Sir Ben Kingsley Reveals John Lennon & Ringo Starr Urged Him to be a Pop Star!
Sir Ben Kingsley reveals how John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles encouraged him to be a pop star in his early career saying, “I was in a show called “A Smashing Day” for which I wrote the songs. I was the musical narrator and whenever they changed the scenes, I came on with my guitar and sang a little song that I composed myself and the producer of the show, Brian Epstein, who's the manager of The Beatles… introduced me to John Lennon and Ringo Starr who had liked my little offering… so I met Dick James (a famous music publisher for The Beatles) and he had a huge cigar and he goes; ‘We're going to mold you, we’re going to mold you and make you a pop star’ and I ran away. I ran to Shakespeare! I didn't want to be molded!”moreless