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Thursday, June 30, 2016
More celebrities joining in for Ringo Starr's L.A. birthday celebration

More famous names were revealed to be taking part in this year's "peace and love" birthday salute to Ringo Starr July 7 at the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles. Dave Stewart with Jon Stevens, Alberta Cross, and Vandaveer will perform Ringo hits, veteran drummer Jim Keltner and ​Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh will also appear.

Source: Beatles Examiner
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Monday, June 27, 2016
Fan waits 30 years to get Ringo Starr's autograph on LP, doubling its value

Beatles fan Paul Minett, who got John, Paul and George to autograph his Sgt. Pepper album outside their Abbey Road recording studio in 1967, has more than doubled its value after waiting 30 years to add Ringo's name to it. Originally priced at 15,000, the album has now been valued by auctioneers at a whopping 40,000.

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, June 24, 2016
Join Ringo Starr in Hollywood for his 76th birthday celebration

Ringo Starr has officially announced that he will be appearing in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 7 to celebrate his 76th birthday with a little help from his friends... Ringo 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.

Source: The Examiner
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ringo says this All Starr Band lineup is a keeper

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band is no longer Ringo being backed by a revolving cast of well-known musicians. Instead it's a real band that Starr says he hopes to keep together indefinitely. "The band is good," Starr said at a news conference. "We're getting longevity as a band now. It's so far out. I've no plans to change it."

Source: Detroit Free Press
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Peace and Love and more: A conversation with Ringo Starr

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about his message of "Peace and Love," his advice for new artists trying to find their way now, how The All-Starrs have evolved as a unit, personally and musically, and how his last album, Postcards From Paradise, is blurring the line between his solo albums and his All-Starr Band.

Source: Huffington Post
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Pictures: Ringo Starr rocks Staten Island with All-Starr band

Rock legend Ringo Starr took the stage with his "All-Starr Band" Wednesday night at the historic St. George Theatre on Staten Island. He danced, sang and pounded his way through some Beatles classics, Yellow Submarine" was a singalong standout, the group also played some of the All-Starr members' original songs.

Related Articles  Source: Staten Island Live

James McCartney
James McCartney to perform in Fort Wayne next week

Next week almost looks like a mini Beatles family reunion as Paul's son James McCartney takes to the stage for a performance in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Thursday night at 8 p.m., just two days after Ringo Starr's first appearance in Fort Wayne at Foellinger Theatre. James is touring the country to promote his second album called "The Blackberry Train."

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band rock to a sold-out Pennsylvania crowd

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band brought a night of classic rock 'n' roll to the sold-out F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA., Tuesday evening. As soon as the lights dimmed, the entire crowd jumped to their feet. It is clear Starr is no longer performing for the fame or fortune, but for the love of music.

Related Articles  Source: The Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre
Photos: Ringo Starr and All-Starr Band on the 2016 summer tour

Ringo took the stage at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey last week dressed in black jeans, black sneakers a black tee shirt with red stars on the top and a jacket of black with silver stars on it. At the end of the show, Ringo ran back on stage to do his jumping jacks and tossed out a black shirt to the audience.

Related Articles  Source: The Examiner
Monday, June 13, 2016
Amid tragedy, Ringo Starr wants to spread more peace, love

Ringo Starr, who spreads a message of peace and love every year on his birthday in July, said he wants that message to hit home even harder this year in the wake of Sunday's Orlando shooting. Starr said in an interview Monday that he doesn't understand the attack that left 49 victims dead and more than 50 hurt.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Ringo Starr remembers George Martin, teases new music

On June 3rd, Ringo Starr launched a month-long summer tour across North America with his All-Starr Band. When he's not bringing music to the masses, he can usually be found in his home studio in Los Angeles, working on a new album with a little help from his rock-star friends. He said, "I play because this is what I do."

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Ringo Starr brings peace, love and hits to New Jersey

Last night Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band hit the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, and thrilled the audience for nearly two hours. On his own songs, he'd often play the frontman, away from his drums. As much fun as that is, there's still a magic to seeing him behind the kit, where he spent much of the show.

Related Articles  Source: K-EARTH 101, Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ringo Starr on the time Muhammad Ali picked him up

On Sunday, as the world mourned the death of Muhammad Ali at age 74, Ringo Starr shared his memories of the day in 1964 when he stepped into the ring with the soon-to-be champ. The photos taken in Miami that day all look so perfectly choreographed, like a lost scene out of A Hard Day's Night, though Starr insists that they weren't staged in advance.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, June 6, 2016
Ringo Starr responds to Lou Reed calling the Beatles garbage

In a 1987 interview, the late Lou Reed said, "I never liked The Beatles. I thought they were garbage." In a new interview, Ringo said, "Everybody has their choice. That's OK. Everyone didn't like us, you know? Some of them couldn't understand it. Some of them thought we were worthless. But thank God the majority didn't think like that."

