New Page 1




Selettore risorse   



                                         IL Metodo  |  Grammatica  |  RISPOSTE GRAMMATICALI  |  Multiblog  |  INSEGNARE AGLI ADULTI  |  INSEGNARE AI BAMBINI  |  AudioBooks  |  RISORSE SFiziosE  |  Articoli  |  Tips  | testi pAralleli  |  VIDEO SOTTOTITOLATI
                                                                                         ESERCIZI :   Serie 1 - 2 - 3  - 4 - 5  SERVIZI:   Pronunciatore di inglese - Dizionario - Convertitore IPA/UK - IPA/US - Convertitore di valute in lire ed euro                                              




- Great Painters
- Accounting
- Fundamentals of Law
- Marketing
- Shorthand
- Concept Cars
- Videogames
- The World of Sports

- Blogs
- Free Software
- Google
- My Computer

- PHP Language and Applications
- Wikipedia
- Windows Vista

- Education
- Masterpieces of English Literature
- American English

- English Dictionaries
- The English Language

- Medical Emergencies
- The Theory of Memory
- The Beatles
- Dances
- Microphones
- Musical Notation
- Music Instruments
- Batteries
- Nanotechnology
- Cosmetics
- Diets
- Vegetarianism and Veganism
- Christmas Traditions
- Animals

- Fruits And Vegetables


  1. Abbey Road (album)
  2. Abbey Road Studios
  3. Across the Universe
  4. A Day in the Life
  5. A Hard Day's Night (film)
  6. A Hard Day's Night (song)
  7. All My Loving
  8. All You Need is Love
  9. And I Love Her
  10. Apple Corps
  11. Apple Records
  12. The Ballad of John and Yoko
  13. Beatlemania
  14. The Beatles
  15. The Beatles Anthology
  16. The Beatles Bootlegs
  17. The Beatles' influence on popular culture
  18. The Beatles line-ups
  19. The Beatles' London
  20. The Beatles Trivia
  21. Blackbird
  22. Brian Epstein
  23. British Invasion
  24. Can't Buy Me Love
  25. Come Together
  26. Day Tripper
  27. Don't Let Me Down
  28. Eight Days a Week
  29. Eleanor Rigby
  30. Fifth Beatle
  31. For No One
  32. Free as a bird
  33. From Me to You
  34. George Harrison
  35. George Martin
  36. Get Back
  37. Girl
  38. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  39. Hello Goodbye
  40. Help! (album)
  41. Help! (film)
  42. Help
  43. Here Comes the Sun
  44. Here, There and Everywhere
  45. Hey Jude
  46. I Am the Walrus
  47. I Feel Fine
  48. I Wanna Be Your Man
  49. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  50. John Lennon
  51. Lady Madonna
  52. Lennon-McCartney
  53. Let it be
  54. Let It Be (album)
  55. Let It Be (film)
  56. Love me do
  57. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  58. Magical Mystery Tour (album)
  59. Magical Mystery Tour (film)
  60. Michelle
  61. Northern Songs
  62. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  63. Nowhere man
  64. Paperback Writer
  65. Paul McCartney
  66. Penny Lane
  67. Phil Spector
  68. Please Please Me
  69. The Quarrymen
  70. Real Love
  71. Revolution
  72. Revolver (album)
  73. Ringo Starr
  74. Rubber Soul (album)
  75. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  76. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (song)
  77. She Loves You
  78. Something
  79. Strawberry Fields Forever
  80. Taxman
  81. The Beatles discography
  82. The Fool on the Hill
  83. The Long and Winding Road
  84. The White Album
  85. Ticket to Ride
  86. Twist and Shout
  87. We Can Work It Out
  88. When I'm Sixty-Four
  89. With A Little Help From My Friends
  90. Yellow Submarine
  91. Yellow Submarine (album)
  92. Yellow Submarine (film)
  93. Yesterday
  94. Yoko Ono


L'utente può utilizzare il nostro sito solo se comprende e accetta quanto segue:

