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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr on his 35-year romance with wife Barbara Bach

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach have been together nearly 35 years, so what's their secret to marital bliss? As it turns out, it comes down to one of the Beatle's oft-quoted lyrics: Love is all you need. Ringo says, "There's no escape ... I think I love Barbara as much [today] as I did [when we met], and I'm beyond blessed that she loves me and we're still together."

Source: People
Ringo Starr admits he's a big Adele fan

In a new interview, Ringo Starr said that everyone has to listen to Adele's hit single "Hello," adding that there were so many emotional moments in her performance of the song, "It is fabulous," Ringo said. He also revealed that he listens to blues, country music, and all the big bands, adding, "I have always had a broad scope of what I listen to."

Source: Big News Network
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ringo's auction stash to include Beatles White Album No. 0000001

Ringo Starr's auction of some 1,300 items between now and early December will include his copy of the UK's first pressing of the White Album, numbered "No. 0000001." Widely known among collectors that the four members of the Beatles kept numbers 1 through 4, it was not known that Starr was given the No. 0000001 album.

More Information  Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Friday, November 20, 2015
Audio: Premiere of Ben Folds Oh My My from Ringo tribute concert

On January 20, 2014 the David Lynch Foundation presented Ringo Starr the Lifetime of Peace and Love Award in Los Angeles. "Ringo Starr: The Lifetime of Peace & Love Tribute Concert," which presents the music from that evening, will be released on December 4. Ben Folds' version of Oh My My from that concert is now online.

Source: Relix
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Location where Magical Mystery Tour was filmed commemorates Beatles

Rain Grill in West Malling may be the first kebab shop in England to commemorate the Fab Four with a special blue plaque. It was as a tea room, and before that it was the Town Newsagency. Ringo Starr went into the newsagent during the 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour to buy a ticket from John Lennon for him and his Aunt Jessie.

Source: Seven Oaks Chronicle, UK
Friday, November 13, 2015
Ringo Starr auction features Can't Buy Me Love drums

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach have collected over 1,200 items for a Julien's Live auction that will take place in December. Items include Starr's 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, used in the recording of I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You and a Gretsch guitar gifted to Starr from George Harrison.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Ringo Starr to release All-Star Tribute Concert live LP

The music of Ringo Starr was celebrated on January 20th, 2014 at a tribute concert in Los Angeles as Ringo was honored by the David Lynch Foundation. The show that featured Joe Walsh, Ben Folds, Ben Harper and even Starr himself will be released as Ringo Starr: The Lifetime of Peace & Love Tribute Concert on December 4th.

Source: Yahoo! Music
Monday, November 9, 2015

Ringo Starr celebrates Halloween to end U.S. tour

On Oct. 31, the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, which closed in 1977 and reopened this year after extensive renovation, was the site of the final show of the current U.S. tour of Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band. The entire band came out in Halloween costumes for the first song, with Ringo in a skull mask matching his sequined skull T-shirt.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Monday, November 2, 2015

Ringo Starr's Magical Mystery Tour home to be demolished

It was once home to Ringo Starr and John Lennon and even appeared in The Magical Mystery Tour film, and for decades a place of pilgrimage for fans of The Beatles. But Starr's former estate in Surrey is now set for demolition after being bought by a Russian oligarch who wants to bulldoze the famous home and build a new one in its place.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, October 30, 2015
Ringo Starr comes to Brooklyn on Halloween

Ringo Starr had no idea that his concert tomorrow night at Kings Theater would mark his first appearance in Brooklyn. Still, he claimed that he's happy for any excuse to come to New York, ever since the Beatles first arrived here in unforgettable fashion in 1964. "New Yorkers to this day feel we belong here," he said.

Related Articles  Source: New York Times
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Ringo Starr to get art exhibition down under

Genesis books has announced a photography, art and book exhibition of Ringo Starr's Photograph. The exhibit will open in Sydney on Thursday 5th November and run until Monday 16th November. All copies of Photograph sold on the opening night will come with a collector's commemorative bookplate.

Related Articles  Source: Genesis Publications
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Ringo leads Starr-studded affair in Pittsburgh

With its red velvet seats and grand, gilded walls, Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh usually comes off as too formal for a rock show. On Tuesday night, however, it was the perfect palace for a member of the rock 'n' roll royalty, Ringo Starr. As he has since 1989, Ringo is on the road with his All-Starr Band, stopping here for the first time since 1997.

Related Articles  Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Ringo Starr shares stories behind pics from his Photograph book

Ringo Starr spent part of his day off from his current U.S. tour with the All Starr Band on Monday participating in a special Q&A promoting his recent book, Photograph. E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt was on hand to host the intimate event in New York City, which featured Ringo sharing recollections about select pics in the book.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Ringo says it was about time he was in Rock Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr knows "It Don't Come Easy," especially his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, but he seems to still be a bit bitter that it took so long. "It was about time, and thank you," Ringo told the Daily News. He performs at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn with his All Starr Band on Halloween night.

