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 Confirms New Beatles Track Doesn't Use Fake Vocals
Drummer says AI-assisted song contains entirely authentic parts recorded by George Harrison and John Lennon.
Ringo Starr to Record Country EP With T Bone Burnett's Help
It's one of three EPs the former Beatle has in various stages of production.
Ringo Starr's All Starr Band Announces Fall 2023 Tour
Former Beatle is raring to go after last fall's COVID-related cancellations.
When Billy Squier Refused to Tour With Ringo Starr
He was told he'd never work again after rejecting former Beatle's invitation.
Paul McCartney Reportedly Recording With Rolling Stones
Ringo Starr is also reportedly "slated to play" on the yet-to-be-announced album.
Ringo Starr Selling Life-Size Replicas of His Hand
Price of ‘Peace & Love’ figures starts at $2,000 - but it’s all for a good cause.
Taylor Hawkins' Final Filmed Interview Appears in Drummers Movie
Trailer for 'Let There Be Drums' also features Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland and others.