  • Le risorse linguistiche gratuite presentate in questo sito si possono utilizzare esclusivamente per uso personale e non commerciale con tassativa esclusione di ogni condivisione comunque effettuata. Tutti i diritti sono riservati. La riproduzione anche parziale è vietata senza autorizzazione scritta.
  • Il nome del sito EnglishGratis è esclusivamente un marchio e un nome di dominio internet che fa riferimento alla disponibilità sul sito di un numero molto elevato di risorse gratuite e non implica dunque alcuna promessa di gratuità relativamente a prodotti e servizi nostri o di terze parti pubblicizzati a mezzo banner e link, o contrassegnati chiaramente come prodotti a pagamento (anche ma non solo con la menzione "Annuncio pubblicitario"), o comunque menzionati nelle pagine del sito ma non disponibili sulle pagine pubbliche, non protette da password, del sito stesso.
  • La pubblicità di terze parti è in questo momento affidata al servizio Google AdSense che sceglie secondo automatismi di carattere algoritmico gli annunci di terze parti che compariranno sul nostro sito e sui quali non abbiamo alcun modo di influire. Non siamo quindi responsabili del contenuto di questi annunci e delle eventuali affermazioni o promesse che in essi vengono fatte!
  • L'utente, inoltre, accetta di tenerci indenni da qualsiasi tipo di responsabilità per l'uso - ed eventuali conseguenze di esso - degli esercizi e delle informazioni linguistiche e grammaticali contenute sul siti. Le risposte grammaticali sono infatti improntate ad un criterio di praticità e pragmaticità più che ad una completezza ed esaustività che finirebbe per frastornare, per l'eccesso di informazione fornita, il nostro utente. La segnalazione di eventuali errori è gradita e darà luogo ad una immediata rettifica.


    ENGLISHGRATIS.COM è un sito personale di
    Roberto Casiraghi e Crystal Jones
    email: robertocasiraghi at iol punto it

    Roberto Casiraghi           
    INFORMATIVA SULLA PRIVACY              Crystal Jones

    Siti amici:  Lonweb Daisy Stories English4Life Scuolitalia
    Sito segnalato da INGLESE.IT


This article is from:

All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License: 

Ringo Starr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English popular musician, singer, and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles.[1] Starr is known for his reliable, innovative drumming and unique fills. He was the oldest and shortest member of the band, and the last one to join the now familiar "Fab Four" line-up.[1]

Starr married Maureen Cox in 1965, and they had three children, Zak, Jason, and Lee. The couple divorced in 1975. In 1980, on the set of the film Caveman he met actress Barbara Bach. They were married in 1981, just a few weeks after the film's release. Barbara Bach is most famous for her role as Major Anya Amasova (female lead and main 'Bond Girl') in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Early years

Born in Liverpool, England, Starr's parents split up when he was young; his mother, Elsie, remarried Harry Graves. He was raised in the working class Dingle area of Liverpool. He went through a coma as a child and spent a total of three years in hospital, thereby falling considerably behind in school; after his last visit to the hospital, at the age of 15, he could barely read or write.[citation needed]

Like the other Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, young Ritchie (as he was known in those days) also eventually became caught up in Liverpool's Skiffle craze. In 1957, he started his own group with Eddie Miles called The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group. He then joined The Raving Texans in 1959, a quartet that played while Rory Storm sang. During this time, he got the nickname Ringo, because of the rings he wore, and because it sounded 'cowboyish' (probably a reference to John Wayne's character in Stagecoach, who is named "The Ringo Kid"), and the last name Starr so that his solo spot, when he sang lead for two or three tunes, could be billed as 'Starr Time'. [2]

Starr first met The Beatles in Hamburg, in October 1960, while he was performing with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes. He also sat in for Pete Best on several occasions. When The Beatles removed Best as their drummer on August 16, 1962, Starr was their choice to replace him.[citation needed]

Although Storm was magnanimous about losing Starr, [3] Best fans were upset, holding vigils outside Best's house and fighting at the Cavern Club, shouting "Ringo never! Pete Best forever!"[citation needed]