Source: NY Daily News
Friday, October 23, 2015
Surprise winner in the sneaker wars is Sketchers

Quick. Guess which sneaker company is the hottest on Wall Street this year? Nike? Under Armour? Adidas? Nope. Try Skechers. Its top spokespeople aren't the likes of LeBron James, Steph Curry or James Harden, instead, pop singers Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor, and Ringo Starr has also appeared in Skechers commercials.

Source: CNN Money
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Rock Hall acquires Ringo Starr drumsticks from 1964 Cleveland show

Beatles fans have yet another reason to stop by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum has added a few new artifacts to its collection, including the drumsticks Ringo Starr used during the Beatles Sept. 15, 1964, concert at Cleveland's Public Auditorium, at the height of Beatlemania.

Source: Cleveland.com
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Pictures: Ringo Starr art show opens in Boston this week

Ringo Starr's creative talents extend well beyond music. He'll be showcasing his art at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston from today through Friday. You can purchase original, hand-signed pieces at the art show, and all proceeds will benefit Starr's Lotus Foundation, which helps multiple charitable projects.

Source: The Boston Globe
Ringo Starr thrills fans in concert in Toronto

On Tuesday night, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band ran through his best known solo and Beatles numbers, plus a few covers, while his bandmates do the same, all on rotation. So it's basically all the hits, all the time with the exception of one new song, Islands in the Sun, from Starr's 2015 album, Postcards from Paradise.

Related Articles  Source: Toronto Star

Peter Zinovieff
The man who taught Ringo Starr to play synth

Peter Zinovieff says, "I taught Ringo to play synth. He wasn't very good - but neither was I." Zinovieff invented sampling, and as co-founder of the British company Electronic Music Studios brought synthesisers to the masses in the 1960s. He also collaborated with Paul McCartney on Carnival of Light. "I'd like to get in touch with him about it," he says.

Source: Gulf News
Friday, October 16, 2015
Ringo Starr dips into the past and moves forward

Ringo Starr dips into the past with with his new book, "Photograph," while at the same time he moves forward with his new album "Postcards." "I started looking back with 'Liverpool 8,' a song I wrote with (producer) Dave Stewart," Starr said. "And since that (2008) record, I've done an autobiographical song with Dave on each album."

Related Articles  Source: The Boston Herald
Thursday, October 15, 2015
55 Years Ago: Ringo records with John, Paul and George for the first time

Ringo Starr sat in on his first studio session with the Beatles on Oct. 15, 1960, nearly two years before he became a member of the band. The date, the first time Starr performed with George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, happened while the musicians were honing their chops through a series of live dates in German clubs.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart to publish memoirs

Dave Stewart will tell-all in his upcoming memoir "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This A Life In Music." His group Eurythmics with Annie Lennox became one of the biggest acts of the 80s with more than a dozen hit songs millions of album sales. He also worked as producer for other artists including Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi, Bryan Ferry and Mick Jagger.

Source: Music-News
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Ringo stirs controversy as he compares Liverpool to Compton

Ringo Starr was branded an "idiot" after joking that the city is the "Compton of England". Ringo said, "You know, the Compton, I call it, of England. I used that on my Twitter there. Straight outta Compton. I put Straight Outta Liverpool." Compton, in California, is infamous for gang violence with one of the worst crime rates in the US.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Monday, October 12, 2015
Ringo Starr is glad he's embraced Twitter

Ringo Starr has made a big effort to embrace the modern world at 75 and especially loves Twitter and social media. He told The Independent newspaper, "I am trying to move into the modern world. I love Twitter! I love it because some of them love me and some of them don't! But that doesn't bother me at all."

Source: Contact Music
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Ringo Starr releases his first-ever live album 25 years ago today

The live Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band album, which was released on Oct. 8, 1990, was recorded on the closing nights of their U.S. tour at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre, swept across a broad variety of styles, from Joe Walsh's edgy "Life in the Fast Lane" to the amped-up gospel of Billy Preston's "Will It Go Round in Circles."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Ringo Starr fine art show to open this month in Boston

WZLX and The Citi Wang Theatre will celebrate the upcoming Ringo Starr & His All- Starr Band's 2015 concert in Boston with an exhibit and sale featuring hand signed, limited edition art from Ringo Starr, October 21 through October 23. Ringo Starr will appear at the exhibit for a private reception for purchasers of his hand signed artwork.

Source: Broadway World
Monday, October 5, 2015
Ringo Starr rocks Paso Robles at sold out show

Ringo Starr took Paso Robles in Central California by storm and accompanied by his All-Starr Band rocked the Vina Robles Amphitheater in a sold out concert on Saturday, his first performance in Paso Robles. "You can tell you're in the wine country, everybody's drunk," he joked with the enthusiastic audience.

Related Articles  Source: Paso Robles Daily News
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Podcast: Ringo Starr in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun recently had a very special opportunity to talk with Ringo Starr ahead of a performance with his All-Starr Band at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Now online, Starr discussed performing in Vancouver on the night of John Lennon's birthday, his new book Photograph and new album, and his shoes.

