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Monday, December 11, 2017

Ringo Starr albums get vinyl reissues

Two Ringo Starr albums, 1973's Ringo and 1974's Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered for worldwide reissue vinyl. Both albums, remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering, will be released on January 19, 2018. In addition, Ringo's 1999 Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus, has been released on vinyl for the first time ever.

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Monday, December 4, 2017
Paul McCartney's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 auctions for £1.3m

On Friday, an anonymous bidder paid £1,345,500 (about $1,810,750) at auction for a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, once owned by Paul McCartney, who bought it for £3,800 in the summer of 1964. Also, a 1966 Mini Coopers S that was adapted to carry Ringo Starr's drum kit went under the hammer for £102,300 (about $137,675).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Ringo Starr Announces All Starr Band 2018 dates

Ringo Starr announced today a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay. The former Men at Work frontman previously performed with the lineup in 2008. Joining for the first time is 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Video: Ringo Starr plays Yellow Submarine in bed

Each year, children with cancer spend their holidays in bed. To show solidarity and raise funds, the Bedstock online music festival has recruited A-list stars to perform songs from their own beds. This year, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band sung Yellow Submarine while in bed, ending with Ringo wishing everyone Peace and Love.

Source: Radio.com News
Monday, November 27, 2017
People are finally recognizing Ringo Starr as one of rock's great drummers

For decades, he was a figure of fun. But of all the things you might think of Ringo Starr for, wry comic relief, cute off-key singing on Yellow Submarine, his ability to get along with everyone in a group that eventually disintegrated, you might not think of him as a drummer, the same way you'd think of Keith Moon or Charlie Watts as a drummer.

Source: LA Weekly
Monday, November 20, 2017
Fans hope Ringo Starr gives some more love to Israel

Since 1989, Starr has toured with different variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. There is now a rumor that Ringo is in advanced negotiations to perform in Israel next year. The news about a possible late spring performance by Ringo was reported by the Israel Hayom daily, and couldn't be confirmed with any local promoters.

Source: The Times of Israel
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Video: Radiohead's Phil Selway joins Ringo Starr for Beatles classic

Radiohead drummer Phil Selway joined Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band for a performance of the Beatles' classic With a Little Help From My Friends at the Beacon Theater in New York City Wednesday. Selway struck a characteristically stoic pose behind the kit, his steady playing style a sharp contrast to the flash of Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Baby you can drive Paul's Aston and Ringo's Mini

If you love the Beatles as much as you love cars, your opportunity to secure your dream ride is coming up in just a couple of weeks. Consigned to Bonhams' auction in London on December 2 are two cars owned by famous members of the Fab Four: an Aston Martin once owned by Paul McCartney, and a Mini Cooper that was Ringo Starr's.

Source: Carscoops
Friday, November 10, 2017

The Point
Harry Nilsson's overlooked masterpiece

One day I came across the movie, "The Point." My mother said, "Oh, you'd love this! It's about a boy who gets bullied because he's the only person without a pointed head." As a child with undiagnosed autism who was bullied relentlessly, I had self-esteem issues, so my mom thought it would help me out. Plus Ringo Starr narrated it, and that was a bonus.

Source: Splice Today
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Video: Ringo Starr invites fans to be part of his next video

Ringo says he's celebrating people who Give More Love every day, and is inviting fans to share photos or short video depicting peace, love, and kindness using the hashtag #GiveMoreLoveContest. Ringo has announced he will choose his favorite photos and videos to be featured in the upcoming fan video for Give More Love.

More Information  Source: Ringo Starr Facebook page
Ringo Starr tweets Fort Lauderdale beach photo

There's a Beatle in Broward, and he's near the beach. A photo posted by Ringo Starr's official Twitter account Tuesday morning announced the legendary drummer's arrival in Fort Lauderdale, for two concerts this week. Ringo tweeted along with the photo, "Welcome to Florida Fort Lauderdale tonight. Peace and love."

Source: Sun Sentinel, Miami
Monday, November 6, 2017
Video: Michael Stipe covers Ringo Starr

Michael Stipe covered Ringo Starr and others on Sunday during a brief live set as part of Pathway to Paris' climate change benefit concert at New York City's Carnegie Hall. Stipe teased Starr's 1971 hit It Don't Come Easy before interrupting himself and switching to the former Beatle's 1973 classic, Photograph.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band have a Halloween party at Austin concert

In Austin last night, Ringo Starr and his six-piece backing band charged onstage just past 8 p.m. sporting all manner of goofy masks, a skeleton-cranium helmet and, in drummer's Gregg Bissonette's case, a gorilla suit. "That's enough of that!" Ringo declared, tossing aside his cartoon-animal mask after the first song.

Related Articles  Source: Austin 360
Monday, October 30, 2017
Re-examining the underrated Ringo Starr

Many musicians say Ringo Starr is a great musician, but he's often treated as a second-class Starr. Sure, musicologists and Beatles superfans might appreciate exactly what he did, but too often the drummer for the most influential rock band of all time is regarded as a fortunate goofball lucky to be keeping the beat for such a group.

