Did all The Beatles come from poor homes?
In the class system, it was about half a class higher than Paul, George and Ringo, who lived in government-subsidized housing. We owned our house and had a garden. They didn't have anything like that. Playboy Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Published in January 1981
|10 Admiral Grove where Ringo grew up - now owned by National Trust|
A slightly more accurate summary would point out that Ringo was at least 'half a class' lower than Paul and George and did not live in social housing or what the British call a council house. Dingle was one of the poorest areas of Liverpool and the Starkeys paid ten shillings (£0.50p) a week to a private landlord for 10 Admiral Grove, a terraced house without a bathroom or indoor toilet.
It is also interesting that John uses the word 'Auntie'. One of the immediate class signifiers that Paul noticed was that it was always 'Aunt Mimi'.