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Latest news as of Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fans complain Ringo Starr sounds Irish in new Cilla biopic 

Nearly seven million viewers watched the opening episode of the Cilla Black biopic starring Sheridan Smith on ITV in the UK on Monday night. But while the performances were hailed, some viewers claimed the accents left a lot to be desired, particularly Ringo Starr, played by Tom Dunlea, who viewers claimed sounded Irish.

Source: The Mirror, UK
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ringo Starr to rock for #PeaceRocks international day of peace

Ringo Star and An All Starr Band, which includes Edgar Winter, Gregg Bissonette, Richard Page and Steve Lukather, is slated to perform in front of the John Varvatos store in Hollywood to promote the #PPeaceRocks campaign. This continues the campaign that was launched by designer Varvatos on Ringo's birthday, July 7.

Source: Digital Journal
Monday, September 8, 2014
Ringo Starr moving to Los Angeles

Ringo Starr is planning to make Los Angeles his permanent home once he sells off his base in the U.K. He said, "We're selling our house in Surrey and moving to L.A. We've had it for 15 years but we don't spend enough time there. The weather is better over there. I'm really into the healthy lifestyle that they have out in L.A."

Source: The Express, UK
London flat shared by George and Ringo up for sale

A three-bedroom flat shared by George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the height of Beatlemania is to go on the market for 2.5million (more than $4million). They moved into the apartment in Knightsbridge in 1964, the year of their first world tour, and also briefly lived in two other flats in the central London apartment building.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Ringo Starr disgusted by British terrorists Beatles nickname

Ringo Starr says he is disgusted that British jihadis in Syria have been nicknamed "The Beatles", because of their Liverpool accents, calling it "B.S." He said, 'What they are doing out there is against everything The Beatles stood for." But, he admits that he and Paul McCartney are powerless to stop it.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Ringo Starr honored at GQ Awards

Ringo Starr was given the humanitarian award for his work with the David Lynch Foundation at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Veteran music stars react to Robin Williams

Many top musicians took to Twitter on Tuesday, including Brian Wilson, who said, "I'm very sad to hear about Robin Williams. He made the world laugh and was a very special talent," and Ringo Starr, who said, "Goodbye and God bless Robin Williams peace and love."

Source: WFJA, North Carolina
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Paul McCartney invited to perform at Alien Woodstock

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have been invited to perform at "Alien Woodstock" in Malibu. UFO expert Michael C. Luckman has a theory there is a huge underwater alien base located six miles off of Malibu's Point Dume in the Pacific Ocean and he wants to use pop stars who believe in alien life to coax them out of their base.

Source: AZCentral, Arizona
Monday, August 4, 2014
Ringo Starr cancels one concert date in October

Ringo Starr's press office confirmed Aug. 4 that the Ringo Starr All-Starr Band concert scheduled for Oct. 12 at Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven, Mississippi has just been canceled because of travel issues. "They hope to make it back there on a future tour," Ringo's press representative said.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Priscilla Presley wants Paul and Ringo to pose for Elvis book

Priscilla Presley, former wife of Elvis, has her sights set on Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for an upcoming book project. She hopes for them to be part of a second edition of her popular book Shades of Elvis which features over 75 celebrities striking an Elvis-inspired pose while wearing a pair of The King's sunglasses.

Source: Elvis Presley Examiner
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Movie's heartwarming tribute to boyhood includes Beatles mix CD

Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood, shot over the course of 12 years, follows its protagonist as he grows up. On his 15th birthday, he receives a mix CD from his father, played by Ethan Hawke. Called The Black Album, it's a compilation of the best of John, Paul, George, and Ringo's solo work, post-Beatles.

Source: Buzz Feed
Friday, July 18, 2014
Video: Five-year-old Beatles fan catches the attention of Ringo Starr

A 5-year-old King Tobias lives and breathes Beatles music, and has been listening to the fab four since he could barely walk. His mom called to get special tickets to see Starr in concert in San Jose. One call led to another and they all ended up with Starr backstage.

Source: ABC 7, San Francisco
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Ringo Starr becomes fashion model

Ringo Starr has teamed up with fashion designer John Varvatos. Ringo announced in Los Angeles on Monday he will be the face of Varvatos' 2014 Peace Rocks autumn fashion collection. He said, "John Varvatos made me a male model finally."

Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Interview: Eight Minutes with Ringo Starr

How do you interview a Beatle in just eight minutes? Very carefully. Ringo Starr doesn't actually like being interviewed. He will cut the interview short if he doesn't like the questions, which includes asking too many Beatles questions. He's much happier just having a conversation. In a new interview, he talks about his artwork.

Source: Radio.com
Ringo Starr's 74th birthday bash in Hollywood

With a portion of Vine Street blocked off, a couple hundred fans gathered in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood to celebrate the 74th birthday of former Beatles member Ringo Starr. Mr Starr looks like a man 20 years younger, jumping off the stage to toss out wrist bands to the press and fans alike.

