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 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.
Ringo Starr’s Knighthood Is Confirmed by the Queen
Paul McCartney congratulates his Beatles bandmate as Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb is also listed for the honor.
Hear Ringo Starr Team Up With Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh on 'We're On the Road Again'
Ringo Starr's new 'Give More Love' LP is still weeks away from stores — but fans don't have to wait to hear "We're On the Road Again."
Ringo Starr Reveals Details of New 'Give More Love' LP
Ringo Starr is celebrating his 77th birthday with the announcement of his 19th solo album, 'Give More Love,' scheduled for release later this year.
Ringo Starr Raves About the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary Edition
Ringo Starr is thrilled with the remastered sound of the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'