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Monday, October 5, 2015
Ringo Starr rocks Paso Robles at sold out show

Ringo Starr took Paso Robles in Central California by storm and accompanied by his All-Starr Band rocked the Vina Robles Amphitheater in a sold out concert on Saturday, his first performance in Paso Robles. "You can tell you're in the wine country, everybody's drunk," he joked with the enthusiastic audience.

Source: Paso Robles Daily News
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Podcast: Ringo Starr in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun recently had a very special opportunity to talk with Ringo Starr ahead of a performance with his All-Starr Band at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Now online, Starr discussed performing in Vancouver on the night of John Lennon's birthday, his new book Photograph and new album, and his shoes.

Source: Vancouver Sun
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ringo Starr still on the move

Ringo Starr wasn't happy when he had to postpone his All-Starr Band's San Francisco date earlier this year. This week Starr will wrap up a tour in support of his 18th studio record, "Postcards From Paradise," with a makeup date at the Masonic on Thursday, Oct. 1 and headlining set at the Sonoma Music Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Source: SF Gate
Monday, September 28, 2015
Ringo Starr and Conan O'Brien trade one-liners at live book event

Beatles fan Conan O'Brien interviewed Ringo Starr for a discussion about Starr's new book, Photograph, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 25, and from the very beginning, the jokes started flying. Ringo seemed extremely relaxed with Conan, as Starr has appeared many times on O'Brien's late night talk show.

Source: The Examiner
UK Labor spokesman says Ringo should be given a knighthood

Ringo Starr should be awarded a knighthood, says UK Labor's culture spokesman. All the Beatles were appointed MBEs in 1965 and Paul McCartney was made a Sir in 1997, but not drummer Ringo. Shadow Culture Secretary Michael Dugher said the Beatles' drummer had waited far too long and should finally get a top honor.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Friday, September 25, 2015
Ringo Starr goes country with Beaucoup of Blues 45 years ago

Ringo Starr's countrified Beaucoup of Blues harkened back to Beatles-era covers like Buck Owens' Act Naturally and Starr's own rootsy original Don't Pass Me By. There's an innate sadness in Starr's voice which seems perfectly suited to this kind of music, and he completely inhabits the songs on Beaucoup of Blues.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Pictures: Ringo Starr's private Beatles photos

To know what it was like to be in The Beatles, there's no better source than their own personal pictures. In his new book, Ringo Starr reveals more unseen treasures from his archive along with his memories of that time, and shows how four lads from Liverpool tried to have a normal life amid the frenzy of 1960s Beatlemania.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cilla Black
Ringo Starr opens up about his childhood pal Cilla Black

Ringo Starr knew Cilla Black far longer than his bandmates and says he was devastated by her death. "She was in the Cavern doing the coats, and all the bands would call her on stage, saying 'Come on, Cill, give us a song'," Ringo says. "And she'd be 'Oooh no, no, I couldn't possibly'. But you couldn't keep her back, she'd trample on you to get up on stage!"

Related Articles  Source: The Mirror, UK
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Zak Starkey
Zak Starkey sits in at Hollywood Vampires concert debut

Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp and The Hollywood Vampires made their debut show last night at the Roxy in Los Angeles, joined by Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr and touring drummer with the Who, who sat in for the band's take on the Who's "I'm a Boy." Hollywood Vampires' new album includes guest appearances by Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Pictures: Rare photos taken by Ringo Starr

While there have been countless books and exhibitions dedicated to The Beatles over the years, there are few that can boast as much up close and personal access as Photograph by Ringo Starr, running now at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The rare shots taken by Ringo are just as intimate and exciting as that might suggest.

Source: NME, UK
Monday, September 14, 2015
Ringo Starr auctioning off Beatles items including famous drum kit

Ringo Starr is cleaning house, literally. Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, have made the decision to auction off many of their personal items which have been sitting in storage for decades. Over 800 items from their London, Monaco and Beverly Hills residences are to be featured in this once-in-a-lifetime auction.

Source: The Examiner
Monday, September 7, 2015
Video: Ringo Starr and Robert Plant sing Happy Birthday to Jerry Lee Lewis

Ringo Starr and Robert Plant paid tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis at a show in London marking his upcoming 80th birthday. The special gig took place at The Palladium on Sunday night as part of the Lewis' "farewell UK tour". Starr later wrote on Twitter, "Had a great time at the Jerry Lee Lewis show in London happy birthday Jerry peace and love".

Source: NME, UK
Photos: Ringo's snaps show The Beatles behind the scenes

During the group's glory days, RIngo Starr was active behind the lens, capturing candid moments on tour, backstage, and in the studio. His work has been catalogued in a new book, "Photograph," which contains over 250 extremely rare and never-before-seen photographs taken by the world-famous drummer.

Source: The Journal, Ireland
Friday, September 4, 2015
Ringo at the National Portrait Gallery

This September, London's National Portrait Gallery will be unveiling the new prints in Ringo Starr's Photograph Portfolio. Hot off the press, the first copies of Ringo's new Photograph Open Edition will also be on display. Each book sale will benefit Ringo's charitable Lotus Foundation and are expected to become collector's items.

