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 Inducts T. Rex Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Beatles drummer recalled his friendship with frontman Marc Bolan during tonight's virtual ceremony.
Hear Steve Lukather's New Song With Ringo Starr, 'Run to Me'
Track from upcoming solo album was co-written with Toto bandmates.
Ringo Starr Taps Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh for 80th Birthday Show
Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Sheila E and Ben Harper also set for virtual event, which features home performances and previously unseen footage.
Unreleased Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Demo Going Up for Sale
"Angel in Disguise" was written for drummer's 1992 album, 'Time Takes Time.'
Who Sang the Most Beatles Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Each of the Fab Four was capable of taking the spotlight.
Ringo Starr Recalls His Reaction to John Lennon’s Death
Beatles drummer discusses passing of his bandmate and Kurt Cobain in conversation with Dave Grohl.
Listen to Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney's New ‘Grow Old With Me’
New recording of John Lennon track also features George Harrison-inspired section.
Ringo Starr Confirms Beatles Planned an 'Abbey Road' Follow-Up
The drummer always expected the Fab Four to continue making music.