Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Tribute To Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr has one of the most iconic name and face in rock & roll history. Here are a few facts about the most underrated member of the Beatles.

Born in Liverpool, England

Real name is Richard Starkey.

Ringo is left handed but plays a right handed drum set.

Joined the Beatles as their drummer in 1962.

Oldest member of the Beatles by birth but youngest by duration.

The song Octopus's Garden was written by Ringo.

The songs Hard Day's Night and Tomorrow Never Knows were titled after phrases that Ringo had coined.

Appeared on an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Starred in several films including Candy (1968 with Marlon Brando), The Magic Christian (1969 with Peter Sellers), 200 Motels (1971 with Frank Zappa) and Caveman (1981 with Dennis Quaid and Barbara Bach).

As a solo artist Ringo had two U.S. number one hits; Photograph and You're Sixteen (both 1973). He also had five other top ten songs.

Ringo's son Zak is also a drummer and has played for both the Who and Oasis.

Married former Bond girl Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me).

Appeared in the children's TV series Shining Time Station.

First formed Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band back in 1989, a group of rotating guest stars that still tour to this day. Past tours have included Dr. John, Levon Helm, Billy Preston, Billy Squier, Randy Bachman, Peter Frampton, Sheila E. and Roger Hodgson.

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