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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.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
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.

Official Page  Source: Best Classic Bands
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
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
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ringo announces All Starr Tour 2008 Photo Contest

Have you been coveting your picture of Ringo and his All-Star Starr band captured from the recent All-Star tour? Ringo wants YOU, his loyal fans, to submit photos taken from his 2008 All-Star tour. Ringo will hand pick his favorite photo to be featured on his official website, Ringostarr.com.

Source: Beatles News

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