It’s not Ringo, the fourth member of the legendary band. It’s Colin Hanton who quit the group after a bust-up at a gig
Loads of Beatles fans trundle along Penny Lane and get a wave from the man who played drums with John, Paul and George.
They wave back – blissfully unaware the Liverpool pensioner they have just encountered could have been a really big Starr.
This isn’t Ringo, the fourth member of the legendary band. It’s Colin… Colin Hanton – the man who turned his back on the group after a bust-up at a gig.
He is 79, lives just a few long and winding roads from Penny Lane and says of greeting the daytrippers: “To them I’m just a grey-haired old bloke on his way to get the morning paper – but they’ll give me a wave back.”
Colin left the Beatles – then called the Quarrymen – after a fallout with George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.