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Latest news as of Saturday, December 10, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Guitarist Greg Lake of the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer has died. Lake was a founding member of King Crimson before he met Keith Emerson and eventually drummer Carl Palmer to form Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Gregg also toured with Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band. His death was announced on his website.

Source: WSB TV
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
UK pirate radio DJ legend pens autobiography

The autobiography of DJ Tony Prince will be released tomorrow. It tells Prince's story from both sides of the Iron Curtain, as a DJ on Radio Caroline followed by his involvement at Radio Luxembourg after the Russian invasion. In the book he tells of his meeting Elvis Presley and singing with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Source: Oldham Chronicle, UK
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Concert Review: Ringo Starr in Thousand Oaks

Everyone should see a Beatle once in their life. On Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavli Theatre, the group thrilled an enthusiastic capacity crowd of aging baby boomers and younger fans eager to see a Beatle in the flesh. At 76, Starr is far more spry and youthful-looking than his much younger band mates.

Source: The Acorn, Agoura Hills, CA
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Ringo Starr donates pair of glasses to charity event

Ringo Starr has announced on his official website that he has donated a pair of his glasses to Sight Savers #SpecsAppeal to help people with blindness and disability. Bidding starts on eBay this Friday and runs for 10 days. Other celebs who have donated glasses include Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, Kate Moss, will.i.am and Meryl Streep.

Source: RingoStarr.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Pictures show work finally underway on Liverpool's Welsh Streets Warning: Page opens with sound

Images in the Liverpool Echo show how the refurbishment of the Welsh Streets is taking shape as work finally gets underway on the site. The work comes after a decision by former communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject council bosses' previous plans to demolish the properties, which include the childhood home of Ringo Starr.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, November 18, 2016
DVD Bonus Clip: Paul and Ringo recall standing up to George Martin

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recall a pivotal moment in Beatles history when the group insisted upon writing and recording their own songs instead of the song "How Do You Do It" that George Martin suggested, in a bonus clip from the deluxe edition of Ron Howard's documentary, Eight Days a Week The Touring Years.

More: Video  Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Video: Ringo Starr on his first Ludwig drum kit

Ringo Starr is synonymous with the drum brand Ludwig, and hearing him recount his first Ludwig is equal parts heartwarming and funny. Starr told the story to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the video now streaming on the internet, and talks about how as a young kid from Liverpool, he loved anything American.

Source: KKLZ FM, Las Vegas
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr does his legacy proud in Arizona

At the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Tuesday, the Ringo charm that made him stand out from the other Beatles even in the early '60s was in full effect. He clearly hung onto the spotlight for more songs on the rotating stage than he ever could have managed in the course of an actual Beatles performance.

Source: The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Bay City Rollers on their encounters with The Beatles Warning: Page opens with sound

In a new interview, Woody of The Bay City Rollers said, "One time in Los Angeles we were driving into the Beverly Hills Hotel the wrong way. "He [Ringo Starr] just looked and shook his head and said, 'Those Roller boys' before making a face. He knew what we were going through. He was a bit older and had been through all that."

Source: The Express, UK
Friday, November 11, 2016
Ringo Starr entertains the idea of a run on Las Vegas Strip

Ringo Starr has talked of the rock show he could host on the Strip. He says he has the title at the ready, and he already lives in the neighborhood. But such a show would need a band, and an extended gig for the All-Starrs would be a problem, because of the logistics of getting all the All-Starrs to be available at the same time.

Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hear Zak Starkey team up with Eddie Vedder for a Bob Marley cover

Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, is an accomplished musician in his own right, he's played for the Who, Oasis and Johnny Marr. Now he and Sssh Liguz set to drop a star-studded version of the Bob Marley classic "Get Up Stand Up" featuring members of the Sex Pistols, Marilyn Manson, Amy Winehouse's band and more.

Source: Exclaim, Canada
Monday, November 7, 2016
10 reasons Ringo Starr was the most important Beatle

If you want to learn how much someone doesn't know about music, ask them about the importance of Ringo Starr to the Beatles. If they cast Ringo as the bit player in the Beatles, you know they're missing the big picture and only assessing the vocal and songwriting prowess of the other three against Don't Pass Me By and Octopus's Garden.

Source: Phoenix New Times
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono join stars in refugee aid video

Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Brian Wilson, Sting, Iggy Pop and more than 175 other rock legends have united to declare "We Are Not Afraid" in a video promoting the titular global campaign, to raise funds for the refugee crisis and victims of religious and political violence.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Blindman: The story behind a drunk Beatle's Spaghetti Western

After the Beatles, Ringo Starr acted in Candy, The Magic Christian, and with Frank Zappa in 200 Motels, but he yearned to expand his range beyond comedic parts. Which is how, four months later, he found himself playing a cowboy in Blindman, a Spaghetti Western directed by Ferdinando Baldi, which will be released on DVD on Friday.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band to perform in Korea

Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band will play in Seoul as part of his world tour on Saturday at Korea's largest concert venue, Jamsil Stadium in southeastern Seoul. It is Ringo's first event ever in the country in his 54-year career. Starr is the second Beatle to come to Korea, after Paul McCartney played there last year.

