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?