Role in The Beatles

While sometimes the least visible member of the band, Starr's drumming style played a pivotal role in the music played and recorded by The Beatles. He filled the role he was hired for in 1962, then went on to establish a new approach to rhythm in popular music that some claim continues to grow in its significance and influence with every decade since The Beatles recorded their music.[4]

Starr is left-handed yet plays a right-handed kit; his tendency to lead with his left hand contributes to his distinctive drumming style. Lennon described Starr as being the "heart" of the Beatles.[5]

Ringo Starr as photographed by Richard Avedon for the 1968 album The Beatles (also known as The White Album).
Ringo Starr as photographed by Richard Avedon for the 1968 album The Beatles (also known as The White Album).
"Before Ringo, drum stars were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity," says drummer Steve Smith. "Ringo's popularity brought forth a new paradigm in how the public saw drummers. We started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect. One of Ringo's great qualities was that he composed unique, stylistic drum parts for The Beatles songs. His parts are so signature to the songs that you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the rest of the music, and still identify the song."[6]

Many drummers list Starr as an influence including Max Weinberg of The E Street Band, Liberty DeVitto of Billy Joel's band, Phil Collins, Mike Portnoy from Dream Theatre and others.[7] According to Collins, "Starr is vastly underrated. The drum fills on the song "A Day in the Life" are very complex things. You could take a great drummer today and say, "I want it like that." They wouldn't know what to do."[citation needed]

In his extensive survey of The Beatles' recording sessions, Mark Lewisohn confirmed that Starr was both proficient and remarkably reliable and consistent. According to Lewisohn, there were less than a dozen occasions in The Beatles' eight-year recording career where session 'breakdowns' were caused by Starr making a mistake, while the vast majority of takes were stopped due to mistakes by the other three members.[7]

Starr is also considered to have advanced various modern drumming techniques (for playing and recording) such as the matched grip, placing the drums on high risers for visibility as part of the band, tuning the drums lower, and using muffling devices on tonal rings, along with his general contributions to The Beatles as a whole.[6] Specific drum parts executed by Starr in notably signature fashion include the fill that brings the drums and bass guitar into "Hey Jude", the steady rock and roll beats in "Some Other Guy" and other early Beatles recordings, the drum kit pattern through the bridge of "Hello Goodbye", and the driving bass drum notes found in "Lady Madonna", underlying the more intricate, double-tracked snare drum.[citation needed]

Lennon, McCartney and Harrison have all said that Starr was the best rock and roll drummer in the world; although, when once asked in an interview "Is Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?", Lennon quipped "He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles!" This was in reference to "Back In The USSR" and "Dear Prudence", the first two tracks on White Album (1968) in which McCartney handled the drumming; Starr had walked out earlier, and did not return for two weeks until the other three Beatles urged him to come back. He spent the fortnight with Peter Sellers on his yacht in Piraeus. Lennon sent telegrams to Starr, and Harrison set up flowers all over the studio for Starr's return saying 'welcome home'.[8]

McCartney sent Starr a postcard on January 31, 1969 (the day after the band's performance on the roof of Apple Studios) stating: "You are the greatest drummer in the world. Really." This postcard is included in Starr's book 'Postcards From The Boys'.[9]

McCartney also played the drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" in early 1969 since only Lennon and McCartney were immediately available to record the song. Starr commented that he was lucky in being 'surrounded by three frustrated drummers' who could only drum in one style. [10] Starr also did not play drums on some of the recordings of the Beatles' first-ever single, "Love Me Do", as well as the B-side, "P.S. I Love You", as session drummer Andy White was brought in by The Beatles' producer George Martin at short notice; Starr played tamborine on the version of "Love Me Do" featuring Andy White and maracas on "P.S. I Love You".[citation needed]