Source: The Korea Times
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Former Cavern Club cleaner rescues Ringo Starr painting worth 5,000

A former Cavern Club cleaner from Southport, England, rescued a painting of Ringo Starr worth an estimated 5,000 (about $6,000) when the club closed down in 1973. The portrait of Ringo, which hung on the wall of the Cavern Club before its closure was hidden away in a drawer at Hal's home in Ainsdale for more than three decades.

Source: Southport Visiter, UK
Monday, October 24, 2016
Ringo Starr rocks Segerstrom Center in California's Orange County

At Segerstrom Center last Thursday, Ringo Starr treated the crowd of thousands, mostly boomers, as if personal friends visiting him at an intimate nightclub, pointing at various individuals and speaking directly to them. For their first number, the rollicking "Matchbox," Ringo and company were positively on fire.

Source: The OC Register
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Photos: An All-Starr evening with Ringo Starr in Portland

On the third night of its latest tour, Ringo Starr, in his signature tinted glasses and punk-black pants, told the crowd, "When I joined the Beatles, I wrote a lot of songs. None of them were recorded, until we got to this one." The band launched into Don't Pass Me By. Starr did his solo hits, too, such as Photograph and You're Sixteen.

Related Articles  Source: The Oregonian
12-year-old Beatles superfan meets second Beatle in as many weeks

You might remember Tatum Verbeck as the girl who wanted to hold Paul McCartney's hand during his concert in Sacramento two weeks ago. Now, for an article for American Girl Magazine, she interviewed Ringo Starr backstage while he was performing in Reno. The two exchanged autographs before the interview was over.

Related Articles  Source: KXTV, Sacramento
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Todd Rundgren
Interview: Todd Rundgren on John Lennon and Ringo Starr

Since his start with garage rockers The Nazz in 1968, Todd Rundgren has worked with a dazzling array of bands, and achieved recognition with a series of critically acclaimed solo albums. He shares some of his moments from more than 40 years in music, which include some spiky exchanges with John Lennon, and experiences with a drunk and sober Ringo Starr.

Source: Team Rock
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Review: Ringo Starr brings his pals to Spokane for a lively, music-filled night

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band performed at the INB Performing Arts Center on Sunday. They packed 25 songs into a little more than two-hour set. There wasn't too much banter, but Starr cracked a joke or two. At one point, he asked all the women in the audience to cheer. "I just like to hear the screams," he said. "It's memories."

Source: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane
Monday, October 17, 2016
Todd Rundgren shares details about new All Starr Band Tour

Ringo Starr's All Starr Band launched a new fall tour of the West Coast and the Far East that kicked off Saturday in Snoqualmie, Washington. Todd Rundgren told ABC Radio the band's lineup remains the same as it has for the last few years, and the shows will feature pretty much the same set as the group's been playing recently.

Related Articles  Source: Rock 107, Scranton
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Q&A with a Beatle impersonator

Actor and drummer Axel Clarke is Ringo Starr in Beatles tribute band Abbey Road. About playing as Ringo, he says, "You kind of have to just forget everything...and embrace his unique style. It's hard to copy someone exactly. I have to constantly go back and listen to the recordings to make sure I'm doing things the way he does them."

Source: The Bulletin, OR
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Zak Starkey's SSHH release video for Dominos

Zak Starkey and his partner Sshh Liguz are premiering the video for their cover of The Big Pink's Dominos. The Who and former Oasis drummer, the son of Ringo Starr, and Liguz are working under the title of SSHH on the new project. The track features on SSHH's upcoming album of cover songs called Issues.

Source: Team Rock
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Who are Desert Trip's most likely surprise guest artists? Warning: Page opens with sound

Surprise guests highlight every Goldenvoice festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Paul McCartney made a surprise DJ appearance with EDM artist Afrojack at Coachella in 2011. Who might drop in at Desert Trip? Will Stephen Stills sit in with his longtime friend Neil Young? Will Ringo Starr pop in to play drums with his fellow Beatle?

Related Articles  Source: The Desert Sun

Blindman with Ringo Starr set for DVD release November 4

On November 4, ABKCO Films will release a newly restored version of Blindman, the 1971 cult Spaghetti Western starring Ringo Starr. Ringo Starr, having just ignited his solo career the year before, amidst of the dissolution of the Beatles, was so imbued with his role in Blindman that he recorded "Back Off Boogaloo," describing the premise of the film.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Friday, September 30, 2016
Ringo Starr concert in Spokane moves to another venue

The October 16 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band concert in Spokane, originally scheduled at the Spokane Arena's Star Theatre, will now be at the INB Performing Arts Center. Tickets must be exchanged in advance by phone no later than Wednesday to arrange for new seats, or comparable seats will be assigned.

Source: The Spokesman-Review, Spokane
Fonseca and Ringo Starr team up to sing about Colombia peace deal

Colombian singer-songwriter and four-time Latin Grammy winner Fonseca wrote and recorded a verse in Spanish for a new version of Ringo Starr's peace anthem "Now The Time Has Come," at the request of Ringo, all done in just one day. The song will be released Friday in honor of the recently reached Colombian peace treaty.

