by John Curley—Ringo Starr, who is promoting his latest album, which is titled Y Not, was interviewed this past Sunday, April 11th, by BBC Radio 2 DJ Terry Wogan on the Weekend Wogan program. To watch a video of the interview, click above.
Starr was very forthcoming in the interview and discussed quite a few topics, including: how his life is not nearly as hectic today as it used to be; his preference for vinyl albums over CDs; The Beatles’ music still being relevant today; how he started on drums when he was hospitalized at age 13; his son Zak Starkey’s work as a drummer with The Who and Oasis; the reasons why he has stopped signing autographs; how Paul McCartney came to work on his new album; and Y Not being the first album that he has produced by himself.
The full audio version of the Weekend Wogan program upon which Starr appeared is still available for listening via the BBC Radio 2 Listen Again function. To hear the show, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rz1y2 and click the “Listen now” link. The show is two hours in length. There are three days left from today (Thursday, April 15th) to listen to the show before it is removed from the Web site.
Weekend Wogan is broadcast on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. BST (6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Eastern in the United States). To listen to the show, go to the BBC Radio 2 Web site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/ at the appropriate time and click the “Listen Live” link at the top right of the page. Weekend Wogan is also available for on-demand listening via the BBC Radio 2 Listen Again function for seven days after the broadcast is aired.
Highlights from Weekend Wogan are available as an audio podcast that can be downloaded for free from iTunes in the UK and the United States. To subscribe to the podcast, do a search in the iTunes Store for “BBC Radio 2 Weekend Wogan.”
Terry Wogan was the longtime host of BBC Radio 2’s highly rated morning show and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in October 2005. He began the Weekend Wogan program earlier this year.