Starr generally sang at least one song on each studio album, as part of establishing the vocal personality of all four members. In some cases, Lennon or McCartney would write the lyrics and melody especially for him, as Lennon did with "Good Night" from the White Album, and as McCartney did for "Yellow Submarine" from Revolver (1966). Often these melodies would be deliberately limited to take Starr's vocal range into account—most of "With a Little Help from My Friends" (from Sgt. Pepper) is sung within the space of five notes. However, Starr rarely sang backing vocals.[citation needed]

Lennon and McCartney were the most prolific songwriters in The Beatles, Harrison wrote several songs, and Starr is credited with "Don't Pass Me By" (on The White Album) and "Octopus's Garden" (on Abbey Road) as sole songwriter. Starr's name also appears as a co-writer: on Rubber Soul, the track "What Goes On" was co-written by Lennon, McCartney and Starr; while the songs "Flying" (on the Magical Mystery Tour album) and "Dig It" (on Let It Be) are listed as being written by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr; and "Maggie Mae" (on Let It Be) is credited as "Traditional, arranged by Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey".[citation needed]

In addition, Starr wrote "Taking a Trip to Carolina" (on the second CD of Let It Be... Naked), and received joint songwriting credits with the other three Beatles for "12-Bar Original", "Los Paranoias", "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)", "Suzy Parker" (heard in the Let It Be film), "Jessie's Dream" (heard in the Magical Mystery Tour film) and The Beatles' version of "Free as a Bird". The Let It Be film also features "Jazz Piano Song", which is credited as a "McCartney/Starkey" composition.[citation needed]

Each member of The Beatles sometimes contributed to songs without being given specific songwriting credits; for example, Starr provided the line "writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear" to the song "Eleanor Rigby", and he suggested that the priest could be "darning his socks", which McCartney liked and retained in the final lyrics of the song.[citation needed]

Starr commented in The Beatles Anthology that when he presented a song to The Beatles, it would (to the other three Beatles) often sound like another popular song, and Starr recognised the similarities when they were pointed out. The White Album, particularly the song "Don't Pass Me By", continued to show Starr's taste for country music that he had brought into the band earlier.[citation needed]

After The Beatles

After the breakup of The Beatles on April 10, 1970, Starr released two albums before the end of that year. Sentimental Journey featured Starr's renditions of many pre-rock standards and included the production talents of Quincy Jones, George Martin and Paul McCartney, among others. His next album, Beaucoups of Blues, put Starr in a country context, and included legendary Nashville session musician Pete Drake. He scored hit singles with "It Don't Come Easy" (1971) and "Back Off Boogaloo" (1972), the latter of which was his biggest UK hit, peaking at #2. Starr achieved two #1 hits in the US, with "Photograph" (co-written with Harrison) and "You're Sixteen", both in 1973.[citation needed]

He also participated in The Concert For Bangladesh organised by Harrison in 1971, as well as drumming on Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Lennon's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and Yoko Ono's early solo work. Indeed, his song "Early 1970" (the B-side of "It Don't Come Easy") voiced a hope that he could remain friendly and play music with all three of his former Beatle bandmates. Starr then made his debut as a film director with the T. Rex documentary Born to Boogie. Starr became firm friends with T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan and during the period of filming the documentary, Starr released the single "Back Off Boogaloo".[citation needed]

Starr remains the only Beatle to have failed to top the UK singles charts as a solo artist. He is also the only Beatle to have failed to top the UK album listings, his highest position being #7, achieved in the UK with both Sentimental Journey and Ringo; the latter reached #2 in the US charts, giving Starr his highest album position there.[citation needed]

In 1971, he started a furniture company with Robin Cruikshank and sold $4,000 coffee tables and a donut-shaped fireplace designed by Starr. short article and picture

The 1973 album Ringo remains his biggest-selling collection. Produced by Richard Perry with participation by the other three former Beatles on different tracks, Starr became the most commercially successful ex-Beatle at that time. The album Goodnight Vienna followed the next year and was also successful. Hits and notable tracks from these two albums included "Photograph", the #1 chart topper "You're Sixteen" (written by the Sherman Brothers) and "I'm The Greatest" (written by Lennon) from Ringo, and "Only You (And You Alone)" and "No No Song" from Goodnight Vienna. In late 1975 these singles and others were collected for Starr's first greatest hits compilation, Blast from Your Past, which was also the last album to be released on Apple Records.[citation needed]

