Ringo Starr and Baba Wawa on John Lennon’s death

I am afraid I am all awash in confirmation bias, but I looked at this video of Ringo Starr being interviewed by Baba Wawa (the former Pamela Courson, in my view) for signs of lying, and they are all about. His eye dart. He rarely looks his interviewer in the eye. When it comes to the point where he is supposed to produce tears, he suggests they stop filming.  “Do you want to stop that now” as if tears are coming.

They don’t stop filming and the tears don’t come. He says, tellingly, that “… but I’m sure he’s OK.”

This needs other eyes. I am reasonably sure Lennon was not killed that night, and assume that any who needed to know he was still alive would know it was a hoax. McCartney (Mike) famously under-reacted, saying it was a “drag,” but has since ramped up the fake sorrow.

Tell me what you think … is Ringo, who looks at this time like a substance abuser, acting, or is this real grief as can only be expressed weakly by a man then in the throes of alcoholism?

4 thoughts on “Ringo Starr and Baba Wawa on John Lennon’s death

    1. Yeah, that is the one we know as “Mike.”

      Paul 1

      Don’t know if you follow that thread closely, but here is the original “Paul” (honestly, we don’t know their real names) within the last ten years or so, going by the name “John Haliday” and said to be the caretaker of the McCartney family childhood home. I don’t know why obvious evidence does not work on people, but the relative height of the two tells the story. Is it that you are stuck with your beliefs and unable to change? That is generally the case. People don’t like to admit they’ve been fooled. For reasons unknown, I have no problems in that regard. If I am fooled, I learns me lesson and moves on.


  1. He looks her right in the eye when he says “Dead”. I see that as him eyeing a fellow traveler, not with a wink, because he looks genuinely uncomfortable, but for reassurance, conveying to her he’s not happy with this particular work detail he’s obligated to perform. It’s like he has finally realized this is a lie that he must harbor to the grave which may explain why later in life there are at least two Ringos at work. It’s too big a job for this Ringo alone. The booze and drugs help, but without those crutches, he’d be having panic attacks when on camera.


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