Ringo Starr is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor born on 7 July 1940, In Liverpool, England.
He is the son of Richard Starkey and his wife Elsie. His parents divorced in 1944 when Ringo was four years old.
In 1965, He married his first wife Maureen Tigrett, They had three children together, Zak, Jason, and Lee. In 1975, the couple had divorced. On 27 April 1981, He married an actress, Barbara Bach.
After his parents divorced, His mother had taken a number of jobs to make ends meet. At the age of 6, developed appendicitis and fell into a coma for three days. He recovered completely only after a year. After discharge from a hospital, His mother did not allow him to go to school.
He had been briefly employed to British Rail but he had not been able to pass the physical examination. He had been out of work and had been given unemployment benefits. Then, He did a number of odd jobs and sometimes around 1956, He had worked as an apprentice machinist with an equipment manufacturer. Later he had started his musical career in a Skiffle band and took the nickname ‘Ringo’ because he wore a number of rings. Later, he had joined the ‘Al Caldwell’s’, ‘Texans’ Skiffle group and then finally settled for the band, ‘Rory Storm and the Hurricanes’. In 1960, He met a Liverpool band ‘The Beatles’ and joined them, and after two years later, replacing the-then drummer, Pete Best. In 1962, He had started his first professional recording experience with the Beatle. He had recorded his first singles “Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You”. With their first album, ‘The Beatles’ had already created a frenzy, leading to ‘Beatlemania’. Starr had also made a rare appearance on lead vocals for the song, ‘Boys’ on the album. After a brief illness, In 1966, In their seventh album ‘Revolver’, He had been given only one single in the album as a lead singer titled ‘Yellow Submarine’. In 1970, He had been leaving the group and had worked with one of the greatest groups in musical history and also ended with the group’s break up. From 1970, He had started his career as a solo artist and made his debut solo album ‘Sentimental Journey’, In the next year he had decided to experiment with country music for the album ‘Beaucoup of Blues’. Then he had recorded some other albums such as ‘Ringo the 4th’, ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’, and ‘Bad Boy’. In 1975, He had founded his record label company, ‘Ring O’ Records’. In 1981, He starred in the comedy film ‘Caveman’ with his wife. He had also hosted the children’s series ‘Thomas & Friends’. In 1990, He had released his first official live album, ‘Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’. After two years in 1992, he had released his first studio album ‘Time Takes Time’. In 2003, He had formed ‘Pumpkinhead Records’ with his all Starr band member, Mark Hudson. In 2008, He released another solo album ‘Liverpool 8’, two years later, he released another album named ‘Y Not’. In 2012, he released the album named ‘Ringo 2012’.
- His real name is Richard Starkey.
- He is also called a bit of an artist.
- In 1973, His third solo album ‘Ringo’ had been released by Apple Records, which had been placed at the number 2 position on the billboard 200. In the United Kingdom, the album had been certified “Gold” by the BPI.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1971, He received the Academy Award.
- In 2010, He honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- In 2013, He had been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.
What can we learn from Him??
Like Ringo Starr, make your own rules and follow it. never think about other people’s opinion.