Source: Fox News Latino
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Listen: Ringo Starr drops surprise track for International Day of Peace

Ringo Starr dropped a surprise new song, "Now The Time Has Come," on Wednesday to celebrate the United Nations' International Day of Peace. Ringo said, "I worked on this record with peace and love. It was a joy to be part of this project. Making this record was incredibly personal for me."

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Monday, September 19, 2016
Ringo Starr to drum on new Jon Stevens recording

Australian singer Jon Stevens is getting by with a little help from his friends, Ringo Starr and Eurythmics guru Dave Stewart. Stevens is working on a new album with Stewart in the US, and Starr has joined them to play drums. The trio performed together at Starr's 76th birthday celebration in Los Angeles in July.

Source: The Courier Mail, Australia
Thursday, September 15, 2016
How new Beatles film reunited the Fab Four

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are back to where they once belonged, sharing a joke at Abbey Road. Paul McCartney said, "I started to see photos and footage of us all just as mates, that's all we were, just mates and it was great to be reminded of that. We kind of get reunited with John and George again. Which is very special."

Source: Liverpool Echo
Paul and Ringo haven't seen new documentary yet

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr say they haven't yet seen the band's new tour film documentary Eight Days A Week. In a Facebook Q&A, Paul and Ringo said the first time they will watch the movie will be at tonight's London premiere. McCartney said, "We haven't seen it, so we're looking forward to tomorrow night's premiere."

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Video: How Beatles created strange sound of Tomorrow Never Knows Warning: Page opens with sound

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years features fascinating archival footage and some new interviews. In a new clip now available on the internet, Paul and Ringo talk about just how they managed to create sounds that no-one ever heard before, including the tape loops on Tomorrow Never Knows.

Related Articles  Source: Contact Music
Monday, September 5, 2016
Paul and Ringo say new film jogged their memories about Beatlemania

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently came together to give a rare joint interview to chat about the upcoming Beatles documentary. They both noted that watching the movie helped jar their recollections of that time period, during which the band was subjected to unprecedented fan hysteria while touring the world.

Related Articles  Source: NCN
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Ringo's White Album named most expensive record sold ever at auction

Ringo Starr's copy of The Beatles White album has been named the most expensive vinyl record ever to be sold at auction. The first edition of the Fab Four's ninth album is set to make the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition, after it was sold at Julien's Auction House for a staggering $790,000 (522,438).

Source: Radio X, UK
Ringo Starr representatives denies claims he is in rehab

Representatives for Ringo Starr have dismissed claims that he has checked into rehab. Starr had reportedly admitted himself into a residential rehabilitation clinic before committing himself to a series of autumn tour dates with his All-Starr Band. Sources claim recovering alcoholic Ringo is constantly worried about falling off the wagon.

More: Original Report  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Monday, August 29, 2016
Rediscovered Ringo painting to go on show in Liverpool

It hung on the walls of the original Cavern for years, but for the past three decades and more, this framed painting of Ringo Starr has lain forgotten at the bottom of a drawer at the home of Hal Morris. Now the former club cleaner has rediscovered the picture, which was drawn by artist Pete Williams in the club itself.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, August 22, 2016
48 years ago today: Ringo Starr quits beatles during White Album sessions

48 years ago today, Ringo Starr quit The Beatles during The White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. After Ringo walked out, the remaining Beatles recorded Back in the USSR, with Paul on drums. Ringo's departure was kept secret, he rejoined the sessions on September 3.

Source: Glide Magazine
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather

Ringo Starr has become a great-grandfather at the age of 76. Starr's granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, gave birth to a baby boy, Stone Zakomo Low, on Sunday. It is her first child with partner Adam Low. Singer in the band Belakiss, Tatia Starkey is the daughter of Ringo's drummer son, Zak Starkey.

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Ringo Starr set to get lei'd in November

Ringo Starr has announced he and his All Starr Band will make a first appearance in Hawaii on Nov. 8. The Honolulu concert follows dates on the West Coast, in Japan and South Korea. A Hawaii residents-only presale for the concert begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 20.

Source: Honolulu Star Advertiser
Friday, August 5, 2016
Ringo Starr celebrates one million Twitter follwers

Ringo Starr has passed the milestone 1 million Twitter followers and celebrated with a special Peace & Love fruit salad. "Peace and love to my 1 million followers wow," Ringo posted to his fans. Ringo was the first Beatle to have a string of continuous solo hits in the USA, eight in a row, a record which holds to this day.

Source: Music News, UK
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Ringo Starr laments lack of support for emerging artists

Ringo Starr says he goes "crazy" over how hard it is for new artists to break into the industry. "If you want to open for a well-known band you have to pay; management makes you pay." he fumed recently. "I did a Ringo tour once and had a local band at every gig open for us just to give them exposure. Nobody is helping anybody."

Source: TV3, Ireland

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