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2004-Oct-28: Another Airport Honor?

During a recent appearance on the Jonathan Ross show, Ringo Starr was asked if he is still in touch with Sir Paul McCartney:

"You know what, not long back I was in Liverpool John Lennon Airport and I gave Macca a ring. He answered and I said 'guess where I am' and he replied 'go on, where?' I told him I was stood in the John Lennon Airport. We had a bit of a laugh because it's obviously quite something to have a whole airport named after him. And I told Macca that I would settle just for having a baggage carousel named after me or something."

It appears that Ringo's dream may come true. According to a JLA spokesman:

"Of course we were extremely interested to see what Ringo said on the Jonathan Ross show. Everyone here has got tons of respect for Ringo and the other Beatles so we had a bit of a chat about the best way to proceed in light of what he said. Obviously we would be delighted to honor Ringo in some way but we would like it to be something more in keeping with the respect in which he is held than a baggage carousel."

A source close to Ringo has commented:

"It was all said in a jovial manner and Jonathan Ross thought it was really funny. It was just Ringo's way of having a bit of fun at his own expense but I know he will be extremely honored by the fact that the people at the airport would even consider naming something after him."

 



(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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