It looks like the pasted a nose on Faul and had him stand in for the photo op with the clone? It figures, this way we seem even more kooky telling people that Faul isn't Paul, that Fingo isn't Ringo and that Fingo is actually Faul.
Ringo Starr's 1978 Television Special was based on The Prince and the Pauper and featured Ringo in a dual role as himself and a "nerd" named Ognir Rrats.
The backwards name and the plot line with a pop star being replaced by a look-a-like would raise a few eyebrows anyway, but the cameo by George Harrison makes it even more compelling. Harrison's bit is one of the funniest parts of the show. When a reporter asks George why Ringo is being chased by the police, his response is "Well, a fireman wouldn't chase you would he?" In the end, Ringo is reunited with his double and switches places just in time for his big concert.
1. The only way you could get two identical babies born of different parents is if two separate mothers were inseminated with the same embryo, as in a process of cloning identical twins. These would not be what we'd call full clones using more modern technology, but it would be a process of artificial fertilization and implanting in each carrier mother's womb an identical egg. Is this a hidden message that Ringo was cloned? Or just a way of introducing the humorous plot with an amusing anecdote?
2. Ringo is shown as exceptionally short, everyone towers above him, whereas in his early sixties photos before the HELP time period he was quite close to the same height as Paul McCartney.
3. As a Hollywood sandwich man he carries a two faced ad on his billboard, one side proposes maps to the homes of genuine stars, the other hidden side shows maps to the homes of "ordinary people". Who would want a map to the home of an ordinary person, unless they confused them with a Very Important Person?
4. The movie starring the unknown nobody Ognir Rrats who happens to be the identical twin of a major celebrity is called "Act Naturally". This would be the exact SHOW that would be requested of an impostor: "Pretend you are him and Act Naturally". By taking that role, he says the movie is "going to make me a a big star". The only way to become a big star when you are a nobody and just "Act Naturally" is if your role is that of a Big Star.
5. You then see a Sinatra Burger, a Fonda Burger, a Rrats Burger and a Nicholson Burger on a local diner menu. Does this imply that the masses are being fed impostors as daily fare, without being the wiser?
6. He then walks into a record shop where they are selling records of Ognir Rrats' Greatest Hits which wouldn't be the case if he were just a regular movie actor. It becomes obvious that the movie is an allusion to his real life film "Act Naturally" as if you were Ringo Starr and not his nemesis replacement actor.
7. In his song the than invites us all to see him, "the biggest fool to ever hit the big time". This sounds much like a reckoning that he was a fool to replace the real Ringo by impersonating him.
8. Before he took the role he was motivated by a van running over his livelihood, the billboard. Now that he's taken the role and figured himself a fool his modest bicycle is then run over by a school bus. Does this portray intimidation of an impending accident if he doesn't comply?
9. He then has to return home by sneaking in though a window. He is apparently not master of his own home. His handler is symbolized by the father. The money he makes is immediately taken away from him on pretext of expenses and he can't live a personal life being deprived of the means to go on a date. "A date? Don't make me laugh!"
10. Ringo is totally controlled by his handler/manager played by John Ritter. He looks outside and says "Look at all those lonely people. That's not my song either." Does this mean that none of the earlier songs were his?
11. Ringo notices Ognir and tells him "How would you like to change places with me? ...Haven't you noticed how much we look like one another? No one would know!"
12. He then tells Ognir "We're all sailors in the same ship travelling on life's rugged seas. " Is it a coincidence that The Beatles in Hamburg used to eat daily at the British Sailor's Society? He then says "We all live in a Yellow Submarine". A submarine is sometimes used in reference to intelligence agents sent on a stealth mission working under cover.
13. Then you see Ognir and Ringo trade jackets while performing Yellow Submarine. Does this mean that Ringo was replaced at that time? Is the skyline in the background a clue to the city where the replacement took place?
14. When the real Ringo leaves with Ognir replacing him he is mislead on where to go and has an accident. Is it humor or does it mean something?
15. Ringo then winds up in a relationship with a 16-year old (sound familiar?) which means statutory rape and its legal implications. Is such a 'honey trap' one of the ways of blackmailing replacement doubles? He is also falsely accused of car theft by his handler father.
16. Ognir autographs Ringo's photos with his own name and uses "I'm on a break" as an excuse to hide that he's an impostor. Is this an allusion to the Beatles leaving the live music scene?
17. Ognir's handler tells Ringo "You are dangerous. I'm locking you in here, in your own room, for your own good." Was Ringo locked up when replaced? He then tells Ringo thinking he is Ognir: "You know where you come from, you Little fool !" to which Ringo retorts: "You mean Liverpool". Does this implies that Ringo's replacement wasn't from the same heritage?.
18. They then show Ognir as a clumsy fop unable to act or play the role. Ringo tries to escape but is arrested in a police station where there is a portrait of George Washington. Is this an allusion to the US Federal Government abducting him, perhaps the CIA?
19. When Ringo tries to disguise himself as a woman he asks for a size ten dress "This is great, just my size." Is this a reference to an issue regarding his real size?
20. The Dracula actor Vincent Price is called in to Hypnotize Ognir to believe he really is Ringo. They show Ognir reacting like a puppet to his hypnotic commands. This is apparently a reference to the mind control of doubles.
21. Ognir passes in review, during his hypnotic trance, many of Rockn'Roll's greats. Were they also replaced? This is already said of a number of those shown in this clip.
22. George Harrison says Ringo is really Ringo Ognir. Then he says we're to believe him because he's a musician, not a novelist making things up.
