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Ringo shares secrets with Dave Stewart on new HBO special
A BEATLE SHARES MEMORIES AND SECRETS WHEN THE SPECIAL RINGO STARR: OFF THE RECORD, HOSTED BY DAVE STEWART, DEBUTS MAY 2, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
April 4, 2008 -- A music legend shares memories and secrets from his life in the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time when RINGO STARR: OFF THE RECORD debuts FRIDAY, MAY 2 (11:00-11:55 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
In an intimate conversation 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. With an audience of musicians and fans looking on, Starr also demonstrates some of his iconic percussion riffs from the Beatles' classic recordings.
Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart
Other HBO playdates: May 11 (5:00 p.m.) and May 15 (10:00 p.m.)
Host Dave Stewart is best known as one-half of Eurythmics, along with Annie Lennox; the duo's hits include "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Would I Lie to You?" In addition to writing numerous songs with Lennox, he has also written with Mick Jagger, Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Bryan Ferry and Jon Bon Jovi, among others. Stewart's producing credits include Jon Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty and Ramones.
One of the show's executive producers is Jimmy Iovine, who is chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records; among the company's artists are Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, U2, Sting, Beck, 50 Cent and Eminem, among others. As a producer, Iovine's credits include hit albums by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, U2, Eurythmics, the Pretenders and Patti Smith.
Executive producer Howard Klein is an executive producer of "The Office" and was an executive producer of HBO's "Carnivale." Executive producer Jonathan Prince was the creator and an executive producer of the series "American Dreams."
The executive producers of RINGO STARR: OFF THE RECORD are Jimmy Iovine, Gene Kirkwood, Howard Klein, Jonathan Prince and Dave Stewart; co-executive producers, Mark Efman, Mark Farrell and Polly Anthony.
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Published April 4, 2008