Starr's recording career subsequently diminished in commercial impact, although he continued to record and remained a familiar celebrity presence. Starr signed with Atlantic Records in the mid '70s, and in 1976 the album Ringo's Rotogravure was released. While it did feature a minor hit single, the album sold only fairly well. This caused the label to revamp Starr's formula; the results were a curious blend of disco and '70s pop. The album Ringo the 4th (1977) was a commercial disaster, and Starr soon signed with Portrait Records. His stint with Portrait began on a promising note: 1978 saw the release of Bad Boy, as well as a network TV special. Sadly, neither were very popular, and Starr did not release another album with Portrait.[citation needed]

In 1975, Starr founded his own record label called Ring O'Records, and four albums were released on the label between 1975 and 1978 (Startling Music by David Hentschel, Graham Bonnet by Graham Bonnet, Restless by Rab Noakes and a re-release of an Apple Records album, The Whale by John Tavener) as well as 16 singles by artists such as: Bobby Keys, Carl Grossman, Colonel Doug Bogie, David Hentschel, Graham Bonnet, Suzanne, Johnny Warman, Stormer, Rab Noakes and Dirk & Stig (the last being names of characters from The Beatles pastiche band "The Rutles", created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes).[citation needed]

In 1980, George Harrison wrote "All Those Years Ago" for Starr to sing on his album Stop and Smell the Roses, but then took it back and sang a re-written version himself, including it on his 1981 album Somewhere in England following John Lennon's murder. Starr, along with Paul and Linda McCartney, also played on Harrison's track. Starr was interviewed by Rolling Stone and Musician around this time. Stop and Smell the Roses was a well regarded album, but again did not sell particularly well. The Harrison-penned "Wrack My Brain" became Starr's last Top 40 single to date.[citation needed]

After John Lennon was murdered in 1980, Starr and his girlfriend Bach flew to New York, to comfort Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. They were noted for having done so, while McCartney and Harrison did not.[citation needed]

Old Wave, produced by Joe Walsh, was released in 1983, but the album was only released in Germany, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia and Brazil (the album finally saw belated US release on CD in 1994).[citation needed]

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

In 1984, Starr narrated the children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. He was unsure about taking the role at first, having never previously read the books by Reverend Awdry, and at the time he felt that children would be more interested in "dinosaurs with lasers." Nevertheless, he had a change of heart and took the role, narrating the first two series. Starr also portrayed the character Mr. Conductor in the program's American spin-off Shining Time Station, which debuted in 1989. In an interview with Q Magazine in 1998, he admitted he was "really pleased he did it".[citation needed]

Recent years

In 1985, Starr played the Mock Turtle in the film version of Alice in Wonderland.[11]

Beginning in 1989, following a stint in detox for alcoholism,[citation needed] Starr became a visible presence on the summer touring scene, organizing a series of concert tours under the name Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, teaming with well-known musicians from various rock eras. The format of the concerts had Starr singing a couple of his Beatles or solo songs, then each of the other musicians taking a turn to sing one of their songs with Starr behind the drums, then Starr singing a couple more, then another go around, and so on. In this way, Starr is relieved from having to carry the full burden of the show, and the audience gets to hear a variety of music. The ninth such All-Starr Band tour took place in 2006.

