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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr remember Aretha Franklin

The two surviving Beatles paid tribute to Aretha Franklin today following the news of her death. Paul McCartney wrote, "Let's all take a moment to give thanks for the beautiful life of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of our souls." Ringo Starr simply wrote, "God bless Aretha Franklin the queen of soul and peace and love to her family."

Source: Rolling Stone
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Win a trip to see Ringo Starr at Radio City Music Hall

Fans can now enter to win a special event in New York City featuring Ringo Starr. The prize package includes a trip for 2 to New York, 2 tickets to see Ringo Starr perform at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2018, 2 VIP passes to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones.

Source: OWC
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Steve Lukather on Ringo Starr in new interview

At the age of 19, Steve Lukather played guitar on Diana Ross' "Baby, It's Me" and Boz Scaggs' "Down Two Then Left" albums in 1977. That was, incidentally, the same year he co-founded the band Toto. About Ringo, he says, "He's really smart and he's as funny now as he was in A Hard Day's Night. This guy is my hero."

Source: San Diego Tribune
Monday, July 9, 2018
Video: Ringo Starr interviewed from Las Vegas

Over the weekend, recently-knighted Sir Ringo Starr celebrated his 78th birthday. Back in late 2017, Rock Cellar was fortunate enough to be granted an audience with Ringo in Las Vegas, where he was on tour with the All-Starr Band. He discusses a number of things, from the Beatles to the formative albums of his childhood and songwriting.

Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
Ringo Starr celebrates 78th birthday in France

Ringo Starr celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday in Nice, France, where he and his All-Starr Band are currently on tour, joining with fans to say "Peace & Love" at noon all around the world and also giving a short concert, performing Act Naturally and With a Little Help From My Friends. Also on hand was Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh.

Source: Billboard
Friday, July 6, 2018
Ringo Starr to host his Peace & Love birthday celebration on Saturday

Ringo Starr will host the 10th annual edition of his "Peace & Love" birthday celebration this Saturday, July 7, at the Hard Rock Café in Nice, France. Since 2008, Ringo has called on fans around the world to pause at noon local time on July 7 and say "peace and love," or share the #peaceandlove hashtag on social media.

Source: WFJA FM
Monday, June 25, 2018
Ringo's All-stars take the spotlight in Tel Aviv

Like stepping into a classic rock jukebox with the original performers emerging from the machine to sing their greatest hits in person, the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band show on Sunday night in Tel Aviv was a fist-pumping throwback to the halcyon days of the '70s and '80s. It was a kick to see Ringo bash away behind his Ludwig drum kit.

Related Articles  Source: The Jerusalem Post
Friday, June 15, 2018
Beatles solo albums ranked worst to best

In 1970, all four Beatles put out their own records, and Let It Be was finally released, to boot. In 1973, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both issued their most-heralded solo projects, in fact, McCartney released two. But as you'll see in this list of Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best, however, it wasn't always so great.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Former Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana dies at 87

D.J. Fontana, the drummer on early Elvis Presley hits like "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Heartbreak Hotel," died on Wednesday at 87. Fontana played drums for Presley from 1954 to 1968, on more than 450 recordings. He also played with many other musicians including Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr on Beaucoups of Blues.

Source: Pop Culture
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The secret behind Back In The USSR

With the planet's football teams heading to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we've been reminded of the classic Beatles song Back In The USSR. But the song hides a secret. The Beatles had started to split up, and at one point, Ringo Starr had walked out, which meant that Back In The USSR was recorded without Ringo on drums.

Source: Radio X, UK
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Officials excited to welcome Ringo Starr and Beatles fans to Binghamton

Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band is coming to the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY, and officials from the organization said they are excited to welcome the rock star to the community. The arena's General Manager said, "To have a stop here in Binghamton, we feel very fortunate."

