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Monday, June 1, 2020
Ringo Starr joins Judy Collins' call to sing Amazing Grace

Over the past two weeks, 1,000 singers from across the globe, professional and amateur alike, have answered Judy Collins' call to sing "Amazing Grace" with her as a sign of solidarity in this unprecedented time. Moving messages have been posted about what Judy's recording means to them, including a message from Ringo Starr.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Rare Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr demo could fetch up to 20,000 at auction

An unheard track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recorded after the Beatles split is heading for auction. Angel In Disguise could be the only song co-written Paul and Ringo, according to auctioneers. Former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince is selling the cassette, which is expected to fetch up to 20,000 (about $24,650).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Ringo Starr has picked his favorite song by The Beatles

Ringo Starr is adamant about his favorite Beatles song and it is a rarity that you wouldn't expect. About the song Rain, classified by Ringo as being the band's magnum opus, he said, "I feel as though that was someone else playing. I was possessed! I think it's the best out of all the records I've ever made."

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Happy birthday Klaus Voormann

Today marks the 82nd birthday of author, artist and musician Klaus Voormann. The the co-author of Hamburg Days and a contributor to From Hamburg to Hollywood, Klaus played bass with Yoko Ono in the Plastic Ono band, arranged one of the songs on Ringo Starr's first album, Sentimental Journey, which had its 50th anniversary last week.

Source: Genesis Publications
Friday, March 27, 2020
Ringo Starr moves 2020 All Starr Band tour to 2021

Ringo Starr has announced that he is rescheduling his 2020 North American tour with his All Starr Band to 2021, citing concern and caution for the well being of fans, crew and staff due to the Covid-19 crisis. "This is very difficult for me," said Starr. "In 30 years I think I've only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour."

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson waiting for trial

Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson will have to wait until 2021 before they stand trial for allegedly attacking a Tesco worker in a row over booze. Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 18, were arrested on May 17, last year, following a late-night incident at a Tesco Express in Hampstead, London.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, February 10, 2020
Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo's grandson in court over grocery store fight

Turns out Liam Gallagher's son, and Ringo Starr's grandson, are both 18, and surprise or no surprise, they're mates. Now the duo have gotten themselves into a bit of late-night grocery-store themed trouble and on Friday they appeared in court facing criminal charges. They plead not guilty to all the charges.

Source: Happy Mag
Monday, January 20, 2020
Surrey home where John Lennon and Ringo Starr lived in the 60s for sale

A spectacular mansion where John Lennon and Ringo Starr once lived has emerged for sale at an eye-watering 11 million. The sprawling Hartlands estate is nestled on the incredibly desirable St George's Hill in Weybridge, Surrey, which housed John and Ringo throughout the 1960s. The luxury property boasts seven bedrooms and a swimming pool.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, January 3, 2020
Ringo Starr says his Sgt. Pepper suit still fits

The Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, almost 53 years ago in May 1967, and Ringo Starr's bright pink outfit still fits him. In a recent interview, he showed off some pretty spectacular photographs from his career. When he got to a photo in his infamous suit he quipped, "the suit still fits!"

Source: iHeart Radio
Monday, December 16, 2019
Ringo Starr says he loved Beatles movie Yesterday

Ringo Starr has given the thumbs up to the recent Beatles movie Yesterday. Speaking from the red carpet of the Global Citizen Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, Ringo appeared to not remember about the film, but gave his seal of approval after being reminded by his wife Barbara Bach. "Oh yeah I loved it," Ringo said.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Is Ringo recording a new album with Peter Frampton?

Ringo Starr posted this on Twitter on Monday: "Back in the studio with the great Peter Frampton thanks for the great day Pete Peace and love," along with a picture of Ringo and Frampton together. Ringo told Billboard last June that he was recording a new studio album for 2017, but there was no mention at the time of Peter Frampton.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Website giving away last year's Top 3 Beatles releases

Beatles DJ Ken Michaels has expanded the trivia page on his web site to include a list of one of 9 amazing prizes. Fans can now win one of the Top 3 music releases for Beatles fans for 2015, Ringo Starr's "Postcards From Paradise," Paul McCartney's latest remasters "Tug Of War" and "Pipes Of Peace," and the "Beatles 1 (CD + DVD.)"

Source: Beatles News Blog
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
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

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