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Ringo Starr

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
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Full Name: Richard Starkey
Profession: Beatles Drummer

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Drummer with the Beatles during their peak period, but not the first to have that role - predecessor was Pete Best. Voice-over for Thomas and Friends TV series.

Born: July 7, 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Age: 80 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer

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Historical Events

  • 1957-12-25 Richard Starkey (later better known as Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set
  • 1962-08-16 Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer, first official concert two days later
  • 1964-06-03 Ringo Starr collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis
  • 1964-09-24 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
  • 1964-10-08 Ringo Starr passes his driving test
  • 1964-12-02 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
  • 1970-03-27 Ringo Starr releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"

  • 1970-09-25 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"
  • 1971-04-09 Ringo Starr releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
  • 1972-03-17 Ringo Starr releases "Back off Bugaloo" in UK
  • 1973-10-19 Ringo Starr releases music single "Photograph" in the UK
  • 1973-11-09 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo" album
  • 1974-02-08 Ringo Starr releases a cover of "You're Sixteen" as a single in UK; originally released by Johnny Burnette in 1960
  • 1974-11-15 Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK
  • 1975-04-28 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"
  • 1976-01-09 Ringo Starr releases "Oh My My" in UK
  • 1976-09-17 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo's Rotogravure" album
  • 1976-10-15 Ringo Starr releases single "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"
  • 1976-11-26 Ringo Starr releases "Hey Baby" single
  • 1977-09-16 Ringo Starr releases "Drowning in Sea of Love"
  • 1977-09-30 Ringo Starr releases "Ringo the 4th" album
  • 1978-06-16 Ringo Starr releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough"
  • 1981-02-06 Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
  • 1981-11-13 Ringo Starr releases single "Wrack My Brain" in UK, written and produced by George Harrison
  • 1981-11-20 Ringo Starr releases "Stop & Smell Roses" album
  • 1983-06-16 Ringo Starr releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany
  • 1984-12-08 Ringo Starr appears on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 2015-04-18 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Green Day, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the 5 Royales

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