The former Beatles drummer was working to become an engineer at H. Hunt & Son when he got the chance to perform a residency at a holiday camp in England with his pre-Fab Four band Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, and he decided he had to make the most of the opportunity.

His angry boss felt sure he was making a huge mistake and told the young Richard Starkey, "Ah, you'll be nothing!" prompting the drummer to make sure the foreman knew he was wrong a few months later.

He recalls, "I made enough money and I bought a car and I drove up, 'Yeah, what do you say now?'"