Related Articles  Source: The Examiner
Ringo Starr celebrates his birthday in style

The excitement was electric all morning, as it was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday, and the Beatle himself was in Hollywood. He met with friends and fans both in front of Capitol Records on Vine Street in the heart of Hollywood to give the old peace sign, urging fans around the world to post peace sign photos at #peacerocks.

Related Articles  Source: American Songwriter
LA Beatles Tour guide helps fans reach out to Ringo on his birthday

Yesterday, July 7, 2014, was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday. To let him know how his fans feel on his birthday, Los Angeles Beatles Tour guide Gillian Lomax gathered birthday wishes for Ringo on twitter and combined them into a massive birthday card which she presented to Ringo by delivering it to his house in Beverly Hills today.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Monday, July 7, 2014
Resort launches new Hands of Fame exhibit with Ringo's handprints

New Yorkers no longer need to go all the way to Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre to see their favorite celebrities' handprints. The Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. launched its new Hands of Fame exhibit on Monday, and the first handprint on display is Ringo Starr, who celebrates his 74th birthday today.

Source: Syracuse.com
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ringo Starr Peace and Love concert special to air on AXS TV

US cable channel AXS TV will celebrate the life and legacy of Ringo Starr with "Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love," on Sunday, July 13. The event is packed with heartfelt moments and great performances from some of music's biggest names who have come together for the first ever tribute celebrating Starr's music.

Source: Daytrippin' Magazine
Ringo Starr looks back on A Hard Day's Night

Fifty years later, A Hard Day's Night remains a surreal experience for Ringo Starr. He told the Holllywood reporter, "We were making records and, wow, the records were taking off and then we're playing to bigger and bigger audiences and that's taking off, and now we're doing a movie. It was mad ... but it was incredible."

Related Articles  Source: Hollywood Reporter
Monday, June 30, 2014
Join former Beatle Ringo Starr in Hollywood to celebrate his birthday

Ringo Starr announced that he will be appearing in Los Angeles to celebrate his 74th birthday with a little help from his friends... and you! He is inviting the public to come join him along with special friends and family in a "Peace and Love" celebration in front of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood on Monday, July 7.

Related Articles  Source: Celebrity Events Examiner
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ringo says he surprised Paul on the phone in the hospital during illness

Ringo Starr says he was in constant contact with his friend Paul McCartney as he was laid up recently, battling a virus. "I spoke to him, actually, while he was in the hospital," Starr tells Access Hollywood, laughing. "Not knowing the time, I just sort of dialed. He picked up, and we said 'hi,' and he said he was doing OK."

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ringo Starr's letters to girlfriend about his 'new group' sell for $27,600

Letters from Ringo Starr to a teenage girlfriend sold today for ?16,250. Doreen Speight met Ringo on a Butlin's holiday in North Wales in 1961, when she was 16 and he was with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Ringo wrote to her in 1962, "I got a phone call asking me would I join the Beatles and I said yes and I left Rory."

Source: Irish Mirror
Rain can't dampen Ringo and his All-Starrs

Ringo Starr's show on Tuesday night at Artpark near Niagara Falls could have been a disaster. Around the scheduled 7:45 p.m start, the rain came. It was a late start, but Ringo Starr and his All Starrs enthusiastically hit the stage around 8:30 p.m with "Matchbox." The roar of the crowd was nothing short of magical.

Source: Niagara Gazette
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Video: Ringo says Paul is getting ready to rock

After being hospitalized for a viral infection last month, which forced him to postpone a string of European and North American tour dates, Paul McCartney is now on the mend and "getting ready to rock" again, according to Ringo Starr, who gave an update on Paul's health during an exclusive talk with Access Hollywood.

Related Articles  Source: KRTH FM, Los Angeles
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Art of Ringo Starr at Caesars Atlantic City this weekend

This weekend, Ocean Galleries brings "The Art of Ringo Starr" exhibition in its entirety to Caesars Atlantic City for a public showing. All artwork is available for acquisition, and anyone who acquires Ringo's artwork will have the opportunity to meet and have a photo taken with Ringo Starr on Saturday.

