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Ringo Starr

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He joined the Beatles in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his drumming, Starr is featured on lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", and the Beatles' version of "Act Naturally"). He is credited as a co-writer of the songs "What Goes On", "Flying", and "Dig It" and as the sole writer of "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden". As drummer for the Beatles, Starr was musically creative, and his contribution to the band's music has received high praise from notable drummers in more recent times. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills". Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr "composed unique, stylistic drum parts for the Beatles'

Ringo Starr: Good Genes or Good Docs?!


Ringo Starr's good looks have really "Come Together." Here's a 22-year-old version of the fresh-faced Beatles drummer posing with his boy band back in 1962 (left) and 53 years later ... the iconic… READ MORE >

Rod Stewart -- F the Beatles!

Rod Stewart
F**k the Beatles

Rod Stewart is forever bitter about one of his contemporaries -- maybe the only one that outshined him ... The Beatles ... because he says he "COULDN'T GIVE A F**K" about a Beatles-ish… READ MORE >

- 597 days ago
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh -- Rock Gods Unite!

Paul, Ringo, and Walsh
Rock Gods Unite!

Former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr dined together for the second time in just a matter of days ... and this time they brought along guitar legend Joe Walsh.The three music… READ MORE >

- 860 days ago
Paul McCartney's Son -- Career Support from Ringo Starr

Paul McCartney's Son
Career Support from Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr hit the legendary Viper Room on the Sunset Strip last night to show his support for an up-and-coming British singer ... a singer who happens to be Paul McCartney's only son. Turns… READ MORE >

- 1306 days ago
Pete Best of the Beatles: 'Memba Him?

Pete Best of the Beatles
'Memba Him?

Before Ringo Starr joined the Fab Four in 1962, Pete Best was the original drummer in the Beatles. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1873 days ago
Ringo Starr: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Ringo Starr
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr really is one of the fab four.Here's the 24-year-old in London back in 1964 (left) -- and 46 years later, the 70-year-old version at a concert in NYC on… READ MORE >

- 1875 days ago

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