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Friday, March 27, 2015
Audio: Bamboula is newest track released from Ringo's Postcards

Today, Ringo Starr premiered Bamboula, a standout track from his new album Postcards From Paradise on the Mojo website. It's an extrovert package, with accordion, Rhodes and brass conjuring a Pan-American street party vibe, and an exotic groove concocted in consort with arranger lyricist Van Dyke Parks.

Related Articles  Source: Mojo Magazine
Ringo Starr begins his Sentimental Journey 45 years ago today

After wild experiments with keyboards and soundscapes from George Harrison and John Lennon, Ringo Starr followed with his debut post-Beatles album that explored the pre-rock standards of his parents' generation. "I wondered, What shall I do with my life now that it's over?" Starr mused in Sentimental Journey's original liner notes.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Audio: Ringo Starr gets lovestruck in next song released from Postcards

Ringo Starr's 18th studio album "Postcards From Paradise" is out next week and features 11 new originals, including "Touch and Go," premiering on the web today. Starr wrote the song with his longtime collaborator Gary Burr. The song is an upbeat, three-and-a-half minute organ-driven number, where Starr sings about the fluttery feelings of new love.

Related Articles  Source: Wall Street Journal
Odds are 500-1 that next royal baby will be named Ringo

As Duchess Kate Middleton approaches her delivery date for the second royal baby, bettors are furiously placing wagers on what they will name the newest member of the British Royal Family. And if your guess is "Ringo," well, you could win a lot of money, if you're right, as British bookies are giving 500-1 odds that would happen.

Source: The Inquisitr
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Audio: Ringo Starr debuts new song from Postcards album

Today, Billboard exclusively premiered a track from Ringo Starr's 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, which hits on March 31. This new song pays tribute to the Memphis sound. "Postcards From Paradise is me doing what I do. It's part of my being. I play. We make records. We do the best we can," Starr told Billboard.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ringo Starr's Photograph book to receive a full release

In 2013, Ringo Starr put out a limited edition book combining photos from his archives along with writings about his life. It was originally conceived as a limited edition book of only 2,500 copies. Now, Ringo Starr has announced announced the "Open Edition," an affordable printing of his book to be released this September.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Paul McCartney to induct Ringo Star into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It was announced today that Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr, who's entering the Hall this year as a solo artist, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on April 18 in Cleveland. Presenters also announced today also include Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Ringo Starr announces fall North American tour with All Starr Band

After wrapping up a series of U.S. tour dates this past Sunday in Las Vegas, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band now have announced a new North American leg that's scheduled for the fall. The trek will get under way with an October 1 concert in San Francisco and is mapped out through an October 31 show in Brooklyn, NY.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Monday, March 16, 2015
Ringo Starr among lineup for 2015 Sonoma Music Festival

Headliners for the 2015 Sonoma Music Festival in Sonoma, CA, in October have been announced, including Chicago and America on October 2, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Pablo Cruise, and the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Gregg Allman, the Edgar Winter Band and Tommy Castro on October 4.

Source: The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Friday, March 13, 2015
Ringo cancels second concert date due to illness

After announcing the postponing of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band at the Masonic theater in San Francisco tonight, it has now also been released that the concert Thursday at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez has also been postponed due to an unspecified illness. No new date has yet been released for the Santa Ynez show.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Ringo Starr postpones tonight's show in San Francisco

Ringo Starr has postponed his San Francisco show tonight due to illness. Ringo and His All Star Band are now set to perform on Oct. 1 at The Masonic in San Francisco. Tickets for the old date (March 13) will be honored at the rescheduled show. Also, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Source: Contra Costa Times
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Review: Ringo Starr's Right Side of the Road from new album

Ringo Starr's aw-shucks persona, all peace-and-love, peace-and-love, often obscures his very real talents as a drummer. Then you hear a song like "Right Side of the Road," co-written with old All-Starr Band-mate Richard Marx and advancing Ringo Starr's forthcoming album Postcards from Paradise.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Audio: Three songs from Ringo's Postcards From Paradise

Ringo Starr is preparing to release his new studio album, Postcards from Paradise, on March 31. This week, three songs from the album surfaced online. After releasing the first track, the title track Postcards from Paradise, last week, now online are the new tracks Right Side of the Road and Not Looking Back.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ringo Starr rocks the Yucatan

Last Sunday, Ringo Starr appeared at the Coliseo Yucatan and the audience went absolutely crazy. "Gracias amigos" were his first words in Spanish after taking his place behind the drums, when he played Yellow Submarine some of the attendees showed yellow balloons while chanting, clapping and raising their hands in the air.

