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.
Eddie Vedder LP to Feature Elton John, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder
Album also includes singer's late father, Edward Severson Jr.
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
Ringo Starr Announces Coffee-Table Photo Book Benefitting Charity
'Lifted – Fab Images and Memories in My Life With the Beatles From Across the Universe' is out in February 2022.
Joe Walsh's VetsAid to Feature Ringo Starr and ZZ Top
"The Basement Show" will take place virtually later this month.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Pay Tribute to George Harrison
Late Beatles bandmate died 20 years ago today.
Hear Unearthed Song Featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Beatles stars stopped by Suresh Joshi's sessions while on a break from recording "Hey Jude."
Original 'Let It Be' Director on Ringo’s Review: 'I Don’t Care'
Drummer says 1970 documentary has "no joy."
Ringo Starr and Over 100 Drummers Cover Beatles' 'Come Together'
Chad Smith, Max Weinberg and Matt Cameron contribute to jazzy cover of 'Abbey Road' track.