The Monkees and Ringo Starr appeared together in a commercial for a meal the drummer didn’t eat
Members of the Monkees and the Beatles often crossed paths in their professional and personal lives. However, these instances were rare when it came to collaborating publicly. However, there was an iconic moment in 1995 when three Monkees members and Ringo Starr appeared together in a commercial for food the drummer didn’t eat.
How often did the Monkees and the Beatles cross paths?
The irony was not lost on fans when they learned that members of the Monkees and The Beatles were friends.
Ironically, Davy Jones was the first to meet the fabulous four in February 1964. Jones appeared alongside the Broadway cast of Olivier That same night, the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
When the Monkees arrived in England in 1967, the Beatles threw them a big party at the Speakeasy club.
Mike Nesmith and John Lennon became friends in the late 1960s. Nesmith sent a telegram to John Lennon. He signed it in such a unique way that it quickly became a friendship.
Micky Dolenz attended recording sessions for Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The Monkees and Ringo Starr appeared in a commercial for a meal that the Beatles drummer didn’t eat
Linking celebrities and popular foods is not a new idea in the advertising business.
However, when Pizza Hut brought together three members of the Monkees and the Beatles drummer to sell their new stuffed crust pizza, it was a match made in commercial heaven.
Throughout the ad, Starr talked about getting the “guys” together to enjoy the new pie, saying “it’s about time,” alluding to a possible Beatles reunion.
However, instead of Paul McCartney and George Harrison [Lennon died in 1980] Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork appeared in the spot.
“Wrong boys,” Starr said dryly.
The commercial introduced the pie and the way it was intended to be eaten with the crust first.
However, Starr didn’t indulge in the cake he was holding during the commercial as he has allergies that prevent him from eating the fast food favorite.
What is Ringo Star allergic to?
Starr has been a vegetarian since 1965, although it wasn’t his plant-based diet that influenced his decision not to indulge in Pizza Hut’s stuffed crust pie.
Rather, the drummer is allergic to onions, garlic and several spices, which have prevented him from eating pizza, Rolling Stone reported.
Along with the Pizza Hut commercial, Starr also sold Sun Country Wine Coolers, filmed a promo for Oldsmobile and a Japanese apple juice commercial, GoRetro reported.
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