Beatles turned down bizarre reunion offer in the 70s, says Ringo Starr

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The Beatles had the chance to reunite in the late 70s but turned it down.

That's according to Ringo Starr, at least. 

The drummer made the revelation when he featured in a New Yorker profile on Paul McCartney.

According to the publication, rumours of a Beatles reunion began to swirl when Paul visited John Lennon in LA following his breakup with Yoko Ono in 1973.

The two reportedly ended up in studio with Stevie Wonder and Harry Nilsson, which got the rumour mill churning.  

In the feature, Ringo Starr revealed that during that period, a promoter had offered the Beatles a fortune to get together once more for a concert. The bizarre gig would also include an opening act that would feature a man wrestling a shark. 

"We called each other and said no," Ringo said. "We were taking our own roads now."

The Beatles' called it quits in 1970. In a recent interview, Paul McCartney set the record straight, claiming it was John Lennon who instigated the groups' split.  

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