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Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr, 1st US Concert, Feb 1964
Ringo Starr, 1st US Concert, Feb 1964
Background information
Birth nameRichard Starkey
Also known asRingo Starr
Born7 July 1940 (1940-07-07) (age 73)
Liverpool, England, UK
GenresRock, pop, psychedelic rock, world
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, actor
InstrumentsDrums, vocals, percussion, keyboards, guitar
Years active1957–present
LabelsParlophone, United Artists,
Capitol, Apple, Swan, Vee-Jay,
Tollie, Atlantic, RCA, Mercury, Koch,
Private Music, Boardwalk, Rykodisc
Associated actsThe Beatles, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Plastic Ono Band
WebsiteRingoStarr.com
Notable instruments
Ludwig Super Classic Drumset
Ludwig Black Oyster Pearl Drumset
First and foremost I am a drummer. After that, I'm other things.... But I didn't play drums to make money. I played drums because I loved them.... My soul is that of a drummer.... It came to where I had to make a decision — I was going to be a drummer. Everything else goes now. I play drums. It was a conscious moment in my life when I said the rest of things were getting in the way. I didn't do it to be come rich and famous, I did it because it was the love of my life.

—Ringo Starr, The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers by Max Weinberg and Robert Santelli, 1984


Boy Ringo.


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