Source: The Yucatan Times
Monday, March 9, 2015
Exclusive Preview: Ringo's Postcards From Paradise album

Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," due for release March 31, is a very pleasant and enjoyable fellow traveler with his two previous efforts, consisting largely of midtempo rockers that lyrically offer 12-step-worthy tidbits of Ringo's upbeat philosophy on life, and features some top-notch playing by Ringo and his friends.

Related Articles  Source: Beatlefan Blog
Friday, March 6, 2015
Review: Ringo's charming Postcards From Paradise

A winning combination of whimsy and memory, "Postcards From Paradise," a charming moment of reverie from Ringo Starr's forthcoming 18th solo album, weaves familiar titles and lines from Beatles songs into every verse, some of them perfectly placed, others impishly offbeat, all behind a lithe, endlessly approachable groove.

Related Articles  Source: Something Else Reviews
Ringo Starr pays loving tribute to filmmaker Albert Maysles

Ringo Starr has issued a statement reacting to the death of Albert Maysles. In his statement Ringo said, "Albert Maysles was a beautiful human being. The many times I hung out with him it was always a pleasure. He was a pioneer of his time, even for a short man. He will be missed. God bless him. Peace & Love, Ringo"

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Video: Ringo Starr debuts first song from new album

Ringo Starr will release his 18th studio release, Postcards From Paradise, on March 31. The album contains 11 original tracks, and is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band. The video for the very "Beatley" title track is now available online exclusively on the Yahoo! Music site.

Related Articles  Source: Yahoo! Music
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Ringo's Rock Hall induction to air May 30 on HBO

We already knew that the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, including the induction of Ringo Starr, is scheduled for April 18 in Cleveland, but we now know when and where fans will be able to watch the big event on TV. The show will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Monday, March 2, 2015
Ringo Starr presented with Key to the City of Sarasota

Last Tuesday, moments before taking the stage to perform to a sold out house for the Van Wezel 45th Anniversary Celebration, Ringo Starr was presented the Key to the City of Sarasota, Florida, by City Commissioner Susan Atwell. Ringo graciously accepted, proclaiming "Peace!" and then posing for a photo.

Source: WWSB TV, Sarasota
Ringo admits Paul Is Dead rumors were true... not

Last week, websites reported on an "exclusive Ringo Starr interview" in the Hollywood Inquirer in which Starr admits the 1966 Paul Is Dead conspiracy is true, and quotes him as saying, "When Paul died, we all panicked!" However, the Hollywood Inquirer doesn't actually exist, the story was created by a satirical news website.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Friday, February 27, 2015
Lliverpool City Council challenges move to stop Welsh Streets demolition

A decision to halt the demolition of Liverpool's Welsh Streets area has been challenged by the city council, saying, "The long-suffering residents have now been waiting more than a decade for new homes and we are standing up against this unacceptable political interference." The area includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Related Articles  Source: BBC News
Now on Blu-ray: Ringo Starr in Caveman

Caveman starring Ringo Starr revolves around Atouk (Ringo) falling in love with and pursuing cavewoman Lana, played by Barbara Bach, even though she is the mate of the huge and hunky alpha male Tonda, played by John Matuszak. In real life, Starr and Bach were married ten days after the theatrical release of this film.

Source: PopMatters
Monday, February 23, 2015
New issue of Beatlefan highlights an All Starr

In honor of Ringo Starr's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the newest issue of Beatlefan Magazine has special articles that include a couple of recent fan encounters, including how Ringo is himself a Beatles memorabilia collector. Also a new look at the various bass guitars Paul McCartney has played over the years.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 16, 2015
Photos: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band in Birmingham

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band made a rare appearance Sunday night at the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, Alabama, performing a show that lasted more than two hours and featured a handful of tunes by the Beatles, including Don't Pass Me By, Yellow Submarine and With a Little Help From My Friends.

Source: AL.com
Friday, February 13, 2015
Video: Behind-the-scenes with Ringo Starr for his Skechers campaign

Ringo Starr is the new face of Skechers Relaxed Fit, and they have released a behind-the-scenes preview of the campaign. Starr commented on his unexpected gig as a Skechers footwear model, saying, "I'm still a working musician, I'm still on tour, I love to be relaxed and I'm wearing the shoes because they're comfortable."

