Archive for ‘Ringo Starr’

January 29, 2012

Make Ringo’s New Video

Ringo Starr is giving filmmakers the opportunity to make the official promotional video for his new single “Wings” from his new album RINGO 2012.

If you are interested in making Ringo’s new video, visit TheBeatles.com!

January 25, 2012

Ringo and Russell Brand

Ringo Starr will participate in a ‘Town Hall’ interview to promote his new album RINGO 2012 with British actor-comedian Russell Brand. Music producer Don Was will moderate the interview, and Ringo will perform.

“Town Hall With Ringo Starr” will air live from Los Angeles on Jan. 30.

Visit RingoStarr.com for more info.

January 24, 2012

Maureen Starkey

Maureen Cox was a Beatles fan who frequented the Cavern Club, and later became involved with Ringo Starr. After the 18-year-old found out she was pregnant, the couple married in 1965. Their marriage began to dissintigrate around the time of the Beatles’ breakup, and the couple were officially divorced in 1975.

January 6, 2012

It Don’t Come Easy

“It Don’t Come Easy” is a hit single released by Ringo Starr in 1971. The song was co-written by Starr and fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison. The single went on to hit #4 in both the U.S. and UK singles charts.

November 23, 2011

Back Off Boogaloo

Ringo Starr released his hit single “Back Off Boogaloo” in 1972, which eventually reached #9 on the charts. The song, written by Starr and produced by fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison, was inspired by Ringo’s friendship with Marc Bolan of T-Rex. However, some claim that the song was written with Paul McCartney in mind.

July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Ringo!

Ringo Starr celebrated his 71st birthday on July 8, 2011. Paul McCartney and his band recorded a special live performance of the Beatles’ “Birthday” in honor of his old friend.

Watch the video after the jump!

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January 17, 2011

Zak Starkey

Ringo Starr and his first wife, Maureen Cox, had a baby boy named Zak Starkey in 1965. Zak grew up following in his father’s footsteps to become a drummer in his own right, eventually drumming with bands Oasis and The Who.

November 11, 2010

Richard Starkey

The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr’s real name is Richard Starkey. He adopted the stage name “Ringo Starr” because of the rings he wore and because he thought it sounded “cowboyish.”