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Ringo Starr

The life and times of Ringo Starr

Scout Morris

on 4 April 2011

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Ringo Starr Liverpool, 1940 July 7 "Richard Starkey" 6 years old Appendicitis left him in 2 month coma Skiffle Liverpool - 1950s "Folk music played entirely or in part on nonstandard instruments (as jugs, washboards, or Jew's harps); also : a derivative form of music formerly popular in Great Britain featuring vocals with a simple instrumental accompaniment"
Ringo & Eddie Miles - 1956 Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group erformed at the same congregation's happenings as did John Lennon's original Quarry Men 1959 - The Raving Texans feat. singer Rory Storm The name :
"Ringo" - Vast amount of rings worn
"Starr" - drum solos could be billed as "Starr Time" H
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g Rory Storm and The Hurricanes Began filling in for Beatles drummer - Pete Best (1962) Then they replaced him full time with which gave rise to... The "Loveable" Beatle The silly Beatle has
talent Feb. 11, 1965 ; Married Maureen Cox 3 children : Zak, Jason, Lee A left-handed drummer who performed on a kit conventionally set up for a right-handed player, Ringo formed a distinctive sound - not least his 'backwards' fills which were created by leading with the 'wrong' hand Various Talents Acted in films :
"A Hard Day's Night"
"Help" 'Ringoisms' - expressions coined by Starr and adopted by the band - were used by John Lennon for the titles of A Hard Day's Night and Tomorrow Never Knows Beatlemania - The United States Throughout the mid to late 1960's, Ringo and The Beatles released another five albums which helped transform popular music into a much more experimental and complex art form Tensions emerge Starr walked out during the recording of the White Album, after becoming tired of The Beatles' in-fighting Starr spent two weeks with Peter Sellers on his yacht, where he wrote Octopus's Garden. The others urged him to come back with telegrams and phone messages, and upon his return George Harrison decorated the studio with flowers saying "Welcome home".
Song writing He composed two original songs during his time with The Beatles: Don't Pass Me By and Octopus's Garden Towards the end of the decade in 1969, tensions within the band were starting to to come to a head once again, and the band split while putting together their last album Forever Friends : Ringo was the only one who remained friends with the entire group During 1970 he played drums on John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. And he also had two acting roles in the movies Candy and The Magic Christian 1970: Solo Albums Sentimental Journey and Beaucoups of Blues continued his interest in acting, appearing in the movies Blindman, 200 Motels, and That'll Be The Day. Ringo was enjoying having a good time and Mary wasn't part of the equation. They split up in 1975 A series of unfortunate events 1979, Ringo's health problems resurfaced. He had servere intestinal problems related to the illnesses he'd suffered as a child. He had to go into hospital and was at one stage very close to death
his Los Angeles home was burned down
Lost nearly all Beatles memorailia
Barbara Bach An Uphill Battle: More stryggles Death of John Lennon
Drummed on Paul McCartney's Pipes Of Peace album
Begins drinking to cope
Struggle with alcoholism gets worse Checked himself into rehab then formed Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band. The group was made up of famous musicains who would play each others songs and generally put on a fun show for audiences During the rest of the early 90's, he went on tour again with new line ups of his All Starr band, released his new album Time Takes Time, appeared at a few different charity concerts, and released Ringo Starr And The All Starr Band Volume 2. Ringo had really bounced back from his low point and was enjoying his life once again. Ringo Starr continues to play live and record with new versions of his band, and is still hugely popular among older and younger generations. His fun-loving and good natured personality, as well as his important contribution to drumming and to music, make him one of the music world's most cherished individuals. Quite simply, Ringo Starr is a living legend.
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