We told you last year about the plight of the childhood home of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm], and how preservationists were trying to save it from the wrecking ball. But it now seems like those appeals have fallen on deaf ears, and that the residence where Starr spent some of his formative years is set to be torn down.
The English Heritage board, which designates historical landmarks, said that Starr’s home has “no associations with the success of the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] as a group, [and] was only lived in by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr [/lastfm]for four years after his birth.”
The house itself is certainly nothing spectacular, as Starr came from humble beginnings: It’s a row house on a fairly blighted street.
Starr’s home is the only childhood home of the Fab Four that is threatened, as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm]’s are tourist attractions and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm]’s is a private residence.
Does the Heritage board have a point? After all, Starr only lived there four years. Or should all the Beatles’ homes be preserved as major landmarks in England’s history?