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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, May 6, 2020
Rare Paul McCartney/Ringo Starr demo could fetch up to 20,000 at auction

An unheard track by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recorded after the Beatles split is heading for auction. Angel In Disguise could be the only song co-written Paul and Ringo, according to auctioneers. Former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince is selling the cassette, which is expected to fetch up to 20,000 (about $24,650).

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Ringo Starr has picked his favorite song by The Beatles

Ringo Starr is adamant about his favorite Beatles song and it is a rarity that you wouldn't expect. About the song Rain, classified by Ringo as being the band's magnum opus, he said, "I feel as though that was someone else playing. I was possessed! I think it's the best out of all the records I've ever made."

Source: Far Out Magazine, UK
Happy birthday Klaus Voormann

Today marks the 82nd birthday of author, artist and musician Klaus Voormann. The the co-author of Hamburg Days and a contributor to From Hamburg to Hollywood, Klaus played bass with Yoko Ono in the Plastic Ono band, arranged one of the songs on Ringo Starr's first album, Sentimental Journey, which had its 50th anniversary last week.

Source: Genesis Publications
Friday, March 27, 2020
Ringo Starr moves 2020 All Starr Band tour to 2021

Ringo Starr has announced that he is rescheduling his 2020 North American tour with his All Starr Band to 2021, citing concern and caution for the well being of fans, crew and staff due to the Covid-19 crisis. "This is very difficult for me," said Starr. "In 30 years I think I've only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour."

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Monday, March 9, 2020
Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson waiting for trial

Liam Gallagher's son and Ringo Starr's grandson will have to wait until 2021 before they stand trial for allegedly attacking a Tesco worker in a row over booze. Gene Appleton Gallagher and Sonny Starkey, both 18, were arrested on May 17, last year, following a late-night incident at a Tesco Express in Hampstead, London.

Source: The Mirror, UK
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
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Brazilian Beatles fan wins Ringo photo contest

On July 3, Ricardo Martinelli de Medeiros flew all the way to Hollywood, Florida from Brazil to see Ringo Starr perform live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. When Ringo posted an announcement about the concert photo contest on his official website last year, Ricardo says, "I thought, Let's try, why not?"

Source: Beatles News

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