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.
Top 10 Ringo Starr Songs Written by the Other Beatles
The best examples of how Fab Four bandmates helped animate their drummer's quirky personality.
40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr's Sophomoric Stone Age Comedy 'Caveman'
Flick epitomizes how hard it was to make comedies in the wake of the malaise of the 1970s.
‘Ringo, Shut Up!’: The Drummer’s Cringeworthy 1980 TV Interview
Former Beatle's appearance on 'The John Davidson Show' included slurred speech, interruptions and plenty of uncomfortable moments.
Ringo Starr Says New Beatles Film Brings Back ‘Fun’
Drummer believes Peter Jackson’s ‘Get Back’ tells truer story than original ‘Let It Be’ movie.
Paul McCartney Ranks Ringo Starr Among Top Three Rock Drummers
The former Beatle lists a trio of percussive giants in an interview with Howard Stern.
Hear Ringo Starr's New Star-Studded 'Here's to the Nights'
Paul McCartney, Steve Lukather and Joe Walsh are among the many who contribute to track from new 'Zoom In' EP.
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.