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Latest news as of Saturday, June 23, 2018

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
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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
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  Related Articles  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

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