Ex-Beatle [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm]’s childhood home has a upcoming date with the wrecking crew, but that hasn’t stopped the city of Liverpool from protecting it before it meets the wrecking ball.
Steel shutters have been placed around the home because collectors have been stealing bricks from around the windows, in an attempt to own a piece of the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm]’ legacy. The process has become so common that local officials worry for the home’s structural integrity, and therefore the safety of pedestrians near the property.
A historical society, however, wants to save the home both from looters and the wrecking ball; the Save Madryn Street Society is looking to preserve it as a historical monument. The childhood homes of the other three [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles [/lastfm]have received such a designation.
“Fans from all over the world have objected to the demolition and we are still hopeful that we can persuade the city to revoke the demolition order,” said the society’s chairman Philip Coppell.
The city wants to knock down the house and others in the neighborhood in order to build newer housing.
Why is it that Ringo always gets the short end of the stick? More respect for the drummer, please!