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Ringo Starr: Artist, Singer, & Songwriter

Ringo Starr: Artist, Singer, & Songwriter

Ringo Starr

Artist

Starman, or as he is more commonly called, Ringo Starr, is a drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor, who was born on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England to Harry and Beryl Starr.

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Starr was the one Beatle who continued to work with each of the others. He drummed on albums for Lennon (as well as Yoko Ono) and Harrison, and he and Harrison co-wrote the hit single "It Don't Come Easy," for his 1973 album Ringo. Ringo gave him two No. 1 hits in the U.S. and was his best-selling solo record. The key to his success, it seemed, was a combination of his charisma and a rock-solid group of collaborators. The same personality that made him the glue that held the Beatles together for so long is what drew other artists to him; the formula was a good one. (Source: www.biography.com)

Band

The best ever The Beatles drummer.

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In 1953 his mother remarried, and his new stepfather encouraged his interest in music. By 1955, when he returned from the sanatorium, the school wasn’t much of an option anymore as he was too far behind. He tried a series of different jobs, which were unrewarding professionally, but introduced him to skiffle music via one of his co-workers. Skiffle was played with household objects instead of musical instruments (which were often out of the financial reach of struggling musicians) and Starkey started playing regularly with a band. He got his first real drum kit for Christmas in 1957. (Source: www.biography.com)

Ringo Starr

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Ringo Starr, real name Richard Starkey, was born on 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England.

In 2015 Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, receiving the Award for Musical Excellence; the Beatles were inducted in 1988. Starr was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1965, and he received a knighthood in the 2018 New Year Honours. (Source: www.britannica.com)

 

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