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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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Mike Windle / Noam Galai, Getty Images

Watch Ringo Starr Sit in With Joe Walsh on ‘Rocky Mountain Way’

Joe Walsh called out his brother-in-law to join him on the encore.

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Keystone-France, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Marries Barbara Bach

Things started in a low-key manner for Ringo Starr and former Bond girl Barbara Bach, though that didn't last for long.

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Keystone / Evening Standard / Jack Kay / Michael Ledger, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: The Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts

For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Ringo Starr Announces New Tour Dates With His All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr returns to the road this summer fronting his longest-tenured All-Starr Band lineup, with North American dates planned in June and July.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Ringo Starr’s Beatles Drum Kit Sells for More Than $2 Million

The Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drum kit that Ringo Starr used in the early days of the Beatles is no longer in the hands of the drummer. It was sold last week at an auction for $2...

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Ringo Starr Is Auctioning an Incredible Collection of Beatles Memorabilia, Including His ‘White Album’ No. 0000001

Ringo Starr is getting in on the auction action with a heaping helping of strange and wonderful Beatles items from his own personal collection.

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Apple

How Ringo Starr Followed Up His Biggest Solo Album

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

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Noam Galai, Getty Images

Ringo Starr’s ‘Lifetime of Peace and Love Tribute Concert’ to Be Released

What better way to honor Ringo Starr than with an all-star cast?

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

55 Years Ago: Ringo Records With John, Paul and George for the First Time

Ringo Starr sat in on his first studio session with the Beatles on Oct. 15, 1960 — nearly two years before he became a member of the band.

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Rykodisc

25 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Releases His First-Ever Live Album

In a way, it's fitting that Ringo Starr's first-ever concert recording would find him working with a deeply talented, genre-jumping group of collaborators.

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