Source: WBNG, Binghamton
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Video: Joan Baez joins Ringo Starr at Paris concert

On Wednesday night In Paris when Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band opened their tour of Europe, during the finale, the Beatles' With a Little Help From My Friends, none other than Joan Baez joined the fun to sing along. Baez is currently playing the same venue, L'Olympia, for a series of 10 concerts as part of her Fare Thee Well tour.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Ringo Starr says he became a vegetarian after watching a bullfight in Spain

Ringo Starr has reminisced about his first visit to Spain in 1965 with The Beatles just hours ahead of a new European tour that kicks off on Wednesday in Paris, during which he is set to return to the Spain after more than half a century. He said, "We were on tour, so it was busy. Didn't we go to a bullfight? I became a vegetarian that day."

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
New book from Ringo Starr coming

Following the sell-out success of Postcards From The Boys and Photograph, Genesis Publications announced today a new Ringo Starr title, "Another Day In The Life", to be published this autumn 2018. This third book will present a previously unpublished collection of his photographs, captioned with his own thoughts and anecdotes.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, June 4, 2018
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band begin 2018 tour

"Peace and love... I love you all," Ringo Starr said repeatedly to the audience on Saturday night at his second of two Atlantic City warmup shows before he and his All-Starr Band head to Europe for the official start of their 2018 tour. After Europe, the band has scheduled an additional 20 dates throughout the U.S. in September.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, June 1, 2018
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band launch 2018 tour tonight in Atlantic City

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band kick off their 2018 tour with two shows at Borgata Casino in Atlantic City tonight and Saturday. Those shows will serve as warm-up dates for a European trek from a June 6 concert in Paris through a July 11 performance in Rome. Ringo and his group will then embark on a full-length U.S. tour.

Related Articles  Source: WFJA FM
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Atlantic City hotel hands the keys over to Ringo for a weekend of events

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has brought in the legendary Ringo Starr to set up shop there for an entire weekend. Starr will perform both Friday and Saturday nights, June 1 and 2, and a pop-up display of his artwork will be showcased in the Retail Piazza, begining on Thursday, May 31, and running through Saturday evening.

Source: At The Shore, Atlantic City
Friday, May 11, 2018
Beatles dominate UK musicians rich list

Members of The Beatles dominate a newly-published list of the UK richest musicians by the UK's Sunday Times. Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell lead the musicians list at £820 million, with Olivia and Dhani Harrison, the widow and son of George Harrison, at No. 7 with £230 million, while Ringo Starr sits at No. 8 with £220 million.

Source: antiMusic
Monday, May 7, 2018
Ringo Starr adds show and pop-up gallery of his art in Atlantic City

The June 2 concert by Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band at the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City sold out, but they have added a June 1 show in a smaller venue, the Music Box, as well as a pop-up art gallery at the Borgata, featuring his work and benefiting The Lotus Foundation, from May 31 to June 2.

Related Articles  Source: NJ Arts
Ringo Starr announces second June date for Tel Aviv concert

Ringo Starr has added another show on June 24 in Tel Aviv after his first ever show in Israel slated for a day earlier sold out. The performances in Israel are part of Starr's "Give More Love" world tour. The concerts include songs by the Beatles, alongside his own solo pieces. The famed drummer has never performed in Israel before.

Related Articles  Source: Times of Israel
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert now on DVD and Blu-ray

The complete Rock Hall induction ceremonies from 2014 to 2017 are now available in a new Blue-ray and DVD boxed set. Highlights include Paul McCartney inducting his old Beatle buddy Ringo Starr, then teasing the drummer to speed up his speech, and Ringo telling why he's glad he was inducted in Cleveland.

Source: Cleaveland.com
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
American English's Ringo continues to study Beatles style

Tom Gable, Ringo Starr in American English, admits when he first got the gig he thought he already knew all about Ringo's style. "I thought I had it down and I wasn't even close. I was playing total different inaccurate parts. It was then that I realized how deep the planning was and the mechanics of all of Ringo's drumming," he said.

Source: Chicago Tribune
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.

Official Page  Source: Best Classic Bands
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

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