Through my years of enjoying the Beatles, playing drums, researching Ringo's Beatle drum sets and gear, and working for Ringo himself, it has brought many wonderful people into my life. Occasionally I wonder what path my life would have taken if it wasn't for the evening of February 9, 1964 as I am sure is true for many of you that are reading this right now. To be able to spend my time sharing what I have learned is truly a blessing. To share my experiences as a speaker and through this website with others around the world is a fulfilling experience. ~ G
Though my mom (Vicky) is no longer physically with us, I want to thank her for always supporting me. It wasn't until recently when my sister (Doreen Brownell) told me that mom always said that the Beatles and Ringo were my first love. I think of all of the times that she, my dad (Jack) and my sister would have to listen to Beatle songs on our record player over and over and over... And once my parents bought me a drum kit, they had to listen not only to all of the songs AGAIN, but they had to hear them with me playing the drums over and over and over...
In 2008 I took my mom to see Ringo in concert and I truly believe that she was more excited than I was. If she was here today, she would be very happy and proud to know that I am part of Ringo's inner circle and have been putting my years of research to good use for current and future generations of Beatle and Ringo fans.
Hey mom! Who would have ever thought?
I love you!
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I'd like to offer a special thanks to the people that have helped me directly and indirectly with this labor of love.
Ringo & Barbara Starkey, my Mom & Dad, Cindy Bognar, Scott Robert Ritchie, Jeff Chonis, Phil Kaiser, Dave Golding, James Peter, Mark Goodwin, Denny Seiwell, Gregg Bissonette, Barry Kohan, Jill Jarrett, Greg Feo, Rob Shanahan, Doreen & Jerry Brownell, Phil Kaiser (Associate Editor), Russ Lease, Chris Sileo, Terry Butz, Andy Babiuk, John Turfryer, Mark Harrison, Carla Lucia (Editor in Chief), Mike "The Eggman" Basara, Tony Capizzi, Jim Catalano, Richard Astridge, Jerry Buszek, Donn Bennett, Jim Elyea, eBay Mike from Jersey, Jim Jaremka (The Vintage Premier Stand Guy) and so many more...
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