Source: Syracuse.com

Muhammad Ali
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr issued statements on Saturday on the death of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who passed on Friday at the age of 74 in Phoenix. Paul McCartney wrote, "I loved that man...He was a beautiful, gentle man with a great sense of humor." Ringo said on Twitter, "God bless Muhammad Ali. Peace and love to all his family."

Related Articles  More: Paul's Offical Website  Source: Beatles Examiner
Friday, June 3, 2016
Ringo Starr is working on a new album for 2017

For over twenty-five years, Ringo has failed to produce an album with his All-Starr band. The drummer is currently working on eight new songs, two of which were co-written with his current All-Starr Band guitarist, Steve Lukather. A third track features Dave Stewart, and additional tracks will feature other All-Starr Band regulars.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, June 2, 2016
A chance to meet Ringo Starr

A handful of fans will have a rare chance to meet Ringo Starr and help his charity The Lotus Foundation at the same time. Go to RingoStarrArt.com today. Check out Ringo's art, which is personally autographed by Ringo, and click on the starburst for the Ringo Meet and Greet at The DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Source: The Examiner
When Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band rocked Syracuse in 2000

When Ringo Starr takes the stage at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse tomorrow, it will not be the former Beatle's first appearance in the area. On June 10, 2000, Starr performed at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, with his All-Starr Band. The estimated crowd of 2,400 fans saw Ringo Starr play his hits and Beatles favorites.

Source: New York Upstate.com
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ringo Starr makes cameo in new Popstar movie

The new film, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" features cameos by big-name pop stars, including Ringo Starr. Adam Samberg said, "Some we did through reps, some people like Ringo Starr... we don't have Ringo on speed dial." Also in cameos are Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and a few reporters were asked not to reveal.

Source: Showbiz 411

Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren set to rejoin Ringo's All Starr Band this week

Todd Rundgren wrapped up his current solo tour with concerts over the Memorial Day weekend in New Haven. He will now switch his attention to Ringo Starr's All Starr Band, which launches its own US concert tour this Friday, June 3, in Syracuse, New York. Rundgren said that he isn't sure if Ringo will ask the All Starrs to collaborate on Ringo's next album.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Monday, May 23, 2016
Video: Ringo Starr surprises fans at Joe Walsh concert on Friday

At Joe Walsh's concert at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca., on Friday, his brother-in-law Ringo Starr came out to join him for the first encore, which was "Rocky Mountain Way." Starr's wife, Barbara Bach, is the sister of Walsh's wife, Marjorie. "That don't happen every day," Walsh dryly said upon the song's conclusion.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Ringo Starr sues Indonesian firm over 'Ringgo Star' brand

Ringo Starr was not amused when he learned that Indonesian company Asia Global Media registered a brand name that is very similar to his own name. Starr filed a lawsuit at the Commercial Court in Central Jakarta in February, 2016, over the use of the "Ringgo Star" brand. The case is scheduled to be heard later this week.

Source: Indonesia Investments
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Denny Laine exhibit includes Paul and Linda McCartney and Ringo art

For the first time, Denny Laine, guitarist and singer for Wings, exhibited his own work at an art show last Friday in Tinley Park, in the suburbs south of Chicago. Aside from his works, the show featured 12 paintings by Paul McCartney, eight signed photographs from Linda McCartney and a handful of paintings from Ringo Starr.

Source: Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh to perform in Lancaster, PA

Joe Walsh, guitarist of the California country rock band the Eagles, will perform at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on July 31. Aside from his work with the Eagles, Walsh has performed in James Gang, Barnstorm, the Party Boys and Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band. Tickets for "An Evening With Joe Walsh" go on sale May 28.

Source: Lancaster Online
Friday, May 13, 2016
Ringo drum kit to be sold in upcoming Music Icons auction

Julien's Auctions has announced a massive sale of music-related memorabilia to take place May 16 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. Among the items in the sale is the Ringo Starr drum kit that was used in a 2000 Super Bowl commercial, and is accompanied by a signed drum head and a pair of signed Ringo Starr drum sticks.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Barbara Bach
Pictures: Barbara Bach shopping at Stella McCartney's boutique

One of the biggest pin-ups of the 70s, Ringo Starr's wife Barbara Bach cut a youthful figure when out shopping in London on Monday. The one-time Bond girl, now 68, proved the years have been no match for her as she enjoyed some retail therapy and indulged in a spot of shopping at Stella McCartney's swish boutique in Knightsbridge.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, May 9, 2016
Ringo Starr adds second concert date in Nashville

The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, has added a second date to Ringo Starr's performance in June. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band had already announced a show Sunday, June 19. The Ryman announced a second show on Saturday, June 18. Tickets for the Saturday show will go on sale Friday at noon.

