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Ringo was born, on 7th July 1940, in Liverpool, England
His real name is Richard Starkey, Ringo is a nickname
He became famous as the Drummer of the Beatles
He wasn't the Beatles original Drummer
He use to play in various groups in Liverpool
Most famously, he played in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, before joining the Beatles
Ringo is an only child
He was effected by life threatening illnesses during childhood
He fell behind at school, and was hospitalised multiple times
He eventually left school in 1955
His first job was at British Rail
In 1957, he joined his first band, Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group
His mother was called Elsie, and his father was called Richard
His parents split up, when Ringo was young
Ringo joined the Beatles in August 1962
He first performed with the band, on the 18th August 1962
Beatle fans at the time, weren't happy with Ringo being appointed the drummer. George Harrison received a black eye from upset fans
Ringo's first recording session as a member of the Beatles, took place on 4th September 1962
George Martin, thought he was crazy and couldn't play, because he was trying, to play the percussion and the drums at the same time
For their second recording session with Starr, which took place on 11 September 1962, George Martin replaced him with session drummer Andy White, the song was Love Me Do
By November 1962, Starr had been accepted by Beatles fans, who were now calling for him to sing songs
He was given a small percentage, of Lennon and McCartney's publishing company, Northern Songs
he derived his primary income during this period, from a one-quarter share of Beatles Limited, a corporation financed, by the band's concert earnings
Like his father, Starr became well known for his late-night dancing
During 1963, the Beatles enjoyed increasing popularity in Britain. In January, their second single, "Please Please Me", followed "Love Me Do" into the UK charts
By the end of the year, the phenomenon known as Beatlemania, had spread throughout the country, and by February 1964, the Beatles had become an international success
He performed with the Beatles, on The Ed Sullivan Show to a record 73 million viewers
In 1964, "I love Ringo" lapel pins outsold all other Beatles merchandising
When the Beatles, made their film debut, in A Hard Day's Night, Starr got praise from critics
In June, the Beatles were scheduled to tour Denmark, the Netherlands, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but Starr became ill, the day before the start of the tour
Stricken with a high-grade fever, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, he was admitted to a local hospital where he briefly stayed
Starr was discharged from the hospital, and he rejoined the band in Melbourne on 15 June
In August, when the Beatles were introduced to Bob Dylan, Starr was the first to try a cannabis cigarette, offered to the band by Dylan
On 11 February 1965, Starr married Maureen Cox, whom he had first met in 1962
He received a telephoned death threat, before a show in Montreal, and resorted to positioning his cymbals vertically, in an attempt to provide protection from would-be assassins
During recording sessions, he spent countless hours playing cards, with their road manager Neil Aspinall, and roadie Mal Evans
In August 1966, the Beatles released Revolver, their seventh UK album. The album included the song Yellow Submarine, which was the only British number one single, with Starr as the lead singer
Later that month and owing to the increasing pressures of touring, the Beatles gave their final concert, a 30-minute performance at San Francisco's Candlestick Park
By December 1966, he had moved into an upscale estate, on three acres in Saint George's Hill, called Sunny Heights
For the Beatles' 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Starr sang lead vocals on the song, With a Little Help from My Friends
During his down-time on the album, Starr worked on his guitar playing
In February 1968, Starr became the first Beatle to sing during another artist's show, without the other three present. He sang the Buck Owens hit Act Naturally, and performed a duet with Cilla Black
When the Beatles went to India, in 1968, Starr completed his first recorded Beatles song, "Don't Pass Me By", while in India
During the recording of the White Album, McCartney had harshly criticised his drumming, Starr quit the band for two weeks, taking a holiday with his family
During this holiday, an Octopus's Garden, was wrote on guitar by Ringo during the trip
He returned to the studio two weeks later, to find that Harrison, had covered his drum kit in flowers, as a welcome-back gesture
On 10th April 1970, Paul McCartney officially quit the Beatles, and fell out with Ringo and the Band, after he refused to move the release date of his solo album.
Ringo recorded his first solo album, which was released in March 1970, it peaked at number seven in the UK, and number 22 in the US.