23. Ringo returns to the forefront and hires Ognir as his road manager. The concert stage is set inside an Illuminati Pyramid and Ringo is raised on a Pentagram Star platform. The Illuminati Pyramid swings open to reveal the band playing inside. The message of who lies behind the replacements is right there, in front of your eyes, for all to see.
24. He then sings the song I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve saying "I'm not afraid to say what I mean, mean what I say... I may be a fool, to spread it around. I just want to let you know, sometimes I find it so hard not to show." This sounds like a double, telling us the way it is, right here.
25. The following song Hard Times refers to his female companion saying "She gives me a Hard Time". This might refer to the use of female handlers, a recurring trend of the Illuminati since before their use of photographic assistant Eva Braun in such a role during WWII.
26. The last song A Man Like Me speaks of one who might be someone else, perhaps Ognir? The lyrics go:
I'LL BE THERE YOU SEE, ON THE STAGE OF THE CARNEGIE HALL. WHEN THE HOUSE LIGHTS GO DOWN, THAT'S WHEN I'LL COME ON, 'CAUSE I'M A MAN AND I'M REALLY QUITE SMALL.
He comes one when the show is over and the lights go down, because he isn't Ringo but "a man" and really quite small, i.e. not GREAT ?
There is absolutely NO way that guy is 70 years old. He's early 50's at the most! You'd expect a rock star who's smoked, drank, taken drugs and lived a high-pressure/high-stress life, to age more than your average person too.
Recordings by Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Ringo Starr's first band and one of the most popular groups of the early Merseybeat era, have been unearthed after more than 50 years.
The band were at the forefront of the Liverpool scene but never made it big.
The tapes were recorded in March 1960, two years before Starr was poached by Brian Epstein to join The Beatles.
Found in Storm's sister's cellar, the tapes will form the group's first and only album release later this month.
Starr joined the group at the age of 18 in 1959, but the band got left behind during the Merseybeat boom in the wake of The Beatles' success.
They only released a couple of singles, including one produced by Brian Epstein in 1964, but they failed to chart.
Frontman Storm, born Alan Caldwell, was known for his gold lame costumes and on-stage charisma. He died in 1972 aged just 34.
"Rory was a performer," his sister Iris Caldwell said. "He wasn't, like The Beatles, a brilliant songwriter. They called him The Golden Boy and Mr Showbusiness. Continue reading the main story â€œStart Quote
The spirit and rawness suggest a whole scene waiting to happenâ€
Adam F Drum 'n' bass DJ and Rory Storm's nephew
"Rory was so far ahead of his time. He was doing glam rock then." Rod Stewart is among the artists thought to have been influenced by Storm's style, she said.
Epstein did not give Storm a real shot at the big time because he "didn't want any major competition" for The Beatles, Caldwell believes.
The tapes include tracks recorded at the Jive Hive club in Crosby, north of Liverpool, and at Storm's house, known as Stormsville, where bands including The Beatles would get together once clubs like The Cavern had shut at night.
"I suppose these tapes have been in an old sealed box ever since [they were recorded]," Caldwell said. 'Tremendous presence'
Author and Radio Merseyside presenter Spencer Leigh said the group were "crucial to the early years of Merseybeat".
"Even though the playing is very rough and ready, they have tremendous presence and were probably considerably better than the Beatles were in March 1960," he said.
Iris Caldwell's son Adam F, a Mobo Award-winning drum and bass DJ, said the recordings allowed a new generation to hear his uncle's style and personality for the first time.
"The quality of the tape left a bit to be desired - it was over half a century ago - but the spirit and rawness suggest a whole scene waiting to happen," he said.
"I am so proud that my uncle was, as has been suggested to me often, the father of the Liverpool sound." Stage diving
Storm's on-stage antics included climbing up to the high diving board during one gig at New Brighton swimming pool.
"He had a cloak on and stripped right off to his little gold Speedos," Caldwell recalled. "He dived into the water, came up and carried on singing the song.
"Another time, they had a box on the side of the stage. He made his entrance by jumping from the box onto the stage. He did manage to break a couple of ribs but he still finished the spot and then went off to hospital."
Other than Starr and guitarist Lu Walters, whose whereabouts are unknown, the original members of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes have all passed away."
The tapes of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes that surfaced recently do not feature Ringo Starr. Thatâ€™s the word coming from Starr, who was Stormâ€™s drummer before leaving to join the Beatles shortly before their recording career began in 1962.
Starr issued a statement through his publicist in which he denies that he was on the tapes, which were reported to have been recorded in 1960 at a club called the Jive Hive. The tapes had been in Stormâ€™s sisterâ€™s basement. Storm passed away in 1972.
The statement reads as follows:
Itâ€™s not me, that was done after Iâ€™d left to join the Beatles. I donâ€™t know who the drummer was but I hope that Rory fans enjoy it anyway.
The only two tracks I was on were recorded while we were in Germany in 1960, when we made a two track acetate, and for those of you in the digi world that is a-ce-tate, of â€˜Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues,â€™ a Buddy Holly song sang by Lou Walters and â€˜Feverâ€™, and Iâ€™d love to hear those tracks â€˜cause I donâ€™t have a copy.
Peace & Love, Ringo.
Concidentally, â€˜Mailman, Bring Me No More Bluesâ€™ was recorded by the Beatles during the â€˜Get Backâ€™ sessions that resulted in the â€˜Let it Beâ€™ album. It was eventually released on â€˜Anthology 3â€² in 1996."