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Latest news as of Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Ringo Starr releases details of his 10th Peace & Love celebration

On July 7, 2008, Ringo Starr joined fans in front of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to celebrate his birthday, inviting everyone everywhere to say, think or post #peaceandlove at noon. Today, Ringo announced this year he will return to Hard Rock Cafe, celebrating his birthday and joining fans in Nice, France, where he will be with his All Starr Band.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Ringo Starr signs new worldwide publishing deal with BMG

Ringo Starr has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG. Today's agreement covers Starr's Beatles and solo catalog, spanning nearly 50 years, as well as future compositions. BMG U.S. president Zach Katz said, "It is an understatement to say our entire team is overwhelmingly excited to welcome Ringo to the BMG family."

Source: Billboard
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Yelp! I need somebody! Puppy Ringo gets stuck in cabinet

A puppy named after Ringo Starr was forced to Twist and Shout when he got stuck in a television cabinet. His owner woke to the cries of the miniature Yorkshire terrier and, when she went downstairs, found him with his head stuck in a hole in the wooden unit. But, Ringo was freed with a little help from his friends at the RSPCA.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
Monday, March 26, 2018
Video: Ringo Starr sends Steven Tyler special birthday message Warning: Page opens with sound

Steven Tyler turned 70 years old Monday and got a happy birthday wish from a very famous friend. On Twitter, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr raised a glass to his fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Ringo said, "Want you to know we're thinking of you and I want to raise my cup and drink on your behalf."

Source: WBZ TV, Boston
Friday, March 23, 2018
Ringo Starr adds U.S. dates to All Starr Band tour

Ringo Starr announced a U.S. leg for his 2018 tour with the All Starr Band today. The 20-date run launches Sept. 1st in Tulsa, Oklahoma and concludes the 29th in Los Angeles. The latest All Starrs include Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and one new recruit, bassist-singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc.

Official Page  Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Ringo Starr finally receives his Knighthood 21 years after Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr followed in the footsteps of former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney by receiving a Knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday morning. Accompanied by wife Barbara Bach, Ringo offered his trademark peace-sign as he showed off his medal following a short ceremony conducted by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Argument over Lennon bike authenticity Warning: Page opens with sound

A 1969 Honda Z50A Monkey originally owned by John Lennon sold at auction for over 50,000 this week. However, another Monkey, also wearing the front number plate XUC91H, was sold at an entertainment memorabilia auction a decade ago. That machine's previous owner claimed to have been given the bike by Ringo Starr.

Related Articles  Source: Visor Down
Ringo isn't even the best drummer in his family

When asked him if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, John Lennon once supposedly replied, "He isn't even the best drummer in The Beatles." However, it's pretty indisputable that Ringo isn't even the best drummer in his family. Zak Starkey has been the drummer for The Who since 1996, and also the drummer for Oasis and Johnny Marr.

Source: Tone Deaf
Friday, March 2, 2018
Zak Starkey and Sshh debut new single and video

Zak Starkey, with drumming credentials for The Who and Oasis, has stepped out from the drum kit to sling on his guitar and form a duo with vocalist Sshh. Their new single "Rising Tide" was released worldwide today. They have recently been on tour in Australia supporting Liam Gallagher, and are now currently on tour across Australia.

Source: Vents Magazine
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Review: Ringo Starr 2018 vinyl reissues

It's hard to imagine now but in 1973/74 Ringo Starr was not only known for being one fourth of The Beatles, he was also a virtual hit-making machine with a steady stream of radio friendly hits filling the airwaves. In the first few years after The Beatles broke up, Ringo had the most hits of all the ex-Beatles, just behind Paul McCartney.

Source: Records CDs and Music blog
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Famed publicist Ron Scott dies at 74

Ron Scott, the publicist who represented actors including David Hasselhoff and John Stamos died Saturday in Hollywood. In the 1970s, Scott was hired by Capitol Records to do publicity for acts including Eric Carmen and The Raspberries, Rick Springfield and Blue Swede and for the Ringo Starr album Goodnight Vienna, released in 1974.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Quincy Jones disses the Beatles in a new interview

Quincy Jones has described the Beatles as "the worst musicians in the world." He told New York Magazine, "They were no-playing m***f***s. Paul was the worst bass player I ever heard. And Ringo? Don't even talk about it." Jones arranged Love Is a Many Splendored Thing for Starr's 1970 debut solo album Sentimental Journey.

