Ringo StarrThe Beatles. Born 7 July 1940
Ringo Starr Biography (Wikipedia)
Sir Richard Starkey MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor widely famous as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including "Yellow Submarine", "With a Little Help from My Friends" and their cover of "Act Naturally". He also wrote and sang the Beatles' songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden", and is credited as a co-writer of others.
Starr was afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, with periods of prolonged hospitalisations. He briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship as a machinist at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze and developed a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he co-founded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll around early 1958. When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes when he was asked to join the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best.
- The Beatles History from The Quarrymen to The Maharishihttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06np991.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06np991.jpg2018-10-12T13:18:00.000ZTo get you in the mood for The White Album here are some of The Beatles key momentshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06np46k
The Beatles History from The Quarrymen to The Maharishi
- Ron, Paul & Ringo talk to Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p3lj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p3lj.jpg2016-09-14T17:22:00.000ZRon Howard and Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr discuss their new Beatles doc.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047v7c5
Ron, Paul & Ringo talk to Simon Mayo
- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Ron Howard chat to BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keavenyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v0bq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047v0bq.jpg2016-09-14T14:29:00.000ZHear the whole interview that was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studioshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047v0fn
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Ron Howard chat to BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny
- Ringo Starr speaks to Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prq3j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prq3j.jpg2015-04-22T14:28:00.000ZRingo Starr chats to Simon Mayo about his new album, Postcards From Paradise.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prq3l
Ringo Starr speaks to Simon Mayo
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