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Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey) got his start drumming for another Liverpool group — Rory Storm and the Hurricanes — before he was asked to step into Pete Best’s vacant spot in the Beatles in 1962. But unlike his bandmates, Starr rarely contributed songs, and his lead vocals were mostly shoehorned into goofy covers like ‘Act Naturally’ and goofy Beatles originals like ‘Octopus’s Garden.’ After the Beatles broke up in 1970, Starr, like his bandmates, launched a solo career, peaking with a pair of No. 1 singles in 1973 — ‘Photograph’ and ‘You’re Sixteen,’ both of which featured assistance by his old pals — as well as a No. 2 album, ‘Ringo.’ Starr has also acted in movies (‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’) and TV (‘Shining Time Station’). He continues to tour with his revolving All-Starr Band.

Ringo Starr’s New Album is Finished

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Ringo Starr says his new album will be out next year in a holiday greeting to fans.

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Christmas Clash of the Titans: George Harrison vs. Ringo Starr

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The holidays are all about peace on Earth, goodwill to men and all that, which your friends here at Ultimate Classic Rock fully support -- but first, we need to pit a pair of former Beatles against each other in a Christma

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Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Billie Joe Armstrong React to Rock Hall Induction

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Jason Merritt / Mike Coppola / Karl Walter, Getty Images

Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Green Day are among the next crop of new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and not surprisingly, they're all feeling pretty good about it.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett + Lou Reed Elected Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2015

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Releases ‘Goodnight Vienna’

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Almost exactly a year after the release of his bestselling album, Ringo Starr struck again.

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Beatles Release Free EP on iTunes

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iTunes

iTunes certainly seems to be in a giving spirit lately.

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Ringo Starr Feels Good About Rock’s Future: ‘There’s Always Bands Out There’

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Gene Simmons may think rock is dead, but Ringo Starr believes it's doing just fine.

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Ringo Starr Disgusted by Terrorists’ Beatles-Inspired Nicknames

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Spend your life advocating for peace and love, and it still might not be enough to keep people from using your name in connection with a group of murderers.

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Paul McCartney Hints at Ringo Starr Joining Him On Stage

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Paul McCartney hinted that his former Beatles bandmate might sit in with him on stage at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson Release ‘Son of Dracula’

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Two of the biggest rock stars of the '70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong?

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