The success of the initial All-Starr tour led to Starr releasing his first album in nine years, 1992's Time Takes Time. It received substantial exposure and the track "Weight Of The World" got considerable airplay. Critics were on balance positive about Starr's return to the studio, but it would be another six years before the artist would release a studio follow-up.[citation needed]

Other than the films Starr did with The Beatles (A Hard Day's Night (1964), Help! (1965), Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Let It Be (1970)) he has acted in several films such as Candy (1968), The Magic Christian (1969) (alongside Peter Sellers), Blindman (1971), Son of Dracula (1974) and Caveman (1981). For the 1979 documentary film on The Who, The Kids Are Alright, Starr appeared in interview segments with fellow drummer Keith Moon. He starred as Larry the Dwarf in Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1971). His voice is also featured in Harry Nilsson's animated film The Point! (1971). He co-starred in the British film That'll Be the Day (1973) as a Teddy boy. He also played 'The Pope' in Ken Russell's Lisztomania (1975).[citation needed]

Starr loaned his voice on The Simpsons episode, Brush with Greatness in 1991.
Starr loaned his voice on The Simpsons episode, Brush with Greatness in 1991.

In 1991, Starr appeared as himself in an episode of the animated comedy programme The Simpsons, titled "Brush With Greatness". He was the first Beatle to ever appear on the show. Both Harrison and McCartney have since lent their voices to the series. Tributes to Lennon have appeared on the Simpsons over the years.[citation needed]

In the same year Starr recorded the song You'll Never Know, which was played over the end credits in the James Belushi motion picture Curly Sue.[citation needed]

In 1996, Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple juice; 'ringo' is Japanese for 'apple'.[citation needed]

In the mid-1990s, Starr appeared in an advertisement for Pizza Hut, pronouncing that the time is ripe for 'the lads' to get back together. At the commercial's pay-off, he is joined by three members of The Monkees and quips to the camera, "Wrong lads."[citation needed]

In 2000, he appeared in the first of the "Smart Investor" TV commercials for Charles Schwab Brokerage. In the commercial, Starr is trying to help a group of young songwriters come up with a rhyme for "elation". Starr suggests such financial investment terms as "dividend reinvestment participation", "market capitalization", "European market fluctuation" and "asset allocation", as an instrumental version of the song Money, recorded by The Beatles, plays in the background. At the commercial's pay-off, he looks at the confused songwriters and says, "What? Too many syllables?"[citation needed]

In 2001, Starr and Harrison were both guest musicians on the Electric Light Orchestra's album Zoom, playing on two tracks each.[citation needed]

In 2002 Starr was inducted into the Percussive Hall of Fame joining the elite group of percussive inductees, which includes Buddy Rich and William F. Ludwig, Sr. and his son.

On November 29, 2002, Starr performed "Photograph" and a cover of Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't" at the Concert For George held in the Royal Albert Hall, London, on the first anniversary of Harrison's death. According to the official website, "Ringo Starr caught everyone with a tear in their eye with a rendition of 'Photograph', a composition he wrote with George, which seemed to sum up how everyone felt." The song includes the lines, "But all I've got is a photograph / and I realize you're not coming back anymore".[citation needed]

When drummer Carl Palmer was asked by fans in Mexico City about his drumset he used in a tour with Emerson, Lake & Palmer (reportedly valued at $25,000), his answer was that he sold it to Starr.[citation needed]

In 2003, Starr began recording for the independent label Koch Records, releasing Ringo Rama that year and Choose Love in 2005; the former includes his stylish tribute to Harrison, "Never Without You", and the latter features appearances by Billy Preston and Chrissie Hynde.[citation needed]

In January 2005, it was announced that comic book creator Stan Lee would be working with Starr to produce a new animated musical superhero based on Starr.[citation needed]

In September 2005, Liverpool City Council decided they would bulldoze Starr's birthplace as it had 'no historical significance' [1] , despite a previous reprieve back in July. [2]. The LCC later announced that the building would be taken apart brick by brick and preserved after all. [3]

Starr toured again in the summer of 2006, with an All-Starr Band featuring Sheila E. on percussion, bassist Hamish Stuart (formerly of The Average White Band and Paul McCartney's touring band), and Edgar Winter. The tour was underway on Ringo's 66th birthday, July 7, 2006, when the All-Starr Band performed in Clearwater, Florida.[citation needed]

Starr appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on June 20, 2006. He sang two songs; "What Goes On" from Rubber Soul and "With a Little Help from My Friends" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.[citation needed]

Most recently, Ringo featured on the Jerry Lee Lewis 2006 duet album, Last Man Standing; he performed a cover, with Lewis, of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen".[citation needed]

Other information

All four of The Beatles were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the group was inducted in 1988. Since then, John Lennon (1994), Paul McCartney (1999), and George Harrison (2004) have been inducted for their solo careers as well. Ringo Starr has yet to be elevated as a solo artist.[citation needed]

Starr's Website is updated by Starr himself, most notably with video clips that remain archived, on a somewhat regular basis (as of August 2006). Starr's mantra, often expressed on these video clips, is: "Peace and Love, Peace and Love, Peace and Love".

