Ringo Starr Information
Ringo Starr, birth name Richard Starkey, was the drummer for the Beatles. He joined them in 1962 in place of Pete Best. Starr is credited as transforming the drummerâ€™s role in a band. In addition to his talent with the instrument, he also sang vocals on songs like â€œYellow Submarineâ€ and â€œWith A Little Help From My Friends,â€ and co-wrote and wrote songs, â€œWhat Goes Onâ€ and â€œOctopus Gardenâ€ included.
Readers of Rolling Stone chose him as the fifth best drummer of all-time in 2011. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Beatles and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been on TV Shows and in movies, such as The Simpsons, the Beatlesâ€™ A Hard Dayâ€™s Night and Yellow Submarine, and his own film, Born to Boogie.
Starr has 17 solo albums that include, Sentimental Journey, Ringo, Goodnight Vienna, and Time Takes Time. On January 31, 2012, he released his new album Ringo 2012.
Since 1989, Starr has toured along with his All-Starr band. There have been 13 different bands, notable members including Joe Walsh, Clarence Clemons, Mark Rivera, and Rod Argent. The most current band involves Starr as drums and vocals, Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Mark Rivera, and Greg Bissonette.
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band have made ten albums together since 1990. On their concert tours, they perform songs from the Beatles, hits from Starrâ€™s solo career, as well as songs from each of the membersâ€™ solo careers.
The 2012 25-date tour will kick off in Niagara Falls, ON on June 14-15 and will continue on throughout various locations in the U.S.