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Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr (2007).jpg
Ringo Starr in 2007
Background information
Birth nameRichard Starkey II[1]
Also known asRingo Starr
Born7 July 1940 (1940-07-07) (age 80)
Liverpool, England
GenresRock, rock and roll, country
Occupation(s)Actor, musician
InstrumentsDrums, voice
Years active1957-present
Associated actsThe Beatles

Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey II on 7 July 1940) is an English musician and actor. He is most famous as a member of the Beatles. He joined the group in 1962 as a replacement for their first drummer Pete Best. He quickly became well-liked and very popular. He sang lead on some of the band's songs including "Yellow Submarine", "Act Naturally", "Don't Pass Me By", and "Octopus's Garden".

After the group broke up he became a solo artist; his songs included "It Don't Come Easy", "Photograph" (written with George Harrison), "You're Sixteen" (featuring Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson), and "Only You (And You Alone)" (with John Lennon and again with Nilsson).

Starr acted in several movies aside from the ones he did with the Beatles, including The Magic Christian (1969), That'll Be The Day (1973), Caveman (1980), and the role of Mr. Conductor on the children's show Shining Time Station, during its first season (1989). (Comedian George Carlin later took over the role). He also narrated the children's show Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends for the first two seasons (1984). He also made a movie with the Beatles called A Hard Day's Night in 1964


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  1. Barratt, Nick (23 November 2006). "Family detective: Ringo Starr". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 June 2010.

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