Source: Houston Chronicle
Friday, October 27, 2017
Paul McCartney's sweater, Ringo Starr's suit pants up for auction

A short-sleeve knit sweater worn by Paul McCartney, a suit jacket worn by George Harrison and a pair of suit pants worn by Ringo Starr are up for sale through Heritage Auctions, which bills itself as "the world's largest collectibles auctioneer." The Beatles memorabilia is part of a large auction of classic rock and film-related items.

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, October 23, 2017
VIP meet-up with Ringo Starr to be auctioned for children's music education

Musack, an organization that helps underprivileged kids by providing instruments and support for music education, has launched a new auction for a meet-up and VIP ticket package to one of Ringo Starr's tour stops this fall. Proceeds from the auction will go directly to purchasing guitars for Musack's programs.

Source: Relix
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Georgia gallery hosts Ringo art show to coincide with upcoming concert

An opportunity to meet a music icon is coming soon to the Ann Jackson Gallery in downtown Roswell, Georgia. Beginning on Nov. 8 and running through Nov. 11, the gallery will host "The Ringo Starr Fine Art Show." Ringo will take a photo backstage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta with fans who purchase select pieces of his signed art work.

Related Articles  Source: North Fulton Neighbor, GA
Monday, October 16, 2017
Listen: Ringo Starr talks new album, reuniting with Paul McCartney

In a new radio interview, Ringo Starr talks about his latest album, and why Paul McCartney is still the most melodic bass player in the industry. About the song Show Me The Way, Ringo said, "You know, one part of that track he plays just four straight notes, and they are so moving. Anyway, I love the man, what more do you want me to say?"

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Video: Ringo Starr begins 2017 tour of his All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr kicked off the 2017 edition of his All Starr Band with the first two of eight performances at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas last Friday and Saturday. The current lineup of All Starrs first came together in 2012 and is the band's longest-running. Ringo performed songs that he sang lead for The Beatles as well as many solo hits.

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Friday, October 13, 2017
Tommy Live now available on DVD and Blu-ray

Tommy is considered one of the greatest concept albums of all time, but it has taken nearly 50 years for the Who to perform the double album live in its entirety. Tommy Live At The Royal Albert Hall comes to DVD, Blu-ray, 2 CD and 3 LP packages today. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are joined by Zak Starkey on drums.

Source: The Music Universe
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Iconic Marylebone Town Hall now open for bookings

The diary is now open for bookings at one of London's most recognisable civil wedding venues, The Old Marylebone Town Hall, a celebrity favorite for weddings including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Reopening in January 2018, the Town Hall will offer intimate ceremonies for four people to larger weddings for up to 100 guests.

Source: London Loves Business
Friday, October 6, 2017
Ringo Starr dedicating first All Starr Band show to Las Vegas victims

With Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band set to launch a new U.S. tour next week with a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Starr has dedicated the group's first Vegas show, which takes place October 13, to the shooting victims, and also will make a donation to them from his Lotus Foundation charity.

Events Calendar  Related Articles  Source: WFJA 105.5 FM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Concert for John Lennon's 77th birthday this Saturday in Geneva, NY

Had he lived, John Lennon would have turned 77 this Monday, October 9, and in honor of the late Beatles legend's birthday, a special concert featuring a variety of musicians will be held on Saturday, October 7, in Geneva, New York. Performances include Lennon session guitarist Earl Slick and one-time Ringo Starr producer Mark Hudson.

Source: WJBD FM, Salem, IL
Friday, September 22, 2017
In defence of Ringo Starr: Masterful drummer and Beatles' unsung genius

The public's perception of Ringo Starr, a non-musician who got lucky, a journeyman alongside three musical geniuses, is total nonsense. Ringo, whose new album Give More Love has just come out, wasn't just the funniest Beatle, and he wasn't just the best drummer in the Beatles. He was the best drummer for the Beatles.

Source: The Guardian, UK
Friday, September 15, 2017
New Ringo Starr album out now

Out today is Give More Love, the 19th solo album by Ringo Starr. The 10-track album features a wealth of guest co-writers and players, including Paul McCartney and brother-in-law Joe Walsh, as well as appearances by friends and All-Starr Band alumni such as Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and others.

Related Articles  Source: WROR, Boston
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ringo Starr supports Brexit, but don't tell Bob Geldof

The Beatles drummer appeared on BBC's Newsnight yesterday to encourage the powers that be to "get on with it". "The people voted," he said, but he explained, not all rockstars feel the same way as him, adding, "Don't tell Bob Geldof." Paul McCartney has stated he was against Brexit, neither voted as they were out of the country at the time.

Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Philadelphia art dealer brings Beatles artwork together at exhibit

Philadelphia art dealer Neal Glaser first worked with Ringo Starr, exhibiting his work around the country and at shows with his All-Starr Band. He also is the distributor of fine art lithographs signed by Paul McCartney, the proceeds of which go to charities. His latest exhibit brings together the art of Paul, Ringo and George Harrison.

Source: Connecticut Post
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Listen: Ringo releases single from his new album

Exclusive to RingoStarr.com, ahead of its worldwide release tomorrow, fans can listen today to "Standing Still," Ringo's newest single from "Give More Love", on the RingoStarr.com website. The single will be available worldwide beginning tomorrow. Give More Love here wil be available everywhere on September 15th.

