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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

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.

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Watch Paul McCartney’s Behind-the-Scenes Video From Ringo Starr’s Rock Hall Induction

Paul McCartney took a camera crew with him when he showed up to induct Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now he's sharing some behind-the-scenes footage from the event.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Ringo Starr’s 10 Most Historic Moments

This gallery of Ringo Starr's 10 Most Historic Moments recognizes a career that took a while to gain the respect it always deserved.

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Ringo Starr John Lennon
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Ringo Starr Says Playing on John Lennon’s ‘Plastic Ono Band’ Was a Career Highlight

Starr says the chemistry with Lennon and bassist Klaus Voormann was something special.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

B.B. King Remembered by Ringo Starr, Joe Perry, Gene Simmons and More

The news of blues legend B.B. King's death at 89 is already reverberating throughout the rock community.

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37 Years Ago: ‘Ringo’ TV Special Airs

The difficulties of being Ringo Starr was the subject of a cheesy TV special in April 1978.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

The Full Text of Ringo Starr’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Ringo Starr offered insights into his youth and the early days of the Beatles as he entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Ringo Starr Yoko Ono
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Yoko Ono Praises Ringo Starr as the “Most Influential Beatle”

Yoko Ono praised Ringo Starr for being the embodiment of the Beatles' message of peace and love.

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Paul McCartney Inducts Ringo Starr Into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr has learned many things in his decades-long musical career, but during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech, he gave his top tip for musicians in a band: "If you fart, own up."

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Ringo Starr Closes Out Rock Hall Ceremony With Paul McCartney, Green Day, Joe Walsh + Others

Ringo Starr closed out the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony with a little help from his friends.

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Pascal Le Segretain / Michael Buckner / Jemal Countess, Getty Images

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono Pay Tribute to Cynthia Lennon

As the news of Cynthia Lennon's passing traveled yesterday, the surviving former members of the Beatles and their kin offered homage to John Lennon's first wife.

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