Source: Vancouver Sun
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ringo Starr still on the move

Ringo Starr wasn't happy when he had to postpone his All-Starr Band's San Francisco date earlier this year. This week Starr will wrap up a tour in support of his 18th studio record, "Postcards From Paradise," with a makeup date at the Masonic on Thursday, Oct. 1 and headlining set at the Sonoma Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Related Articles  Source: SF Gate
Monday, September 28, 2015
Ringo Starr and Conan O'Brien trade one-liners at live book event

Beatles fan Conan O'Brien interviewed Ringo Starr for a discussion about Starr's new book, Photograph, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, and from the very beginning, the jokes started flying. Ringo seemed extremely relaxed with Conan, as Starr has appeared many times on O'Brien's late night talk show.

Source: The Examiner
UK Labor spokesman says Ringo should be given a knighthood

Ringo Starr should be awarded a knighthood, says UK Labor's culture spokesman. All the Beatles were appointed MBEs in 1965 and Paul McCartney was made a Sir in 1997, but not drummer Ringo. Shadow Culture Secretary Michael Dugher said the Beatles' drummer had waited far too long and should finally get a top honor.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Friday, September 25, 2015
Ringo Starr goes country with Beaucoup of Blues 45 years ago

Ringo Starr's countrified Beaucoup of Blues harkened back to Beatles-era covers like Buck Owens' Act Naturally and Starr's own rootsy original Don't Pass Me By. There's an innate sadness in Starr's voice which seems perfectly suited to this kind of music, and he completely inhabits the songs on Beaucoup of Blues.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Pictures: Ringo Starr's private Beatles photos

To know what it was like to be in The Beatles, there's no better source than their own personal pictures. In his new book, Ringo Starr reveals more unseen treasures from his archive along with his memories of that time, and shows how four lads from Liverpool tried to have a normal life amid the frenzy of 1960s Beatlemania.

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cilla Black
Ringo Starr opens up about his childhood pal Cilla Black

Ringo Starr knew Cilla Black far longer than his bandmates and says he was devastated by her death. "She was in the Cavern doing the coats, and all the bands would call her on stage, saying 'Come on, Cill, give us a song'," Ringo says. "And she'd be 'Oooh no, no, I couldn't possibly'. But you couldn't keep her back, she'd trample on you to get up on stage!"

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Zak Starkey
Zak Starkey sits in at Hollywood Vampires concert debut

Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp and The Hollywood Vampires made their debut show last night at the Roxy in Los Angeles, joined by Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr and touring drummer with the Who, who sat in for the band's take on the Who's "I'm a Boy." Hollywood Vampires' new album includes guest appearances by Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Pictures: Rare photos taken by Ringo Starr

While there have been countless books and exhibitions dedicated to The Beatles over the years, there are few that can boast as much up close and personal access as Photograph by Ringo Starr, running now at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The rare shots taken by Ringo are just as intimate and exciting as that might suggest.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Monday, September 14, 2015
Ringo Starr auctioning off Beatles items including famous drum kit

Ringo Starr is cleaning house, literally. Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, have made the decision to auction off many of their personal items which have been sitting in storage for decades. Over 800 items from their London, Monaco and Beverly Hills residences are to be featured in this once-in-a-lifetime auction.

Source: The Examiner
Monday, September 7, 2015
Video: Ringo Starr and Robert Plant sing Happy Birthday to Jerry Lee Lewis

Ringo Starr and Robert Plant paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis at a show in London marking his upcoming 80th birthday. The special gig took place at The Palladium on Sunday night as part of the Lewis' "farewell UK tour". Starr later wrote on Twitter, "Had a great time at the Jerry Lee Lewis show in London happy birthday Jerry peace and love".

Source: NME, UK
Photos: Ringo's snaps show The Beatles behind the scenes

During the group's glory days, RIngo Starr was active behind the lens, capturing candid moments on tour, backstage, and in the studio. His work has been catalogued in a new book, "Photograph," which contains over 250 extremely rare and never-before-seen photographs taken by the world-famous drummer.

Related Articles  Source: The Journal, Ireland
Friday, September 4, 2015
Ringo at the National Portrait Gallery

This September, London's National Portrait Gallery will be unveiling the new prints in Ringo Starr's Photograph Portfolio. Hot off the press, the first copies of Ringo's new Photograph Open Edition will also be on display. Each book sale will benefit Ringo's charitable Lotus Foundation and are expected to become collector's items.

Source: Genesis Publications
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Guitar effects pedal company releases Joe Walsh sound box

Guitar effects pedal company Analog Alien has announced the launch of a new exclusive guitar pedal, the Joe Walsh Double Classic, available on October 1. It is a dual effects pedal designed in collaboration with legendary guitarist Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Joe is also Ringo's brother-in-law.)

Source: Premier Guitar
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ringo Starr: In Conversation coming to Los Angeles this month

To celebrate the publication of Ringo Starr's Photograph memoir, on September 25, at 8 p.m., Ringo Starr will appear on stage at LA's historic El Rey Theater. During the course of a moderated conversation, the audience will be invited to join Ringo Starr looking through rare and unseen photographs drawn from his personal archives.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth

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