Source: PR.com
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Inquiry told Welsh Streets can't be saved simply because Ringo lived there

An inquiry was told Liverpool's historic Welsh Streets can't simply be saved because "Ringo may have walked there once." Keeping half of Madryn Street, where Beatles drummer Ringo Starr lived until the age of three, leaves enough to tell the "Ringo story," Rob Burns told the public inquiry into plans to redevelop the area.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul McCartney bounces back from illness for birthday dinner

Paul McCartney has bounced back from his shock hospitalisation last month to celebrate his birthday with friends at a dinner in London. McCartney was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for the dinner where he was joined by Barbara Bach, Olivia Harrison and Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ringo says current All-Starr Band chemistry is incredible

Sharing stages since 2012, Ringo Starr's current All-Starr Band includes Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Todd Rundgren. Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette have been with Starr since 2010 and Rundgren part of earlier lineups in 1992 and '99. "We have so much fun that I'm working hard to keep the band together," says Ringo.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Interview: Ringo drum expert has unique edge on Beatle history

Gary Astridge is probably the world's expert on Ringo Starr's drum kits. He knows their makeup and what equipment was used when and where. His knowledge was used in setting up drum kits for the recent "Ringo: Peace and Love" exhibit at the L.A. Grammy Museum, which he said took about 3 months to get together.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Monday, June 16, 2014
Review: Ringo's Stellar All-Starr Band shines brightly in Providence

Ringo Starr makes three promises for his 2014 tour, fun, good music, and great songs. Without a doubt, he and his All Starrs deliver on that pledge, performing two non-stop hours of chart-toppers and brand-new songs with undeniably exceptional musicianship. The Providence audience was on its feet after virtually every song.

Source: Broadway World
Friday, June 13, 2014

Welsh Streets public inquiry begins in Liverpool

A public inquiry into the controversial regeneration of the Welsh Streets gets under way next week, expected to last three weeks. Liverpool City Council wants to bulldoze 271 houses off Park Road and replace them with 154 new houses. Another 37 terraced properties, including the frontage of the former home of Ringo Starr, will be refurbished.

Source: Liverpool Confidential, UK
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Ringo Starr to unveil self portraits in New York City next week

Ringo Starr, currently on tour with his All Starr Band, is also bringing his artwork to New York City. Ringo has created a unique set of self portraits that truly showcases his evolution as a visual artist. On June 19, Starr's work will be unveiled at a VIP opening reception and exhibition at the Soho Contemporary Art Gallery.

Source: Broadway World
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Todd Rundgren says Ringo's All Starr Band is best gig you could have

Todd Rundgren has been a member of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band lineup since 2012, and he says playing in the group is "the best gig you could have." "Ringo's criteria for you getting in the band is you have to have at least three hits, and I have just barely three hits," Rundgren says with a laugh.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Monday, June 9, 2014
Meet Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

New auctions will give fans the chance to meet Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr backstage. Ringo has auctions for VIP tickets and meet-and-greets for shows in NYC, San Diego, Chicago and LA. Paul is auctioning two guest list tickets.

Source: Look to the Stars
Friday, June 6, 2014
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band kick off tour in Canada

Ringo Starr kicks off a new series of concert dates with his All-Starr Band on Friday in Rama, Ont. The current leg of the tour then veers into the U.S. before returning to Canada for a date in Vancouver in July. "It's the dream I had at 13, to play drums and play with good people, it's still unfolding," he told CBC News.

Source: CBC, Canada
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Ringo Starr says producing new album delayed by his big year

Ringo Starr has had a ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in America this year as well as some of his own honors. But, he says, it's put a bit of a crimp in plans for his next album. Starr tells Billboard that he's "probably two-thirds through" with the follow-up to "Ringo 2012," which he plans to release in February.

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band coming to Albany

The first of the two living Beatles will play the Albany, NY, area Tuesday, when Ringo Starr will be at the Palace Theatre in Albany with his All-Star Band. Paul McCartney will be at the Times Union Center on July 5. Ringo's All-Stars include Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Saratogian Entertainment
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Heritage appeals for help fight to demolition the Dingle

A heritage charity is appealing for donations from the public to help fight the demolition of nearly 300 historic houses in Dingle. A public inquiry will be held on June 17 to decide the fate of Liverpool's Welsh Streets, under the ?15m proposals, Ringo Starr's former childhood home in Madryn Street will be renovated, along with 36 other properties in the area.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, May 29, 2014
New Jersey galleries hosts The Art of Ringo Starr

For two weekends in June, Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ, will showcase Ringo Starr's exquisite artwork, which will be on display at two locations and available for acquisition. "The Art of Ringo Starr" will open on Friday, June 13 and run through Sunday, June 15, 2014, with special receptions on both days.

Source: PR.com
Monday, May 12, 2014
Paul McCartney hints Ringo may join him on stage at Dodger Stadium

In a radio interview, Paul McCartney was asked if any of his many L.A.-based musician friends would be sitting in with him at Dodger Stadium. He said, "It's always a possibility, you know. It depends who's in town ... That's one of the great things about L.A. is that nowadays I have millions of people I know out there, not least of all Ringo."

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Ringo Starr debuts trailer for upcoming North American tour

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heading out on a new North American tour in just about a month, and a new video trailer promoting the forthcoming trek has just debuted online. The outing gets under way on June 6 in Rama, Canada, and is scheduled through a July 19 concert in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC

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