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 #26 Stylus 50 Greatest Rock Drummers in 2007 ~ Enough already. So what if Ringo didn’t carry himself as a Serious Artist a la his three Beatles bandmates? When you’re playing on epochal work, you can’t hog the spotlight. ~ 2007 © Stylus

As a Session musician, guest or band member

John Lennon ~ Plastic Ono Band (1970) ~ Ranked #60 Pitchfork Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s in 2004 ~ Plastic Ono Band, for all its structured simplicity and pretension, is the most sincere album you will ever hear. ~ 2004 © Pitchfork

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 ~ Ranked #1 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artists in 2004 ~ “Every record was a shock when it came out. Compared to rabid R&B evangelists like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles arrived sounding like nothing else. They had already absorbed Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry, but they were also writing their own songs. They made writing your own material expected, rather than exceptional.” ~ Elvis Costello ~ 2004 © Rolling Stone

The Beatles ~ The White Album (1968) ~ Ranked #10 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ As John Lennon later said, “We sat in the mountains eating lousy vegetarian food and writing all these songs.” ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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