Ringo Starr autograph The Beatles One CD Cover
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Richard Starkey. MBE (born 7 July 1940). Known professionally as Ringo Starr. An English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Starr occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album. Including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. Plus also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden” and is credited as a co-writer of others including “What Goes On” and “Flying”.
Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood. And as a result of prolonged hospitalisations fell behind in school. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze. Developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group. Which earned several local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.
When the Beatles formed in 1960. Starkey was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm, and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with the band in the UK and Hamburg. Ringo quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. He played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. The band’s break-up in 1970. Released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy” and other number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. 1972, he released his most successful UK single. “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two.