Starr played drums, on the John Lennon Plastic Ono Band in 1970
He also played drums, on George Harrison's albums All Things Must Pass in 1970, and Living in the Material World, released in 1973, and Dark Horse, released in 1974
In 1971, Starr participated in the Concert for Bangladesh, organised by Harrison, and with him co-wrote the hit single, It Don't Come Easy, which reached number four in both the US and the UK
The following year he released his most successful UK hit, Back Off Boogaloo ,(again produced and co-written by Harrison), which peaked at number two in the UK (US number nine)
Having become friends with the English singer Marc Bolan, Starr made his directorial debut with the 1972 T. Rex documentary, Born to Boogie.
In 1973, Starr earned two number one hits in the US, "Photograph", a UK number eight hit that he co-wrote with Harrison, and "You're Sixteen", written by the Sherman Brothers
Goodnight Vienna followed in 1974, and was also successful, reaching number eight in the US and number 30 in the UK
Starr founded the record label Ring O'Records in 1975, The company signed eleven artists, and released fifteen singles and five albums between 1975 and 1978
Following Starr's repeated infidelities, Maureen and Ringo divorced in 1975
He and Maureen had three children together, Zak (born 13 September 1965), Jason (born 19 August 1967) and Lee (born 11 November 1970)
Following Lennon's murder in December 1980, Harrison modified the lyrics of a song he had originally written for Starr, "All Those Years Ago", as a tribute to their former bandmate. Released as a Harrison single in 1981, the track included Starr's drum part
Later that year, Starr released Stop and Smell the Roses
In 1980, while on the set of the film Caveman, Starr met actress Barbara Bach
Soon after the murder of John Lennon, Starr and his girlfriend Barbara, flew to New York City to be with Lennon's widow Yoko Ono
Ringo married Barbara in 1981
In 1987 he abandoned sessions in Memphis, for a planned country album, produced by Chips Moman
In 1985, Starr performed with his son Zak, as part of Artists United Against Apartheid, on the recording "Sun City"
During October and November 1988, Starr and Bach attended a detox clinic in Tucson, Arizona, each receiving a six-week treatment for alcoholism
Starr and Bach split their time between homes in Surrey; Los Angeles; and Monte Carlo.
In the Sunday Times Rich List 2011, Starr was listed at number 56 in the UK, with an estimated personal wealth of £150 million
In 2012, Starr was estimated to be the wealthiest drummer in the world
In December 2015, Starr and Bach auctioned some of their personal and professional items to the public, by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles
Highlights of the collection included, Starr's first Ludwig Black Oyster, Pearl drum kit;
During the 1965 Birthday Honours for Queen Elizabeth, Starr and the other Beatles, were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire
He and the other Beatles were cumulatively nominated, for a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer, for their performances in the 1964 film A Hard Day's Night.
The minor planet 4150 Starr, discovered on 31 August 1984, by Brian A. Skiff, at the Anderson Mesa Station, of the Lowell Observatory, was named in Starr's honour
In 2015, twenty-three years after he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as one of the Beatles, Starr became the last Beatle, to be inducted for their solo career
During the 50th Grammy Awards, Starr, George Martin and his son Giles accepted the Best Compilation Soundtrack award for Love.
On 9 November 2008, Starr accepted a Diamond Award on behalf of the Beatles, during the 2008 World Music Awards ceremony in Monaco
On 8 February 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, It is located at 1750 North Vine Street, in front of the Capitol Records building
Zak has performed with his father during some All-Starr Band tours
In total, Ringo Starr has seven grandchildren , one from Zak, three from Jason and three from Lee
In 2016, he was the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather
The overall effect of Starr's drumming for the Beatles, has received high praise from notable drummers.
In 2011, readers of Rolling Stone magazine, voted Starr as the fifth-greatest drummer of all time
Starr has said that his favourite drummer is Jim Keltner
Starr influenced Phil Collins, the drummer for Genesis, who said, I think he's vastly underrated, Ringo. The drum fills on 'A Day in the Life' are very, very complex things.
To date, Ringo has released 18 Solo Studio Albums
He has also released 10 Live albums
He has made 22 solo music videos
He has had 26 Solo Singles
As part of the Beatles, Ringo has appeared in 64 music videos
He has played on 12 studio albums
He has performed on 22 music singles
He’s a left handed drummer, but plays a right handed kit.
He regrets, not having collected much Beatles memorabilia.
He has never had pizza, curry, or onions.
He doesn’t shake hands.
He hates drum solos.
Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
His father was an avid fan of swing.
Starkey later stated that he has "no real memories" of his father, who made little effort to bond with him, visiting as few as three times thereafter.