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John Lennon's Sgt. Pepper piano sells for more than $700K 

An antique piano once owned by John Lennon which he used to write several songs on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, was purchased at auction Saturday for $718,000 by Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Irsay also has a 1963 drum kit Ringo Starr used to record some of The Beatles' biggest early hits.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
New exhibit at NY Metropolitan Museum includes Ringo's drum kit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is opening the first major exhibition in an art museum dedicated entirely to the iconic instruments of rock and roll. Play it Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, features more than 130 instruments played by artists including Paul McCartney and one of Ringo Starr's Beatles drum kits.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Ringo Starr is giving fans chance to come to his birthday bash

Ringo Starr is offering his fans the chance to come celebrate his birthday party with him on July 7 in Los Angeles. Continuing his tradition of using his birthday to benefit The David Lynch Foundation, fans who make a donation of $10 or more to the foundation will be entered to win a trip to the party.

Source: iHeart Radio
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Zak Starkey previews new reggae label

In 2016, Zak Starkey and his Sshh bandmate Sharna "Sshh" Liguz teamed with Eddie Vedder and a slew of reggae legends to record a cover of Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up," which they've performed in Kingston. Since then, they have returned regularly to the island and are concocting plans for a new reggae label, Trojan Jamaica.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Pictures: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at Harrah's Resort

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band got by with a little help from their friends at Harrah's Resort north of San Deigo last week. The band tore through 24 hits in the fabulous show which ranged from hits by the All-Starr Band's individual members' bands to the Beatles covers and Starr's own solo hits.

Related Articles  Source: NBC San Diego
Monday, March 18, 2019
Ringo Starr reveals he's working on a new album

Ringo Starr is apparently working on new music. Steve Lukather, who plays in Starr's All-Starr Band, posted a photo of the group in a recording studio on his facebook page, and Starr posted a photo of the pair together on Twitter and wrote "In the studio again with the great Steve Lukather what a guy."

Source: NY Daily News
How Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band saved him from alcoholism

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Ringo Starr recalled how the formation of his All-Starr Band in 1989 saved him from becoming lost in alcoholism, and set him on a road to a "fun" life once again. He said he'd reached rock bottom with his addiction issues, and needed to be persuaded to return to work after a stint in rehab.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, March 15, 2019
Tickets for Ringo Starr's show at Woodstock on sale next week

Tickets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock at the original festival site with artists incluing Ringo Starr and his All-Starr band will be available this week. Tickets for Ringo go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday,and a presale for Bethel Woods members begins 10 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets to see Ringo start at $38.50.

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Celebrity tributes to Hal Blaine include Ringo Starr

Between 1966 and 1971, Hal Blaine played on six consecutive Grammy Record of the Year winners. Following his passing, the musicians and singers who worked with Blaine or were influenced by his talent, shared their appreciation and grief. Ringo Starr tweeted, "Peace and love to all his family Goodbye Hal an incredible musician."

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Friday, March 8, 2019
Video: Joe Walsh with Ringo Starr and James Taylor at VetsAid 2018

Ringo Starr, James Taylor and more helped Joe Walsh raise and disburse $795,000 in grants at his 2nd annual VetsAid music festival, held last November on Veterans Day. Video clips include the night's surprise guest, Ringo, leading a rousing performance of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
National Trust refuses Ringo's childhood home as heritage attraction

The National Trust was accused of "turning its back" on an important part of Beatles history yesterday after refusing to adopt Ringo Starr's childhood home. The house in Liverpool attracts thousands of fans every year. Being renovated, the hope was it would be turned into a heritage attraction, like the former homes of other Beatles.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Photos of George Harrison and Ringo Starr to go on display

The great Memphis songwriter and musician Don Nix's collaborators included not only his colleagues at Stax and in Memphis, but such stars as George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr. This weekend, close to 40 of Nix's photographs of his famous friends and colleagues go on display at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Source: Commercial Appeal
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Ringo to headline Woodstock 50th at original site

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced today the first acts that will perform at their edition of the festival's 50th anniversary on August 16 to 18. Ringo Starr will perform, as will several of the artists that played the legendary festival there in '69, including Santana, Arlo Guthrie and Edgar Winter.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jenny Lewis unveils new song featuring Ringo Starr

Jenny Lewis has shared the second single from her forthcoming solo album, On The Line, scheduled to arrive on March 22. The new song, "Heads Gonna Roll", features musical contributions including Ringo Starr on drums, Don Was on bass, and former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench on organ.

