Ringo Starr | The Beatles | Transformation From 1 To 77 Years Old

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Birthday: July 7, 1940
Nationality: British
Famous: Quotes By Ringo Starr Left Handed
Also Known As: Richard Starkey
Sun Sign: Cancer
Age: 77 Years
Born In: Dingle, Liverpool, England
Famous As: Drummer
Height: 1.68 M
Spouse/Ex-: Barbara Bach - Maureen Starkey Tigrett
Father: Richard Starkey
Mother: Elsie
Personality: ESFP
Net Worth: $350 Million As Of Apr 23, 2017
Ringo Starr is a famous English musician, songwriter and singer, best-known as the drummer of the famous band, ‘The Beatles’. Though he suffered from illnesses for most part of his childhood, his poor medical condition inspired him to create a mark in the world of ‘rock and roll’. When ‘The Beatles’ was formed, he was a member of another band called ‘Rory Storm and the Hurricanes’. After receiving moderate acclaim with that group, he joined ‘The Beatles’, replacing Pete Best – it was a move that changed his life for good! With his inclusion in the group, the band peaked with their albums on most international music charts and although his contribution to music with the band was not lauded as expected, he at least became a well-recognized figure on his own. Apart from music, this famous personality has been featured in a number of documentaries, television shows and has also hosted the television series, ‘Thomas & Friends’. He is also the founder of a supergroup called ‘Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’.
Childhood & Early Life
Richard Starkey was born on July 7, 1940 to Elsie and Richard Starkey, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. By the time he turned four, the family moved to another neighborhood. However, his parents separated and divorced in a year.
Following his parents’ divorce, his mother took up a number of jobs to make ends meet. However, tragedy struck when young Starkey, aged 6, developed appendicitis and fell into a coma for three days. He recovered completely only after a year.
After his discharge from the hospital in 1948, his mother did not allow him to go to school and till the age of 8, the young boy was unschooled. As a result of his gap year, he was alienated at school and fared poorly in academics.
In 1953, disaster once again struck the family, when he contracted tuberculosis and was admitted to an infirmary for nearly two years. In order to stimulate motor activity and enhance quicker recovery, the hospital encouraged patients to join the hospital band and indulge in music. This was when he began to develop interest in drumming.
Meanwhile, in 1953, his mother married an ex-Londoner, Harry Graves, who introduced young Starkey to soundtracks by Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Shore and Billy Daniels. After he was discharged from the hospital, he chose not to return to school and preferred to stay at home instead, listening to music and learning it.
He was briefly employed with the British Rail, but since he was unable to pass the physical examination, he was out of work and was given unemployment benefits.
He then did a number of odd-jobs and sometime around the 1956, he worked as an apprentice machinist with an equipment manufacturer. While he worked there, he became friends with Roy Trafford, who shared an equal passion for music like him.
He began his musical career in a Skiffle band and took the nickname, ‘Ringo’, because of the number of rings he wore. He joined Al Caldwell’s, ‘Texans’ Skiffle group and then finally settled for the band, ‘Rory Storm and the Hurricanes’. By now, he had fully adopted the stage name; ‘Ringo Starr’ and his drum solos were allocated as ‘Starr Time’.
In 1960, he met a Liverpool band, ‘The Beatles’ and joined them two years later, replacing the-then drummer, Pete Best. He was soon on the path of success with his new band members, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney.
In 1962, Starr had his first professional recording experience with the Beatles. They recorded their first single, ‘Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You’ and followed this with ‘Please Please Me’ the next year. With their first album, ‘The Beatles’ had already created frenzy, leading to ‘Beatlemania’.
Starr also made a rare appearance on lead vocals for the song, ‘Boys’ on the album. In the early 1960s, the group was already making headlines across the Atlantic and took their music to the big screen with a comical documentary film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, in 1964, where Starr had an acting role.
In 1965, for ‘Help!’ a film venture, Starr was once again given a chance to prove his acting abilities and also provided the vocals for thesingle ‘Act Naturally’. He gained immense praise from critics for his poker-faced one-liners and silent scenes, though he was not very well-acknowledged by fans like the other members of the band.
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