Source: RingoStarr.com
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ringo Starr keeps pushing forward with new music

"I decided at the end of November last year that I'm taking 2017 off," says Ringo Starr in a new interview. "On the 12th of January, I said 'Yes' to the October tour, so that didn't last long," he said with a hearty laugh. "I only ever wanted to play, that was my aim from 13. I'm sitting here, at 77, still talking about it. And I'm still playing."

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ringo Starr shares his wish list for next reissues

On what's next for Beatles reissues, Ringo Starr says, "I'd like to do the White Album, I think Giles should redo that. I don't know why not. And Abbey Road. But I love the White Album [because] we were back being a band, even though emotionally it was a bit weird between us for a while, and I left the band and came back."

Source: Los Angeles Times
Monday, August 28, 2017
Ringo Starr's modified boots sell for £6,900

A pair of Beatle boots worn by Ringo Starr on stage in 1963 have sold for £6,900 (about $8,900) at auction in Liverpool. Unlike the leather boots worn by the rest of the Fab Four, the drummer had suede versions of the distinctive pointed-toe footwear with a lower heel. This was so he could use the pedals of his drum kit while performing.

Source: BBC News, UK
Newspaper's epic error had Ringo Starr playing for the Green Bay Packers

A Milwaukee newspaper made one of those blunders that made the correction more enduring than the original story. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel printed in a story on Friday on Jerry Kramer being nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame incorrectly and named Ringo Starr as a center for the Packers. They meant to say Jim Ringo.

Source: Wisconsin Patch
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Revamped homes in Welsh Streets snapped up in 24 hours Warning: Page opens with sound

Merseysiders have been rushing to rent homes in the Welsh Streets , with a first phase of 24 properties going in a day. Houses in the Welsh Streets were empty for more than a decade during a long row about whether they should be demolished. The controversy went global as one of the streets, Madryn Street, includes Ringo Starr's birthplace.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Ringo's black suede boots to go under the hammer

Ringo Starr's stage boots are among the items going under the hammer at the annual auction of Beatles memorabilia organised by The Beatles Shop in Liverpool. The size 7 black suede boots, used by Ringo on stage in 1963, are estimated to fetch between £4,000 and £5,000 (about $6,400), are worn but in good condition.

Source: ITV, UK

Listen: Ringo Starr shares country song from upcoming album

Ringo Starr's has shared a new song from his upcoming LP, the country-sounding track "So Wrong For So Long." The song was co-written with Dave Stewart, who performs the song with him. Starr says it was the first song written for the album when he and Dave Stewart had planned to make it a country LP. The new album is due out Sept. 15.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Ringo Starr talks new LP, future deluxe Beatles albums

In a new interview, Ringo Starr talks about working on his new upcoming LP, working with his friends including Paul McCartney, and his involvement with the remastering of Sgt. Pepper. Asked about releasing deluxe editions of the other Beatles albums, Ringo said, "I hope they do the White Album and Abbey Road."

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson pay tribute to Glen Campbell

Musicians and singers and many other stars paid tribute today to Glen Campbell, who died yesterday following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Ringo Starr called him "the real rhinestone cowboy." Brian Wilson tweeted, "I'm very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, August 7, 2017

Peter Asher
Peter Asher Q&A: Producing Linda Ronstadt and more

In this interview, legendary British-born producer and performer Peter Asher, Beatles pal and half of the duo Peter and Gordon, talks about the vital role he played in the creation of Linda Ronstadt's recordings and his management of the singer, as well as some of his other production clients, including working with Cher, Diana Ross and Ringo Starr.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Longtime Ringo Starr engineer talks new album

Bruce Sugar, Ringo Starr's longtime recording engineer, is very enthusiastic about Ringo's forthcoming album, Give More Love, which will be released Sept. 15. "We're real happy with it. Everyone who's heard it can't wait till it's put out there in the universe." Sugar also said the songs that McCartney played on were challenging.

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Concert For Bangladesh: Looking back

On August 1, 1971, George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh took place at New York's Madison Square Garden. Not only was it Harrison's first major live appearance since the Beatles quit touring five years earlier, it would go down as one of the greatest evenings of classic rock in history, with appearances by Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.

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Another magical mystery drum: Ringo's golden snare

On September 5, 1964, the Ludwig Drum Company presented Ringo Starr with a Super–Sensitive snare, plated in gold. Pictures were taken the moment he received it, and then the gilded drum disappeared. Ringo's golden snare failed to reappear in a single photo, recording session notebook, or snippet of concert footage.

Source: Reverb
Friday, July 28, 2017

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh on working with brother-in-law Ringo Starr

Since they're brothers-in-law, it doesn't take much to find Ringo and Joe Walsh working on each other's projects. They have a long history playing together, Walsh was in the original All-Starr Band in 1989, and it continues on Starr's new album with Walsh playing on two tracks, including the just-released rocker that also features Paul McCartney.

Related Articles  Source: WROR, Boston

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