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Ringo Starr

Also known as

Ринго Стар, Ринго Старр, Ringo Starr, Ringo Starr, Ringo Starr, Ringo Starr, Ringo Starr

Musical genres

Rock music, Pop music, Psychedelic rock, World music

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940) better 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 became the Beatles' drummer in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured as 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"), as co-writer of the song "What Goes On" and writer of "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden".
As drummer for the Beatles, Starr was musically creative, and his contribution to the band's music has received high praise from notable drummers in more recent times. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills", technically limited by being a left-handed person playing a right-handed kit. Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr

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  • The Beatles
  • The Plastic Ono Band
  • Jerry Lee Lewis and Ringo Starr
  • Rory Storm and the Hurricanes
  • Ringo Starr All-Starr Band
  • Ringo (1973)
    Ringo Starr

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