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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Why Ringo rules

John Lennon reportedly said, "He's not even the best drummer in The Beatles," but the Beatles would not have been the group we know today without Ringo Starr. When Ringo joined the Beatles, the chemical reaction of the combination of those precise personalities created a form of divine magic that can never be duplicated.

Source: The Maine Edge
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

New hope for Liverpool's historic Welsh Streets

New plans have been revealed by council chiefs to refurbish "a significant" number of homes in Liverpool's Welsh Streets, which includes the home of Beatle Ringo Starr, and have been "in limbo" for years. The move follows a decision by former communities secretary Eric Pickles to block the council's initial plans to demolish the historic homes.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Ringo Starr's Liverpool home to be auctioned at the Cavern Club

Number 10 Admiral Grove, in the Dingle, where Ringo Starr lived until he was 21, is up for auction. The two-up-two-down will go to the highest bidder at a special March auction at the Cavern Club with a guide price of 55,000 (about $78,340). Restrictions have been placed on the sale so the house cannot become a tourist attraction or museum.

Source: Liverpool Confidential
Monday, January 25, 2016
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band announce new 2016 tour dates

Ringo Starr announced today that he and his All-Starr Band will be out on the road again this summer all over America. The tour begins June 3 in Syracuse, New York, and will hit the East Coast, the South, the Midwest and the mountain states, concluding in July in California with shows in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Video: Fred Armisen is a master of Beatles impressions

Tuesday night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Fred Armisen demonstrated his hyper-regional accent skills, a hallmark of his standup sets, doing all his best Beatles' voices in under a minute, including the evolution of Paul McCartney's very recognizable cadence, and Ringo's signature phrase "Peace and Love."

Source: USA Today
Monday, January 18, 2016
Skechers to open store in Liverpool

Top US shoe chain Skechers is to open in Liverpool ONE, one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Skechers, which is promoted in TV ads by Beatle Ringo Starr, will stock its full product range of athletics, dress, casual and work shoes for men, women and children.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Ringo Starr to appear in B.B. King documentary

B.B. King was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. His story is chronicled in American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley, premiering on Friday, February 12. The show will include candid interviews with the man himself and fellow music contemporaries including Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and others.

Source: Broadway World
Website giving away last year's Top 3 Beatles releases

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels has expanded the trivia page on his web site to include a list of one of 9 amazing prizes. Fans can now win one of the Top 3 music releases for Beatles fans for 2015, Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," Paul McCartney's latest remasters "Tug Of War" and "Pipes Of Peace," and the "Beatles 1 (CD + DVD.)"

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, January 11, 2016
David Bowie's life touched McCartney and Ringo, too

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono reacted quickly today to the news of David Bowie's death. "Very sad news to wake up to on this raining morning," McCartney wrote on Twitter. Also Ringo Starr, who appeared in Bowie's Ziggy Stardust film, wrote, "God bless David Bowie. Peace and love to all his family."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Monday, January 4, 2016
He paid $44,000 for Ringo's drumhead, and sold it for $2 million

The very Beatles bass drumhead that was on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964 was the greatest piece in the collection of Russ Lease of Columbia, Md. He'd paid $44,000 for it in 1994, and on Nov. 7 last year, it went up for auction with an estimate of $800,000 to $1 million. It sold to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for $2,125,000.

Related Articles  Source: The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Why is Ringo a step behind the other Fab Four statues?

Why is Ringo Starr one step behind the other Fab Four statues at Liverpool's Pier Head? The question has sparked a row among Beatles fans after a fan posted a pic of the statues on a local Facebook group, with some slamming the drummer but others leaping to his defence. The statues were unveiled by the Liverpool waterfront earlier this month.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, December 21, 2015
AMC presents Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert

"Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert" from Madison Square Garden on AMC on Saturday night featured an array of mostly Lennon's solo works and some classic Beatle hits during the two and a half hour show. Paul McCartney sent a poignant video birthday message, and Ringo Starr taped a performance of "I'm The Greatest."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Welsh Streets regeneration go ahead in Liverpool

The regeneration of Liverpool's Welsh Streets is to continue after the Liverpool City Council ended its appeal against a government ruling in favor of the area's "Beatles heritage," wanting to avoid "protracted" legal action. Plans for the site in Dingle, which include Ringo Starr's birthplace, due to be refurbished, would also have seen 154 new homes built.

Source: BBC News, UK
Monday, December 7, 2015
Ringo Starr memorabilia: The ten most valuable items

The Just Collecting website has compiled a list of the ten most valuable pieces of music memorabilia from the career of former Beatle Ringo Starr. It includes Ringo's famous onyx ring, his Patek Philippe wristwatch, guitars gifted to him by George Harrison and John Lennon, and of course, his personal copy of the Beatles White Album.

Related Articles  Source: Just Collecting
Ringo Starr's personal White Album sells for world record $790,000

Ringo Starr's personal copy of the Beatles' The White Album, numbered No.0000001, sold for a world record $790,000 Saturday at the Julien's Live auction of items from Starr and wife Barbara Bach's estate. Starr's White Album carried a pre-auction estimate of $40,000 to $60,000, a number that was easily shattered during bidding.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Ringo Starr Barbara Bach auction brings $10 million

Overall the Ringo Starr Barbara Bach auction over the weekend brought in nearly $10 million according to a spokeswoman for Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. The auction included some 1,300 items donated by Starr and Bach to generate funds for the Lotus Foundation, including a 1964 Rickenbacker electric guitar given to Ringo by John Lennon.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, December 4, 2015

Ringo Starr Tribute Concert album released today

Ringo Starr: The Lifetime of Peace & Love Tribute Concert, an album featuring highlights from a star-studded January 2014 event honoring the former Beatles drummer, was released today. The show included songs from Starr's solo career and his years with The Beatles performed by Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Ben Folds and Ringo himself, among others.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Ringo Starr talks about upcoming White Album auction

More than 800 items from Ringo Starr's music career and the life he shares with wife Barbara Bach will be sold by Julien's Auctions, from vintage drum kits to his suit from A Hard Day's Night. His original mono U.K. edition of the White Album, stamped with a serial number A0000001 is expected to break auction records.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
John Lennon 75 birthday concert announces additional artists

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner John Fogerty and Spoon have been added to the star-filled lineup of artists taking part in Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, to be held at Madison Square Garden this Saturday. The event will also include special video appearances by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Related Articles  Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
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
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.

Related Articles  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.

Related Articles  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.

Related Articles  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.

Related Articles  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

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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

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