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Friday, November 20, 2020
Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo grandson allegedly attack Tesco worker

Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson will face trial after they denied assault and affray charges following a late-night bust up in a Tesco Express store in Hampstead, north London, a court heard. A pal of theirs allegedly stole a can of beer at midnight after the shop had stopped selling alcohol, an earlier hearing was told.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Ringo wears odd-coloured socks against bullying

Ringo Starr has marked anti-bullying week by sharing a photo of himself on Instagram in which he wears odd-coloured socks. In the picture, Ringo, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, is wearing a blue tracksuit and two different-colored socks, a metaphorical image for individuality and diversity.

Source: RTE, Ireland
Friday, November 6, 2020
Ringo Starr picks his favorite song

Ringo has said his favorite Beatles song, the best they ever created, is Rain. With a bass masterclass from Paul McCartney and a vocal performance of the highest calibre from John Lennon, the song even featured backwards vocals topped off with a rousing drumming performance from Ringo that creates a beautifully mesmerising result.

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Friday, October 9, 2020
Beatles and Yoko Ono remember John Lennon

Paul McCartney has marked what would have been the 80th birthday of his late Beatles band mate John Lennon by sharing a black and white photograph of the pair together. Paul wrote, "I love this picture, it reminds me of the bond between us. Happy 80th John. Love Paul". Ringo Starr also remembered Lennon on Instagram.

Source: The Guide, Liverpool
Friday, September 18, 2020
Fans notice Ringo made big mistake about John Lennon on social media

Ringo Starr posted a confusing tweet on his Twitter account recently. Attached to a picture of John Lennon, Starr celebrated Lennon's birthday. With his post coming on September 9, many fans pointed out Starr's mistake that the great legend's birthday is actually on October 9 and that Starr was a month early.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Friday, August 28, 2020
Ringo's 1973 solo breakthrough, with a little help from you know who

Ringo Starr had released two solo albums, 1970's Sentimental Journey and, later that same year, Beaucoups of Blues, without much fanfare. He'd managed to score with two big hit singles produced by George Harrison, the #4 It Don't Come Easy in 1971 and the #9 Back Off Boogaloo the following year, both not included on albums.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, August 10, 2020
Paul McCartney on how Jeff Lynne got Ringo Starr on Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney joined forces with his former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr on his 1997 solo album, Flaming Pie, which marked one of their most significant collaborations together since the band split up in 1970. In a new interview with The Sun, McCartney revealed how Lynne was the mastermind behind the collaboration.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Video: Ringo Starr celebrates with star-studded livestream concert

On Tuesday, Ringo Starr marked his 80th birthday with his own Big Birthday Special livestream concert. Ringo took a seat at his drum kit to play a number of long-distance performances, including It Don't Come Easy, Helter Skelter with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, and a duet with Sheila E. for Come Together.

Source: iHeart Radio
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Stars wish Ringo Starr a happy birthday at 80

Ringo Starr turning 80 today is a big deal. Many fellow legends took to their social media accounts to wish the Beatles drummer a happy birthday, including Paul McCartney, Stella McCartney, Yoko Ono, Pattie Boyd, Peter Frampton, and original Beatles drummer Pete Best, who said, "Thought about it and thought why not. Happy Birthday Ringo."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, July 6, 2020
Ringo Starr says The Beatles turned down crazy reunion gig in 1976

Ringo Starr, who is 80 on Tuesday, said the iconic band was offered 50 million to reunite five years after their breakup. All four bandmates, including Paul McCartney and John Lennon, discussed the offer. But a wrestling match between a man and a shark was to be the warm-up act, which put off the Fab Four.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The #1 singles of 1971 include former Beatles

In 1971, only 3 songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. No less than 31 singles reached #1 that year, including a nifty feat by the members of the Beatles. Singles that year included George Harrison's My Sweet Lord, John Lennon's Imagine, Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey and Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Ringo Starr's 80th birthday event to include Paul McCartney performance

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with a special show that will air on AXS TV and on Starr's YouTube channel. The legend will be joined, most prominently, by Paul McCartney. Others announced for the July 7 event include Starr's brother-in-law Joe Walsh, plus Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E and Ben Harper.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Ringo offering chance for 15-minute Zoom chat with him on his 80th birthday

Ringo Starr turns 80 on July 7, and he's offering the opportunity to win a 15-minute Zoom chat with him that day for one person and a friend while raising money for charity. The contest will be hosted by the Omaze fundraising website. The sweepstakes winner also will receive a unique piece of artwork created by Ringo.

Source: KFLN, Wilmar, MN
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, 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

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