Source: Genesis Publications
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Guitar effects pedal company releases Joe Walsh sound box

Guitar effects pedal company Analog Alien has announced the launch of a new exclusive guitar pedal, the Joe Walsh Double Classic, available on October 1. It is a dual effects pedal designed in collaboration with legendary guitarist Joe Walsh of The Eagles and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Joe is also Ringo's brother-in-law.)

Source: Premier Guitar
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Ringo Starr: In Conversation coming to Los Angeles this month

To celebrate the publication of Ringo Starr's Photograph memoir, on September 25, at 8 p.m., Ringo Starr will appear on stage at LA's historic El Rey Theater. During the course of a moderated conversation, the audience will be invited to join Ringo Starr looking through rare and unseen photographs drawn from his personal archives.

Source: Rock 'n' Roll Truth
Monday, August 31, 2015
Ringo Starr performing Tommy's Holiday Camp surfaces

Ringo Starr will feature on the upcoming reissue of the Who's rock opera Tommy. The 1972 performance, featuring the 104-piece London Symphony Orchestra, includes Ringo in the role of Uncle Ernie adding vocals on "Tommy's Holiday Camp." Out of print since 1972, Tommy lands on CD, vinyl and digital download September 11.

Source: RTT News
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Photos: Cilla Black celebrity floral funeral tributes led by Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, Joan Collins and celebrities from the world of entertainment led the floral tributes to Cilla Black in Liverpool on the day of her funeral. Former Beatle Ringo Starr wrote, "Cilla, Peace and Love, Ringo and Barbara." Another tribute said, "All our love to our darlin' Cilla and family, the McCartney family."

Related Articles  Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Dave Grohl has dinner with The Beatles

Dave Grohl recently said in an interview that he had dinner with the surviving Beatles, and that Ringo Starr told Grohl that he was a fan of the Washington DC episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways on HBO. "Ringo was like, 'Man, I watched the DC episode, I love Go-go!' I was like, oh my god, I just turned Ringo Starr onto Go-go music!"

Source: Alternative Nation
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
1972 all-star orchestral version of Tommy to be reissued next month

A remastered edition of the star-studded 1972 symphonic version of The Who's classic 1969 rock opera Tommy will be released on Friday, September 11. Tommy, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra & Chambre Choir, features contributions from three-fourths of The Who and others including Ringo Starr and Rod Stewart.

Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Paul and Ringo have Beatles mini-reunion at intimate Hollywood dinner

On Sunday night, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy staged a Beatles reunion at an intimate dinner in West Hollywood. They joined brothers in law Ringo Starr and Joe Walsh, who are married to sisters Barbara and Marjorie Bach, for a sumptuous repast at Craig's on Melrose. Craig's regular Richard Perry, former Ringo producer, also showed up.

Source: Showbiz 411
Friday, July 31, 2015
Ringo Starr's console stereo to go under the hammer

Ringo Starr's prized radio and gramophone is to go under the hammer as part of a Beatles auction at LIPA on August 29. The custom built radiogram was built for Ringo and Maureen Starr when they lived in London in 1965. It is a quality piece with a Garrad Record deck, Leak AMP and Armstrong Tuner with twin speakers.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Comedian explains why he thinks Ringo is the best drummer

Stand-up comedian, TV personality and sitcom writer Al Murray is also a pretty handy drummer, as well, and believes Ringo Starr is a grade A drum hero. He said, "Before I knew who Ringo was or what any of that meant, or any of that nonsense that gets tediously repeated about Ringo, I knew he was a great drummer."

Source: Music Radar
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Two Ringo Starr radio specials now streaming online

Two of Beatles talk show host Ken Michaels' recent live broadcasts celebrating Ringo Starr's 75th birthday are now available online, a 2-hour birthday show, highlighted by a 30-minute set of Ringo's collaborations and a "Ringo Starr Album Sampler" in which he featured one song each from all 18 Ringo studio albums in chronological order.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Rare John Lennon letter up for auction

A hand-written note from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Beatles press officer Derek Taylor circa 1969, referencing instructions for an unspecified concert is currently up for auction at RR's Marvels of Modern Music auction that ends today, its current bid is $1000. Also in the auction, Ringo's Help! jacket currently stands at over $14,000.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Pictures: Ringo Starr's jacket from Beatles film Help!

The jacket Ringo Starr wore in the Beatles' 1965 film 'Help!' will be sold at auction this week. The auction house describes the jacket as a predominantly black wool and double-breasted suit coat with soft gray vertical line patterns, a label from tailor D.A. Millings & Sons marked "Ringo" is sewn on inside the inner right pocket.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Friday, July 17, 2015
Champion snowboarder Amy Purdy gets surprise gift from Ringo

Champion snowboarder Amy Purdy, who lost both of her legs at age 19 and then entered and won medals in three events in the USASA National Snowboarding Championship just three months later, told on a TV show yesterday how she bumped into Ringo Starr while in a jewelry store and the present he subsequently gave her.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Behind the Scenes: The Ludwig Drum Factory

The Charlotte Observer has posted a photo gallery showing the behind the scenes workings of The Ludwig Drum Factory in Monroe, NC. Among the artists using Ludwig drum kits are drummers Ringo Starr, Brian Hitt of REO Speedwagon, Jason Bonham, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz with Weird Al Yankovic.