Starr has a number of food allergies, to the point that when he traveled to India with the other Beatles, he took his own food with him.[4]

Starr is the only Beatle to have his recent and past albums on the iTunes Music Store, besides McCartney's single, "Fine Line".

The minor planet (4150) Starr, discovered August 31, 1984 by B. A. Skiff at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory, was named in his honour.[12]

In 1985 Starr became the first of The Beatles to become a grandfather with the birth of a daughter to his son, Zak.

All-Starr Band editions

  1. 1989 Ringo Starr, Clarence Clemons, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh
  2. 1992 Ringo Starr, Timmy Cappello, Burton Cummings, Dave Edmunds, Nils Lofgren, Todd Rundgren, Timothy B. Schmit, Zak Starkey, Joe Walsh
  3. 1995 Ringo Starr, Randy Bachman, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle, Mark Farner, Billy Preston, Mark Rivera, Zak Starkey
  4. 1997-98 Ringo Starr, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce, Peter Frampton, Simon Kirke, Mark Rivera (dropped in rehearsals – Dave Mason)
  5. 1999 Ringo Starr, Gary Brooker, Jack Bruce, Timmy Cappello, Simon Kirke, Todd Rundgren (dropped off before start – Joe Walsh)
  6. 2000 Ringo Starr, Jack Bruce, Eric Carmen, Dave Edmunds, Simon Kirke, Mark Rivera
  7. 2001 Ringo Starr, Sheila E., Greg Lake, Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Roger Hodgson, Mark Rivera
  8. 2003 Ringo Starr, Paul Carrack, Sheila E., Colin Hay, John Waite, Mark Rivera
  9. 2006 Ringo Starr, Rod Argent, Hamish Stuart, Richard Marx, Billy Squier, Sheila E., Edgar Winter


For a detailed discography, see: Ringo Starr discography


For a detailed filmography, see: Filmography of Ringo Starr

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Spitz, Bob. The Beatles: The Biography, Little, Brown, and Company: New York, 2006. ISBN 1845131606
  2. ^ Starr Time
  3. ^ Beatles again
  4. ^ "Meat the beat of the Beatles", Washington Times, 26 November 2004.
  5. ^ "Ringo's Importance as a Person", quoting from: Green, John; Dakota Days, 1983, St. Martin's Press
  6. ^ a b PAS Hall of Fame, Ringo Starr
  7. ^ a b "Ringo's Drumming"
  8. ^ The Beatles Ultimate Experience Database: Ringo Starr 1976 Interview
  9. ^ "Postcards From The Boys"
  10. ^ "Ringo's Importance to the Beatles as Their Drummer"
  11. ^
  12. ^

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Ringo Starr
  • — Official Website, featuring video updates from Ringo
  • Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
  • Ringo Starr at the Internet Movie Database
  • Ringo's paintings
  • Ringo Starr lyrics — A collection of lyrics organized by album from
  • Press Conference with Ringo Starr on The BackStage Pass internet radio show
  • Quasimodobell Discography
  • contains substantial Special Features on Beatlemania and The British Invasion bands with an emphasis on the influence of Ringo Starr and The Beatles on British Popular Culture and several Beatles-related interviews, including Stu's girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr, original drummer Pete Best, US promoter Sid Bernstein, Official biographer Hunter Davies, album cover artist Klaus Voormann, musician and friend Eric Stewart and photographer Tom Murray


Retrieved from ""