The Beatles would have reunited had John Lennon and George Harrison survived an assassination and cancer, according to drummer Ringo Starr.

The rocker, who will become the final member of the group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist next month, admits there was often talk about a get together before Lennon was shot and killed in 1980 – but the quartet could never agree.

“I think the stumbling block was just sitting around and saying, ‘OK, let’s do it’. And we never got to that… We talked about it, but I think if we had just relaxed behind it long enough,” Starr tells Rolling Stone magazine.

“We still had the songs, and we still could play. We could have put it together… Of course, it’s ended now. John and George are gone.”


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