Ringo Starr: Hall of Fame inclusion was overdue
Ringo Starr thinks his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was long overdue.
The 75-year-old rocker was given a place on the coveted list in April, 15 years after The Beatles were included as a band, but thinks he should have received a spot some time ago, especially as all his former bandmates were already incorporated as solo artists.
Congratulated on his inclusion by the New York Daily News newspaper's [email protected] column, he replied: "It was about time and thank you.
"I was in there, as we all were, as the Beatles, but I was the last one to get in as a solo artist.
"Apart from that, I thought it was great. I thought it was a great honour -- thank you, Lord! -- for something I do really well, which is drum."
Ringo - who has been on tour since February, released a new album in March and a collection of his personal photos in September - insists he has no plans to slow down, despite his advancing years.
He said: "I've always had that energy that if I'm going to do something, then I do it.
"I don't think, 'Oh, God, I don't want do it.' If I've said yes -- and I have that privilege of saying yes or no to things -- but if I say yes, then I do it."