Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He joined the Beatles in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his drumming, Starr is featured on lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", and the Beatles' version of "Act Naturally"). He is credited as a co-writer of the songs "What Goes On", "Flying", and "Dig It" and as the sole writer of "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden".
[Manchester Evening News] - He has something of an 'ink-fatuation' with the Beatles – with 11 tattoos of McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all over his body. Phil said: "It was my dream to get Paul's autograph as a tattoo. As I was going up to the stage to
[The Independent] - Ringo Starr was performing there when he got the call from Paul McCartney asking him to join The Beatles. McCartney made his live debut at Butlin's Filey. Jimmy Tarbuck, Des O'Connor and Roy Hudd worked as red coats, the camps' chirpy
[Contactmusic.com] - Meanwhile Paul finds it "unbelievable" the music of The Beatles - which included the late John Lennon and George Harrison, as well as Ringo Starr - lives on and continues to connect with younger generations. He told The Sun: "It is amazing that the
[The Guardian] - Well, a good story needs one of the following: knobbly knees, women in swimsuits, donkeys or Ringo Starr. The Butlin's story has all four. The knobbly knees came in competitions to find the knobbliest – which was what the men did while the women were
[Lick Library News] - Other rumours for the opening ceremony have included The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney (Ringo Starr has already denied any plans for the duo to play together due to his own tour schedule), and Queen.