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 Emerged From Troubled Era With First All-Starr Band
The former Beatles drummer has since led more than dozen guest-packed tours, with a revolving group of collaborators.
Watch Ringo Starr Guest on Paul McCartney’s U.S. Tour Finale
Joe Walsh also makes appearance at Dodger Stadium show.
How Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band Saved Him From Alcoholism
Ex-Beatle recalls fear of returning to work: “I couldn’t play sober, but I also couldn’t play as a drunk.”
Santana and Ringo Starr to Play Woodstock Original Site for 50th
First acts confirmed for Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.
Watch Paul McCartney’s ‘Get Back’ With Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood
The former Beatles star gives his London audience a surprise Christmas present.
Ringo Starr Glad to Be Heard Better on White Album Reissue
He thanks producer Giles Martin for bringing his drums to life.
Ringo Starr Announces First 2019 Tour Dates, New Book
The former Beatles great will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of his All Starr Band.
When Ringo Starr Tried, and Failed, to Refocus on 'Bad Boy'
By the time this became the former Beatles star's final album of the '70s, he was very much living up to its title.