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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
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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