern music history. I knew that when I sat down with Ringo for a few minutes one day before he joined Paul McCartney on stage for the David Lynch Foundation's Change Begins Within benefit concert in New York City a little over a year ago.

I was eager, anxious, and hopefully prepared. . . .

Ringo Starr had learned Transcendental Meditation over 40 years ago, and now he and Paul had agreed to participate in a concert that would raise funds to teach one million kids to meditate.

But before the concert, Ringo agreed to talk about it. Before he spoke with me, David Lynch interviewed Ringo for 45 minutes. And despite the fact that he probably would have liked to be doing many other things, Ringo was absolutely gracious, funny and very, very kind.

He spoke about how meditation impacted him as a young songwriter, offered advice to aspiring musicians, and talked about why he and Paul McCartney were eager to do the benefit concert.

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Please see also: David Lynch interviews Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (Part 1) and Paul McCartney remembers his first meditation with Maharishi (interview series with David Lynch, Part II).

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