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Ringo Starr

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He became The Beatles' drummer in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured as lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", and The Beatles version of "Act Naturally"), as co-writer with the song "What Goes On" and primary writer with "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden". As drummer for The Beatles, Starr was musically creative, and his contribution to the band's music has received high praise from notable drummers in more recent times. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills", technically limited by being a left-handed person playing a right-handed kit. Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr "composed unique, stylistic drum parts for The Beatles songs". In 2011, Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by Rolling Stone readers, behind drummers such as John Bonham, Keith Moon and Neil Peart. Starr is the most documented and critically acclaimed actor-Beatle, playing a central role in several Beatles films, and appearing in numerous other movies, both during and after his career with The Beatles. After The Beatles' break-up in 1970, Starr achieved solo musical success with several singles and albums, and recorded with each of his fellow ex-Beatles as they too developed their post-Beatle musical careers. He has also been featured in a number of TV documentaries, hosted TV shows, and narrated the first two series of the children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. He currently tours with the All-Starr Band.


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Born:
Jul 7, 1940 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
69
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mersey Sound 1963-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution 2017-06-03
Known For
Filmography
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie Free to Rock 2017-05-01
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Himself 2016-06-03
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Himself 2016-09-15
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony Himself 2015-05-30
Movie The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed Fibonacci Sequins 2014-01-20
Movie Ringo at the Ryman himself 2013-03-22
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2013-02-18
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself 2012-10-05
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself 2011-02-09
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself 2011-09-02
Movie A Concert by the Lake Himself 2010-02-16
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Live at the Greek Theatre 2008 Self 2010-07-27
Movie Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories 2010-01-20
Movie Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself (archive footage) 2010-10-26
Movie All You Need Is Klaus Himself 2010-10-02
Movie Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley Thomas the Tank Engine (voice) 2009-11-13
Movie Beatles, The Journey Drums Vocal 2008-03-18
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live 2006 Self 2008-07-08
Movie Ringo Starr: Off the Record Himself 2008-05-02
Movie All Together Now Himself 2008-10-20
Movie The Who: Amazing Journey - The Story of The Who Himself 2007-09-14
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself 2007-10-14
Movie Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band: Tour 2003 Self 2004-09-21
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of James Narrator 2002-03-05
Movie Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie Concert for George Himself 2002-11-29
Movie Thomas & Friends: Best Of Thomas Narrator 2001-01-01
Movie The Best of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band So Far... Himself 2001-10-23
Movie Thomas and Friends: Best of Percy Narrator 2001-07-24
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Self 1990-10-09
Series Shining Time Station 1989-01-29
Movie Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Himself 1988-10-07
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Movie Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
Movie Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session himself 1985-10-15
Movie Alice in Wonderland The Mock Turtle 1985-12-09
Movie Give My Regards to Broad Street Ringo 1984-11-28
Series Princess Daisy Robin Valerian 1983-11-06
Movie The Compleat Beatles Himself (archive) 1982-10-01
Movie Caveman Atouk 1981-04-17
Movie The Who: The Kids Are Alright Himself 1979-06-24
Movie Sextette Laslo Karolny 1978-03-03
Movie Ringo Ringo Starr / Ognir Rrats 1978-04-25
Movie The Last Waltz Himself 1978-05-01
Movie Lisztomania The Pope 1975-10-10
Movie Son of Dracula Merlin, the Magician 1974-04-12
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Himself 1973-01-01
Movie That'll Be The Day Mike 1973-05-13
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-03-23
Movie 200 Motels Larry the Dwarf / Frank Zappa 1971-11-10
Movie The Point! Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice) 1971-02-02
Movie Blindman Candy 1971-11-15
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent 1969-01-29
Movie The Magic Christian Youngman Grand, Esq. 1969-12-12
Movie Yellow Submarine Himself 1968-07-17
Movie Candy Emmanuel 1968-12-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Talkative Magician (as The Beatles) 1967-12-25
Movie Help! Ringo 1965-07-29
Movie A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-06
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10