Source: Live For Live Music
Monday, February 4, 2019
Ringo Starr All-Starr Band celebrates 30 years this summer

Ringo Starr will be on tour with his All-Starr band this summer, the 30th anniversary of his outfit's start in 1989. Band members include Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart and Gregg Bissonette. Not only will this tour mark the band's 30th year together, but Starr will celebrate his 79th birthday in July.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Ringo Starr adds 2019 tour dates

Ringo Starr has added U.S. dates to his 2019 All Starr Band tour, including Harrah's Resort Southern California and performances in Fukuoka and Osaka, Japan. August 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band and the celebratory tour concludes September 1 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
35 inspirational Ringo Starr quotes about life

Among Ringo Starr's most memorable quotes are, "When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer," "I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs," "We [the band] had this open door policy, if you walked in the door, you were asked to play," and "The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That's all they'll ever be."

Source: Wealthy Gorillla
Friday, January 18, 2019
Rock trumpeter Steve Madaio dies at 70

Steve Madaio, a trumpeter who played in the studio and on stage with many of the biggest names in classic rock, died Tuesday in Palm Desert, California. His trumpet can be heard on John Lennon's Walls and Bridges and Ringo Starr's Goodnight Vienna, and was closely associated with many of Stevie Wonder's 1970s-era studio recordings.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Ringo is 10th richest rock star

Richard Starkey, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is now the 10th richest rock star in the world, as of 2019, his net worth is roughly $350 Million dollars. Much of his multi-million dollar fortune is from his time with the Beatles, today considered to be one of the most popular and best bands in the history.

Source: Wealthy Gorillla
Monday, December 17, 2018
Video: Ringo makes surprise appearance with Paul McCartney in London

Fans attending Paul McCartney concert at London's O2 Arena on Sunday got the unexpected thrill of a lifetime when he was joined onstage by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. When the cheers died down, McCartney added, "I believe we've got someone else here who can help us out... ladies and gentlemen... the ever-fantastic Mr. Ringo Starr!"

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Jenny Lewis recruits Ringo Starr for new LP

Jenny Lewis will release her fourth solo LP, On the Line, in spring 2019. The former Rilo Kiley frontwoman announced some of the high-profile musicians who played on the 11-track set, including Ringo Starr. Lewis will promote the record on a North American tour launching in March in Bloomington and wrapping in San Diego.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Help Ringo Starr support the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF

You can help spread some peace and love by using the Ringo Starr Facebook Frame and tagging 2 friends. The George Harrison Fund is a joint undertaking between the Harrison family and UNICEF USA, and supports programs that provide lifesaving assistance to children, including health, education, nutrition and emergency relief.

Source: U Discover Music
Monday, November 26, 2018
Ringo Starr shares Beatles stories, never-before-seen photos in new book

Ringo Starr is releasing a series of previously unpublished photos in a new coffee table book, Another Day In the Life, including candid views of his everyday life, as well as archival shots of Paul McCartney and other legends from his Beatles days. Ringo said, "I love taking photos of random things, and seeing how they all fit together."

Source: Parade Magazine
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Ringo Starr says broccoli keeps him young

Ringo Starr has revealed the secret to "staying young" and maintaining high energy levels. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Starr commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay "so young and active." Starr said he works out with a trainer, and he follows a vegetarian diet that includes broccoli "with every meal."

Source: Live Kindly
Monday, November 12, 2018
Ringo Starr announces 2019 tour and new book

Today Ringo Starr announced tour plans for 2019 with his All Starr Band, begining in March with one U.S. show at Harrah's Resort Southern California. Also, this month, Another Day In the Life, Ringo's third book with Genesis Publications, will be released in a limited edition, while the hardcover will available in wide release in April.

Source: Best Classic Bands

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