Source: Charlotte Obsewrver
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Video: Behind the scenes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Paul McCartney's official web site has just posted a special behind-the-scenes video of Paul inducting Ringo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place in April at Cleveland's Public Hall and included Paul and Ringo performing I Wanna Be Your Man and With A Little Help From My Friends.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ringo's jacket from 'Help!' tops rock memorabilia auction

The dapper double-breasted jacket that Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie Help! is going on the auction block. The black woolen jacket featured in the Beatles' second film will run July 16 through July 23. The jacket is among nearly 500 items for sale in a "Marvels of Modern Music" auction in Boston.

Related Articles  Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Video: New book claims Ringo Starr's wife saved his life

In the late 1970's, actress, model and Bond girl Barbara Bach became his Ringo Starr's wife and helped him get through John Lennon's murder in 1980. Ringo turned to alcohol and admits he was abusive to his wife. New York Post columnist Michael Seth said, "Barbara was smart enough to realize that this has to stop."

Source: Inside Edition
Ringo Starr says he will never write a book about his life

At his 75th birthday celebration in Hollywood, Ringo Starr was asked if he was planning ever to write a book. He said, "No, I do it on record. There's a track on the last album [Postcards from Paradise] that deals with my life in Liverpool, in Rory and The Hurricanes [his first group] and with the Beatles. That's how I'm doing it."

Related Articles  Source: Showbiz 411
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono send birthday wishes to Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday. Uploading a photo of herself and Starr to Twitter, Yoko Ono wrote, "Happy Birthday, Ringo! And Many, Many more. Let us count the ways how we love you... From an old acquaintance, yoko". Meanwhile, Paul McCartney sent three birthday wishes to Starr in total.

Related Articles  Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ringo Starr's 10 most historic moments

Ringo Starr seldom sang with the Beatles, just 11 songs total, and, with only two songwriting credits, he didn't pen much either. But it's the way Starr drove others' musical conceptions, completing the Beatles' songs in a way as unusual (he's a left-handed drummer who plays a right-handed kit) as it was underrated.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Ringo Starr turns 75 with help from his friends

Ringo Starr took to the stage in front of several hundred fans and a few dozen media at Capitol Records in Hollywood to lead a countdown at noon to his own utterance of "peace and love" that he'd invited fans around the world to join. On hand were Edgar Winter, Jim Keltner, Matt Sorum, Glen Ballard and producer Giles Martin.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 2, 2015
New details announced for Ringo Starr's 75th birthday in L.A. on Tuesday

There are new details about Ringo Starr's 75th birthday gathering this Tuesday at noon at the famous Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. On hand for the event will Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Marx, ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum, lauded session drummer Jim Keltner, Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM 105.5
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Happiness is a Ringo birthday blowout at Minneapolis record store

Ringo Starr turns 75 on July 7. To celebrate, both the Minneapolis and Duluth locations of the Electric Fetus record store are throwing birthday bashes to honor the lovable lad from Liverpool. Festivities will include 20 percent off all Beatles and Ringo Starr music and merchandise, plus rings, sunglasses, and "Ringo" style T-shirts.

Source: City Pages, Minneapolis
Monday, June 29, 2015
Ringo Starr gets his due in new book

In the first major biography of the "funny Beatle" in nearly a quarter century, Michael Seth Starr (no relation) charts the life and career of drummer Ringo Starr. The book "Ringo: With a Little Help" separates Starr's life into three parts, pre-Beatles, Beatles and Post-Beatles, and is filled with fascinating stories and quotes.

Source: Houston Chronicle
Monday, June 22, 2015
Ringo Starr calls for peace and love on his birthday

Ringo Starr would like you to celebrate his birthday by thinking or saying "peace and love," like he has done every year since 2005. If you happen to be in Los Angeles that day, you can say it with him. Starr will give a peace-and-love salute on July 7 at noon Pacific Time in front of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.

Related Articles  Source: KWTX TV
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Video: It's Official: Ringo Rocks

In a video tribute which was put together for the Hall of Fame salute to Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl, Stewart Copeland, Max Weinberg, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Jim Keltner and other famous rock drummers play drums like Ringo describe why his drumming was so special and like no other drummer.

WARNING: Includes Adult Content  Source: Sonic State
Friday, May 29, 2015
Ringo Starr says working with John Lennon was best experience

In the new Uncut magazine Ringo Starr talks about working with John Lennon on the "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" album, which he says was one of his best studio experiences. "It was incredible, John, Klaus [Voormann] and I. One of the finest trios I ever heard. We did it like a jam. We were psychic where the atmosphere was going to go."

Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Most memorable Beatles-related appearances on David Letterman

When David Letterman moved from NBC to CBS in 1993, he brought life back to the Ed Sullivan Theater and the famed stage where The Beatles made their U.S. television debut back on February 9, 1964. During his 33-years on late night TV, Dave brought Ringo Starr on his show several times and Paul McCartney on his show once.

Source: The Examiner

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