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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.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
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
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, December 29, 2014
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.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
LA Beatles Tour guide helps fans reach out to Ringo on his birthday

Yesterday, July 7, 2014, was Ringo Starr's 74th birthday. To let him know how his fans feel on his birthday, Los Angeles Beatles Tour guide Gillian Lomax gathered birthday wishes for Ringo on twitter and combined them into a massive birthday card which she presented to Ringo by delivering it to his house in Beverly Hills today.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, December 20, 2013
Ringo talks about the Beatles and the Beeb in Beatlefan magazine

The new Beatlefan magazine includes an interview with Ringo Starr about his new "Photograph" book and the "Live at the BBC Vol. 2" album. "Those sessions were really immediate; there were no real overdubs of any sort. They'd tell us, 'We'd like you to be on this show and we'd like you to do 10 songs,' and we'd just say 'OK.'"

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Video: Ringo Starr launches book in Hollywood

The unveiling of Ringo Starr's "Photograph," a book of Ringo's photo collection from the years when he was with the Beatles, was held in Hollywood yesterday, with Ringo Starr in attendance and a number of interesting guest speakers, including Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters and Steve Gorman, drummer with the Counting Crows.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Ringo announces 13th All Starr Band tour for 2012

Today Ringo Starr announced his 13th All Starr Band, which will launch June 14 from Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario and conclude in July at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. New to the All Starrs are Steve Lukather and Gregg Rolie who will join All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette.

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Beatles reunite at the Radio City Music Hall

The concert started at 7:40. Ringo was introduced shortly before 10pm. At about 10:30, Paul took the stage. Then the fun REALLY started. Paul introduced "Billy Shears" to the crowd and Ringo led the band through "With A Little Help From My Friends". With Ringo on lead vocal, and Paul providing the "response" portion. It was truly magical.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tickets go on sale Monday for Paul and Ringo at Radio City

Paul McCartney and special guests including Ringo Starr will perform at the David Lynch Foundation's benefit concert, "Change Begins Within," at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, April 4th, 7:30 p.m. David Lynch and other surprise guests will fill out the star-studded slate as presenters.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Brazilian Beatles fan wins Ringo photo contest

On July 3, Ricardo Martinelli de Medeiros flew all the way to Hollywood, Florida from Brazil to see Ringo Starr perform live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. When Ringo posted an announcement about the concert photo contest on his official website last year, Ricardo says, "I thought, Let's try, why not?"

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ringo announces All Starr Tour 2008 Photo Contest

Have you been coveting your picture of Ringo and his All-Star Starr band captured from the recent All-Star tour? Ringo wants YOU, his loyal fans, to submit photos taken from his 2008 All-Star tour. Ringo will hand pick his favorite photo to be featured on his official website, Ringostarr.com.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Peace and Love with Ringo on July 7

Ringo is asking for a little help from his friends! On Monday, July 7, Ringo would like everyone, at Noon local time wherever they are in the world, to join him in making the peace sign and saying, singing, shouting, whispering or quietly thinking one simply beautiful and universal message: "Peace & Love."

Source: Beatles News
Monday, April 7, 2008
Rock Star Gallery features Beatles photo exhibit and book signing

Authors May Pang and Nancy Lee Andrews both long time companions of John Lennon and Ringo Starr will hold an exhibition and book signing at Rock Star Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 11 and 12. Both events are open to the public.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, April 4, 2008
Ringo shares secrets with Dave Stewart on new HBO special

In Ringo Starr: Off The Record on HBO, hosted by fellow musician Dave Stewart, the Beatles' drummer discusses his career and influences, sharing stories from his childhood, the heyday of Beatlemania, the group's trip to India to meet the Maharishi, their breakup and his solo career as a touring musician.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, March 21, 2008
John Lennon's last televised interview on DVD April 1

On April 25, 1975, John Lennon gave what was to be his last televised interview on "The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder." No one knew then that Lennon would be taking an extended hiatus from public life. A new DVD contains that complete interview, and also interviews of Paul and Ringo.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
New book captures photographer's life with Ringo Starr

A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll is a photographic essay about photographer Nancy Lee Andrews' life with Ringo Starr. Andrews met Ringo through Lennon who introduced them in May of 1974. The photographs, taken over a decade starting in 1970, are a personal journey through her life at the peak of pop culture history.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Ringo announces 10th All Star Band summer tour

2008 continues to be a very busy year for Ringo, fresh off launching his new CD Liverpool 8, he announced today that he will be touring the US and Canada this summer. The 31 US and Canadian tour dates will begin June 19 at Fallsview Casino in Niagra Falls, Ontario, with a show at New York's Radio City on June 24.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ringo appears on A&E's Private Sessions this Sunday

Ringo Starr is the next featured guest on A&E's weekly one-hour performance and interview series Private Sessions, hosted by Lynn Hoffman in New York City, premiering this Sunday, February 3rd at 9 AM ET/PT on the A&E cable network. Plus, surprise guest appearances from Yoko Ono, Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke as well as Conan O'Brien's Max Weinberg.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, January 18, 2008
Ringo to give free concert in Los Angeles next Friday!

Ringo Starr & Dave Stewart and band will perform a short set of Ringo's songs LIVE at an exclusive event celebrating the release of Ringo's new Capitol/EMI album, Liverpool 8! This event takes place 1pm PST next Friday, January 25 at Los Angeles' House Of Blues on Sunset Blvd. & LIVE webcast on Ringo's official site.

Source: Beatles News

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