Source: Artist Direct
Pictures: Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox 50 years ago today

Fifty years ago today, the media massed outside Caxton Hall registry office in London as Ringo Starr married Liverpool hairdresser Maureen Cox. They met at the Cavern before the band were household names and Maureen was eventually forced to give up her career as jealous Ringo fans had been known to attack her in public.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ringo releases new fan video and new album cover

Out in March, Postcards From Paradise is Ringo Starr's 18th studio release and is the first to feature his current All-Starr band made up of Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Greg Bissonette. Family and friends also feature on the new album which was recorded at Ringo's home studio in LA.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Monday, February 9, 2015
Ringo Starr asking fans for pics for Postcards from Paradise video

Ringo Starr is making a video for the title track of his upcoming album, Postcards from Paradise, and he's seeking a little help from his fans. Ringo has launched a new promotion asking his followers to submit photos of what they consider a depiction of paradise, and some will be chosen to be included in the video.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Ringo's Beatles drum case and George Harrison's Mercedes Benz for sale

A drum case used by Ringo Starr and a Mercedes Benz owned by George Harrison are being offered for sale. Ringo's name is stenciled on the case, and a sticker found inside the drum case features his signature in faded ink. George Harrison owned the 1984 Mercedes Benz 500 SEL with AMG package for 16 years.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Video: Liverpool's Welsh Streets from the air

Amazing video shot using an unmanned aerial drone shows the current state of the Welsh Streets properties in Liverpool. The neighborhood was slated to demolished, but development plans are now on hold again, because of the cultural importance of Ringo Starr's former home in Madryn Street.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, February 6, 2015
Video: Skechers previews Ringo Starr ad campaign

Ringo Starr is taking on a new role as a spokesman for Skechers Relaxed Fit footwear this spring and the company released a behind-the-scenes video with Ringo talking about the new campaign, his upcoming tour and his new album to Beatles Examiner on Feb. 5. The video also includes him showing his skills on the drums.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Ex-producer Mark Hudson still piles praise on Ringo Starr

After collaborating over the years with the likes of Gregg Bissonette and Phil Collins, Grammy-winning Beatles nut Mark Hudson knows drummers, and says Ringo Starr bests them all. "I've worked with every great drummer on the planet," Hudson says, "Ringo Starr is the greatest rock drummer that I've ever heard."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, January 30, 2015
Ringo Starr pays tribute to Rory Storm on new album

Ringo Starr has a song about his first band Rory and the Hurricanes on his next album Postcards From Paradise. Ringo Starr was the drummer in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes from 1960 to 1962 before replacing Pete Best in The Beatles on August 14, 1962. The Hurricanes were one of Liverpool's most popular bands in 1960.

Related Articles  Source: Music News, UK
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Ringo Starr releases date of next solo album Postcards From Paradise

About a month before his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ringo Starr will release his 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, containing 11 original songs. Among them are "Island in the Sun," the first he has written with his All-Starr Band, and songs featuring appearances by a number of his famous friends.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ringo tweets funny Abbey Road parody for snow-bound fans

Even Ringo Starr got into the act making jokes about the blizzard-that-wasn't here on the East Coast. Ringo posted a photo of the legendary Abbey Road album as if the Beatles had to record it in New York during a blizzard, with the tweet, "I love this photo peace and love be safe in New York and the East Coast."

Source: New Jersey 101.5
Friday, January 16, 2015
Local residents unhappy as politician steps in to save Beatles heritage

Plans to transform Liverpool's Welsh Streets area have been blocked by UK government official Eric Pickles. A proposal to knock down 271 terraced houses in Toxteth was recommended after a public inquiry, but the communities secretary said the plans were "short sighted" because the site includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Harry Nilsson played key role on Liverpool 8, 14 years after his death

A sometime musical collaborator/drinking companion of John Lennon and Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson had this crazy knack for musical alchemy. "Harry's Song" lifted Liverpool 8 all by itself. Dedicated to the mad genius who died almost exactly 14 years earlier, the track finds Ringo loosening up in the tradition of his old friend.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, January 12, 2015
Five years ago today, Ringo's Y Not features dark duet with Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr's Y Not, released on January 12, 2010, found its centerpoint with "Walk With You," a duet with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. The track features a darkly mature chorus unlike any he's put out, Paul's vocal works in counterpoint, taking the high road, while Ringo intertwines beside and underneath.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, December 29, 2014
Ringo Starr reveals new album and tour dates in 2015

Ringo Starr has announced he will release a new album and hit the road again next year. He said the LP has been recorded and mixed, and will see release via Universal Records. And during a recent interview, Starr hinted at the upcoming tour, saying he and his band had a number of North American dates scheduled.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Joe Cocker: The Beatles connections

Joe Cocker first came to fame in the UK in 1968 with his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends, and his performance of that song at Woodstock the following summer rocketed him to world fame. The Beatles were not always thrilled by some of the covers of their songs, but that was not the case with Joe.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Friday, December 26, 2014
Video: Jimmy Fallon gets One Direction mixed up with The Beatles

One Direction have often been compared to The Beatles due to their fervent fanbase and global success, but Jimmy Fallon appears to think they sound like the fab four as well, judging by the accent he adopted when he met them. He tried to imitate a British accent, but admitted that he thought he sounded like Ringo Starr.

Source: MTV UK

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