Source: WKRN TV, Nashville
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Young actor who played Ringo in TV movie mysteriously dies aged just 38

Kristian Ealey, known for acting in two British soap operas set in Liverpool, has passed away at age 38. Kristian also played Ringo Starr in the TV film In His Life: The John Lennon Story. He was also a keen musician and was a member of Liverpool based band Tramp Attack. The exact cause of Kris' death is unknown.

Source: The Daily Star, UK
Monday, May 2, 2016
Remo Belli, pioneer of synthetic drumheads, dead at 88

Remo Belli, a musician who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound and then saw it become standard on kits across genres, has died in California. A 20-inch Remo drumhead was seen on Ringo Starr's Ludwig kit when the Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Source: Billboard
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach 35 years ago today

They met when Ringo Starr was well past the height of fame, and then struggled through years of dependency. But Barbara Bach's unlikely pairing with the former Beatles star endures to this day, despite their early struggles. They were married in a civil ceremony, rather than a splashy gala, on April 27, 1981, in London.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Ringo Starr went to primetime variety special hell 38 years ago today

Ringo Starr appeared in a celebrity-laden primetime special on NBC called Ringo on April 26, 1978, playing himself and fictional half-brother "Ognir Rrats." The show, including a special appearance by George Harrison, was a campy, corny, indifferently acted embarrassment which finished near the bottom of the ratings that week.

Source: A.V. Club
Monday, April 25, 2016
Who's older than who? Surprising photo of Ringo and Jason together

Ringo Starr was photographed with son Jason Starkey out shopping in Chelsea together this week, but his dad once again cut a sharp figure, making it hard to believe he's 75. The 48-year-old Jason does not seem to have benefited from the same age-defying gifts as his Beatle father, who has still managed to stave off the greys.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Friday, April 22, 2016
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Sean Lennon mourn Prince

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and members of the Beatles family reacted today to the shocking news of the death of Prince. On Twitter, Paul recalled his personal friendship with the singer, Ringo also tweeted out some personal thoughts. But the person who appeared to be taking his death the hardest was Sean Ono Lennon.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr donating signed items to charity auction

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton are among the major pop and rock stars who have contributed signed and/or worn neck ties and other fashion accessories to an online auction to benefit a U.K. charity that raises awareness about cancers that specifically affect men. The auction runs through this Sunday on eBay.co.uk.

Source: WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies
Monday, April 18, 2016
Ringo one of the top charitable celebrities in the UK

According the BBC today, Ringo Starr is one of the most generous celebrities in the UK. Starr raised more than 6m through an auction of Beatles memorabilia earlier this year. Elton John topped the list, having given away nearly 27m to charity in the last year, much of that given to his foundations in the US and UK.

Source: BBC News, UK
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Ringo Starr cancels gig over transgender law

Ringo Starr has cancelled an upcoming performance in North Carolina over the state's controversial transgender bathroom law. Starr is the latest entertainer, following Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams, to cancel a US gig over the controversial state legislation. "We need to take a stand against this hatred," Starr said.

Source: Sky News
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Video: Sir Ben Kingsley says two Beatles urged him to be a rock star

The Talk on CBS TV, Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley revealed how John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles encouraged him to be a pop star in his early career. It seems the producer of a show he was in was Brian Epstein, who introduced him to Lennon and Starr on opening night, and music publisher Dick James.

Source: Broadway World
Ringo Starr leads tributes to country musician Merle Haggard

Tributes are being paid to country music legend Merle Haggard after the musician passed away at the age of 79. Ringo Starr, who recorded a country and western-influenced album Beaucoups of Blues, added to the celeb tributes, writing, "God bless Merle Haggard peace and love to all his family. Merle was a hero of mine peace and love".

Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Charlie Daniels to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Association announced today that the legendary Charlie Daniels will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. Best known for his platinum-selling single The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Daniels also supported Ringo Starr on his country album Beaucoups of Blues.

Source: CNS News
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Ringo's place sold to fan who owns other former Beatles addresses

The childhood home of Ringo Starr sold today to Beatles fan Jackie Holmes, who already owns John Lennon's mum's former home, George Harrison's former Speke childhood home, and the home Cynthia Lennon once lived in. She plans to rent out Ringo's place to someone who loves the Fab Four almost as much as her.

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Ringo Starr's childhood home sells for way more than expected

The old Liverpool home of Ringo Starr has smashed its asking price at auction, selling for 70,000 (about $99,000). The modest Victorian mid-terrace is where the Beatle moved with his mother Elsie Starkey when he was just three years old. Proceeds from the sale will be ploughed back into housing in the local area.

Related Articles  Source: The Irish Examiner
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Pictures: Ringo Starr's childhood home up for auction

The childhood home of Ringo Starr is up for auction. Ringo lived at 10 Admiral Grove until he was 21, and the two-bed Victorian terrace property was a regular haunt for the Fab Four in their younger days. The property still attracts fans daily as it is part of the official Beatles Tour. The house has a guide price of 55,000 (about $77,600).

Related Articles  Source: ITV, UK

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