Biography

Richard Starkley, known all over the world as Ringo Starr, was born in Liverpool in 1940. The future actor and artist – most of all famous for his being the drummer for The Beatles – had week health, which made him fall behind in school. Starkley got involved in music and organized his first band in 1957. In 1959, he was nicknamed Ringo Starr by other musicians. In 1960, he became the member of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes, sometimes changing Pete Best on drums in The Beatles. In 1962, he became the full-right percussionist in that rock band. It was he, who made significant the talent of the drummer in the band with the help of his unusual technique and creative percussion solos. Moreover, Ringo's pleasant baritone decorated several hits by The Beatles. The artist was also the soul of the band, eliminating conflicts between the other band members. Starr was the only from the Liverpool quartet to visit Lennon's widow - Yoko Ono - after his murder and sooth her.

Starr started his solo career, which lasts successfully until now, when The Beatles disbanded. Ringo writes a big part of his material – the artist tried himself in composing in The Beatles. It is also a firm fact that several his constant phrases inspired Lennon for the composition of such hits as A Hard Day's Night and Tomorrow Never Knows. Soon Starr recorded two albums - Sentimental Journey and Beaucoups Of Blues. Both were released in 1970, the first one featured rock material, while on the second disc Ringo tried himself in blues. The listeners remembered such bright off –album single as Back Off Boogaloo, and three hits from the full-length titled Ringo - It Don't Come Easy, Photograph and You're Sixteen. In 1971, Starr organized his own design company, which makes things in the avant-garde style. The album of 1976, titled Ringo's Rotogravure contained the single A Dose of Rock And Roll. It led the musician to the idea of a style change. The performer came to qualitative pop music after the record of Ringo The 4th, which was fulfilled in the mixture of pop and disco of 70's.

In 80s, Starr did not create much. However, around that time he managed to give up drinking. In 1989, he put the start to the glorious all over the world shows with his All-Starr Band. During these shows, Ringo performs with big names, playing a wide range of material. One can see him both standing at the microphone and sitting before the drums. He led the ninth such show in 2006. In 1992, after a nine-year break, Starr recorded a wonderful album Time Takes Time. In 1997, he took part in work over the disc Flaming Pie by Paul McCartney. In 2005, Ringo commemorated deceased George Harrison with the tribute Never Without You on his work Ringorama of 2005. In 2007, he released the best songs collection Photograph: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr. In 2008, the Liverpool 8 album saw light after a delay – the quarrel with its co-producer and Ringo's friend Mark Hudson became the reason for the late release. Starr re-produced the disc with Dave Stewart and issued it in January 2008. The work is done in the best Starr's traditions and features qualitative pop songs, narrating about love and the nostalgia for 60's. Ringo’s new studio work titled Y Not was released in 2010.

Studio Albums

Ringo Starr, Ringo 2012 mp3Ringo 2012
2012
  • Rock & Roll
  • Pop Rock
Ringo Starr, Y Not mp3Y Not
2010
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Liverpool 8 mp3Liverpool 8
Unlike Ringo Starr's previous works new album Liverpool 8 has proved to be more lyrical and at times heavier and in many respects reflects his personal feelings. All the songs have been written with the participation of Ringo Starr's band Roundheads
2008
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Choose Love mp3Choose Love
2005
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Ringo Rama mp3Ringo Rama
2003
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
Ringo Starr, I Wanna Be Santa Claus mp3I Wanna Be Santa Claus
1999
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Vertical Man mp3Vertical Man
1998
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Ringo mp3Ringo
1991
  • Pop/Rock
Ringo Starr, Old Wave mp3Old Wave
1983
  • Rock
  • Rock & Roll
Ringo Starr, Ringo the 4th mp3Ringo the 4th
1977
  • Pop
  • Disco
Ringo Starr, Ringo's Rotogravure mp3Ringo's Rotogravure
1976
  • Baroque Pop
  • Pop
Ringo Starr, Sentimental Journey mp3Sentimental Journey
1970
  • Standards
  • Traditional Pop

Compilation albums