WARNING: Includes Adult Language  Related Articles  Source: The Guardian, UK
Friday, February 2, 2018
Post-Beatles: 10 great solo albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

The Beatles, as a group, revolutionized popular music, and left behind a body of work that will endure for centuries. The solo recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo have been spottier, but still, at their best, each has produced superb albums that sit handsomely alongside the catalog of their former band.

Source: Gibson
Monday, January 29, 2018
Zak Starkey records reggae album

Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, and his wife Shhh have launched the recording of a reggae album in Jamaica. The project started in December of 2017 and is called the Red Gold Green and Blue project. The project is influenced by Blues music and will see some of Jamaica's greatest reggae artists performing on the album.

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Former Spice Girl now owns Ringo Starr's Mini

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner has revealed she purchased a car which previously belonged to Ringo Starr. When asked what her most extravagant purchase has been, she said, "I bought Ringo Starr's Mini. It was a lot of money for a Mini but it belonged to a Beatle, so it's a collector's item. It's a piece of history."

Source: Brampton Guardian, UK
Friday, January 26, 2018
Peter Frampton's reissue of Grammy award-winning Fingerprints out now

The reissue of Fingerprints from legendary guitarist Peter Frampton is out today. The Grammy Award-winning guitarist remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history, his session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Ringo Starr and John Entwistle.

Source: Grateful Web
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Pictures: Beatles reunite for Stella McCartney show in Los Angeles

Stella McCartney held an epic, music-filled fun fest fashion show onTuesday night in Hollywood with a performance by none other than dad Paul McCartney. Held at the iconic SIR Studios in Hollywood, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Paul McCartney greeted old pal Ringo Starr with a hearty hug.

Source: Hollywood Reporter
Friday, January 12, 2018
Ringo Starr adds new US date to All Starr Band lineup

Ringo Starr announced on Nov. 29 a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. On Jan. 12, a single U.S. date was added to the schedule. They'll be performing at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic, NJ. Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
New exhibition presenting Ringo Starr's photographs

This spring marks five years since the publication of Photograph by Ringo Starr. Now, Genesis is opening its doors to present the entire collection in full, visitors will see the prints displayed together for the first time, and be able to acquire rarities from previous years, as well as discovering Ringo's latest photography.

Source: Genesis Publications
Monday, January 8, 2018
Ringo Starr makes embarrassing gaffe as he spells The Beatles wrong

Ringo Starr has never been regarded as a strong speller, on an appearance on a '60s TV show he held up a banner saying, "I carn't spel." He dropped a clanger on social media last week by spelling the name of The Beatles wrong. The newly-knighted drummer wrote "beetle" while asking a trivia question on his Twitter account.

Source: The Sun, UK
Video: How Ringo Starr appeared in Japanese apple juice commercial

In 1996, Ringo Starr was featured in a Japanese apple juice commercial based on the fact that his name sounded like "Ringo Sutta" which means grated apple. So of course he had to star in the commercial right? How many other Ringo Starr's are there in the world? Plus it helped capture just a bit of added fame for Ringo.

Source: TV Overmind
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Ringo Starr to perform in Tel Aviv in June

Ringo Starr formally announced today that he will perform in Israel on June 23 at Tel Aviv's Menora Mivtachim arena. Starr will perform with his All Starr band, as part of a 21-date European tour in support of his latest album "Give More Love." Ringo has never performed in Israel before, Paul McCartney performed in Yarkon Park in 2008.

Related Articles  Source: Times of Israel
Yoko Ono on Ringo Starr's knighthood: It's about time!

Yoko Ono thinks it's fab that the British royal family is finally recognizing former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for his "services to music." Ono wrote on Twitter, "I am very happy that you have received this honour from the Queen. It's about time! Huge congratulations! It is an honour for everyone in the Beatles family."

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Paul McCartney congratulates Ringo Starr on his knighthood

Paul McCartney posted a message to Ringo on social media Saturday. He said, "Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer, best pal! X Paul." Ringo's longtime recording engineer Bruce Sugar said, "I couldn't be more proud and thrilled to see him get this prestigious award."

Related Articles  Source: Billboard
Friday, December 29, 2017
Ringo Starr describes knighthood as an honor and a pleasure

Ringo Starr is being recognised in the New Year Honours list for his services to music. In a short message, signed off with his trademark phrase, Ringo Starr said, "It's great! It's an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo."

Related Articles  Source: The Evening Express, UK

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