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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.

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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.

Source: Social Articles Tracking & PR
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
It's Official: Ringo Starr knighted in UK honors list

Arise, Sir Ringo! Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list. Ringo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988 and again in 2015 for his solo career. The biannual honors list is released on the Queen's official birthday in June and at the end of each year.

Related Articles  Source: Reuters, UK
Monday, December 25, 2017
Ringo Starr to receive Knighthood

53 years after receiving an MBE in 1965, with the Beatles, Ringo Starr has been selected to be knighted. The honor, "for services to music and charity," which the U.K. newspaper The Sun revealed in its early editions on Sunday, will be formally announced next week when Buckingham Palace announces Queen Elizabeth II's New Years Honours.

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Ringo's back beat: You can't lose it

In some older Beatles biographies, Ringo was hardly mentioned. There are countless books on The Beatles, plus many on John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and even a few for George Harrison, but the number of books devoted to Ringo can be counted on one hand. But of late, there seems to be a new appreciation for our favorite drummer.

Source: Beatlefan Blog
Monday, December 11, 2017

Ringo Starr albums get vinyl reissues

Two Ringo Starr albums, 1973's Ringo and 1974's Goodnight Vienna, have been remastered for worldwide reissue vinyl. Both albums, remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering, will be released on January 19, 2018. In addition, Ringo's 1999 Christmas album, I Wanna Be Santa Claus, has been released on vinyl for the first time ever.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, December 4, 2017
Paul McCartney's 1964 Aston Martin DB5 auctions for 1.3m

On Friday, an anonymous bidder paid 1,345,500 (about $1,810,750) at auction for a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, once owned by Paul McCartney, who bought it for 3,800 in the summer of 1964. Also, a 1966 Mini Coopers S that was adapted to carry Ringo Starr's drum kit went under the hammer for 102,300 (about $137,675).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Ringo Starr Announces All Starr Band 2018 dates

Ringo Starr announced today a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay. The former Men at Work frontman previously performed with the lineup in 2008. Joining for the first time is 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Video: Ringo Starr plays Yellow Submarine in bed

Each year, children with cancer spend their holidays in bed. To show solidarity and raise funds, the Bedstock online music festival has recruited A-list stars to perform songs from their own beds. This year, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band sung Yellow Submarine while in bed, ending with Ringo wishing everyone Peace and Love.

Source: Radio.com News
Monday, November 27, 2017
People are finally recognizing Ringo Starr as one of rock's great drummers

For decades, he was a figure of fun. But of all the things you might think of Ringo Starr for, wry comic relief, cute off-key singing on Yellow Submarine, his ability to get along with everyone in a group that eventually disintegrated, you might not think of him as a drummer, the same way you'd think of Keith Moon or Charlie Watts as a drummer.

Source: LA Weekly
Monday, November 20, 2017
Fans hope Ringo Starr gives some more love to Israel

Since 1989, Starr has toured with different variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. There is now a rumor that Ringo is in advanced negotiations to perform in Israel next year. The news about a possible late spring performance by Ringo was reported by the Israel Hayom daily, and couldn't be confirmed with any local promoters.

Source: The Times of Israel

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