Meet & Greet Ringo Starr Today in Nashville -- Photo and Signed Art Piece: $8,000 (to Charity)

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From Nashville's Channel 5:

Ringo Starr's Nashville art show gives fans a chance to meet the legendary drummer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Ringo Starr is one of the most famous names you'll ever hear. The drummer for The Beatles and solo artist has been part of the soundtrack of millions of people's lives, and to this day, he's touring the world, spreading peace, love, and music.

Starr is scheduled to play The Ryman on Wednesday and Thursday, and while he's in town, art he's created will be on display and available for purchase at Bennett Galleries in Green Hills.

“It’s whimsical, it’s fun, it’s happy art, and you look at it and you can’t help but smile," Scott Segelbaum with the Ringo Starr Art Show said. “It’s a chance for someone to come out and see another side to the creativity of Ringo Starr.”

Pieces range from $700 for a drum head with his art on it to $4,400 for his most limited pieces of art.

Starr started creating the art while on tour in his hotel room when he had free time. Most of it is done on his computer, and what he likes, he releases, with all of the proceeds going to The Lotus Foundation, which helps fund, support, participates in and promotes charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas.

According to Segelbaum, Ringo's artwork is one of the only places you can find his signature.

“Ringo donates 100% of his proceeds to his charitable foundation called the Lotus Foundation, and it’s the only way to get a real Ringo signature," Segelbaum explained. "He doesn’t sign autographs for anyone anymore, however, he signs on his artwork, because it benefits his charity.”

In addition to purchasing Ringo's art, you can upgrade your purchase to a meet and greet package where you'll be able to go backstage at The Ryman, meet Ringo, and get your picture taken with the Beatle. That package is $8,000 and includes your art piece and the meet and greet.

The meet and greet art package is only being made available at 4 stops on Ringo Starr's tour, with Nashville being chosen as one of the cities.
Fans of The Beatles and Ringo Starr who stopped by the art show on Tuesday were excited to see his work.

“I’ve been a fan all my life, they were my introduction to music for the most part," Chase Cole said of The Beatles. Cole ended up purchasing a drum head with Ringo's artwork on it featuring a giant peace sign. “You can’t say enough about how he’s conducted himself later in life with his emphasis on peace and love, he’s just known for that. What better things to be known for!”

For more information on the art show, you can visit Bennett Galleries' website .
 

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I was almost going to post that it was really Bernard Purdie signing the artwork but I thought better of it.



(Good on Ringo for helping out the less fortunate...)
 

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I was almost going to post that it was really Bernard Purdie signing the artwork but I thought better of it.



(Good on Ringo for helping out the less fortunate...)
We all have to grow up some time. ;)
 

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So sounds like $700 to meet him and get a signed drum head...if I were in Nashville I'd probably pay that, especially since it's also for a good cause (could I write that off then as a donation? ;) )
 

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So sounds like $700 to meet him and get a signed drum head...if I were in Nashville I'd probably pay that, especially since it's also for a good cause (could I write that off then as a donation? ;) )
That would be nice, but no. It reads $8,000.00 which includes artwork and meet/greet.

Last year the Mrs. and I went to Atlantic City to see Ringo and his All Star band(which was incredible!)She got me a Ringo artwork piece(what a surprise that was)that was $1,200 or $1,300.00...no meet/greet. A couple in elevator had just purchased a $7,000.00 piece of artwork which did include meet/greet. I wonder if they did get to meet him. 100% of money goes to charity or so it is written.

My Ringo gift.

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hmmm; Would Remo have a stake in this, I wonder?
 

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I'm curious about the artwork on the drumhead pictured above. Is this something Ringo created freehand or is it simply a photo of Ringo that's been computer enhanced, either by himself or someone else? Either way, I'm assuming the images are copies, with multiple pieces of the same artwork available to the public. If so, the price seems high for an autographed drumhead, but I'm glad he can command this price since everything is going to charity.
 

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That would be nice, but no. It reads $8,000.00 which includes artwork and meet/greet.

Last year the Mrs. and I went to Atlantic City to see Ringo and his All Star band(which was incredible!)She got me a Ringo artwork piece(what a surprise that was)that was $1,200 or $1,300.00...no meet/greet. A couple in elevator had just purchased a $7,000.00 piece of artwork which did include meet/greet. I wonder if they did get to meet him. 100% of money goes to charity or so it is written.

My Ringo gift.

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Very odd symbolism, Starkey in a Communist Party’s workers cap with the iconic Red Star and a bandana over his face, like what, he is going to throw a Molotov Cocktail through a window of a Bilderberg meeting? Che Ringo? Not very peace and love. Also the Paisley design on the bandana is creating a mustache on the old boy.
 

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I paid the $8000 and still didn't meet Ringo! They led me to a room with this guy signing Beatles Cds. The man told me he's not Ringo and that he's covering for him today.
 

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