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Ringo Starr to Guest Star on Cartoon Special

A former Beatle just made it OK to spend your free time watching cartoons. Then again, his band has some history with the subject.

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Tom Petty and Ringo Starr Play on Benmont Tench Solo Song

He’s been one of rock’s premier sidemen for nearly 40 years. Now Benmont Tench, the keyboardist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is stepping into the spotlight with his debut single, and he's brought along some old friends.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr’s ‘Ringo’ Features (Sort-Of) Beatles Reunion

This was the closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon's lifetime, and the buzz catapulted Ringo Starr's third solo album to the top of the charts. 'Ringo,' released in the U.K. on Nov 23, 1973, would become Starr's lone platinum release.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Lead Star-Studded Beatles Tribute

On Feb. 9, 2014, CBS will mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in a big way.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Rejoins the Beatles

On Aug. 22, 1968, Ringo Starr had enough of his bandmates' constant bickering. So he packed up his drumsticks and walked out of the Beatles' chaotic recording sessions for their upcoming double album, 'The Beatles' (better known as 'The White Album'). And he planned to stay away for good.

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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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51 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Joins the Beatles

Only two days after Pete Best was fired as the drummer of the Beatles, the group performed their first official gig with Ringo Starr. The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead - a ferry 'cross the Mersey away from Liverpool - on Aug. 18, 1962.

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35 Years Ago: ‘Ringo’ TV Special Airs

In April 1978, Ringo Starr was behind an hour-long TV special simply called 'Ringo.' Built around a 'Prince and the Pauper'-style premise, the show looked a lot like many other variety programs from the era. Right down to its eternal cheesiness.

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Joe Walsh ‘Cooking Up Something’ With Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr + More

It's not clear what Joe Walsh is working on exactly, but the lineup he's assembled is certainly intriguing. The Eagles guitarist teased fans with a photo that indicates something very cool will be coming soon.

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Ringo Starr to Appear on New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Special

Few things seemed more incongruous on children's television in 1989 than Ringo Starr's time on PBS' show, 'Shining Time Station' (apart, of course, from when George Carlin took over for Ringo a year later). Starr is about to make the year spent as 'Mr. Conductor' look perfectly normal later this year when he lends his talents to a Cartoon Network special of 'The Powerpuff Girls.'

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Ringo Starr’s All Star Performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Coming to DVD

Last July Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday with a stage full of players familar to fans of rock and country music. This star-studded performance will now be released on DVD. Look for 'Ringo at the Ryman' to arrive on March 11.

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Harry Nilsson’s ‘The Point’ Released on DVD with Help from Ringo Starr

Harry Nilsson was one of a kind. Ace songwriter, amazing singer and outrageous drinking comrade to the stars are just a few of the fine things on his resume. In 1971, he recorded an album called 'The Point,' which accompanied an animated film of the same name. Just in time for the holidays, MVD has just released the 'Definitive Collector's Edition' of 'The Point.' The film has been remastered and features 25 minutes of bonus material.

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