Drummer Ringo Starr
birth name: Richard Henry Parkin Starkey

Ringo Starr

July 7, 1940, Liverpool, England

The drummer in the Beatles from 1962 to 1970 and thus became one of the most famous musicians of the '60s. Though the least prominent member of the quartet, he distinguished himself as an occasional singer of good-natured material and as an actor. ~ Allmusic: Ringo Starr ~ retrieved July 3, 2013 © Allmusic

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July 7, 1979 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Donna Summer, Hot Stuff ~ #2 (3) Donna Summer, Bad Girls ~ #1 (1) Anita Ward, Ring My Bell


Ringo Starr ~ Ranked #43 Gigwise Greatest Drummers Of All Time in 2008 ~ When asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, John Lennon quipped: “He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles.” As seemingly the weak link in a band of unrivalled talent, Ringo quietly went about his business, solidly supporting in one of pop's most varied catalogues of songs. His work on ‘Come Together,’ amongst others, shows an underrated craftsman at work, and a key ingredient in the band's success. ~ 2008 © Gigwise

As a Session musician, guest or band member

John Lennon ~ Imagine (1971) ~ Ranked #80 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Lennon said of the title track, “Anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti­conventional, anti-capitalistic, but because it is sugarcoated it is accepted. Now I understand what you have to do. Put your political message across with a little honey.” ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

The Beatles

Girls screamed so loud at their concerts that nobody could even hear the music. During the initial wave of Beatlemania in 1964 few people could have predicted the groundbreaking music the band would release as the decade went on. ~ Rolling Stone Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments: 1964/the Beatles ~ retrieved April 23, 2014 © Rolling Stone

The Beatles ~ Inducted in the 1988 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ The impact of the Beatles has often been noted but cannot be overstated. ~ 1988 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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