Ringo Starr

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Perform at Grammys
On Jan. 26, the Beatles will be honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award. And now it looks like the band’s two surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will perform on the show. However, the press release accompanying the news says only that “each will p…
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. Ringo Starr will voice a character and sing a new song in a Powerpuff Girls comeback special, which will air on Jan. 20 on Cartoon Network. The episode is titl…
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. The song, ‘Blonde Girl, Blue Dress,’ …
That Time a Ringo Starr Album Sorta Included a Beatles Reunion
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube The closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio during John Lennon‘s lifetime was on Ringo, Ringo Starr’s third solo album. It was released in the U.K. on Nov. 23, 1973, and soared to the top of the charts and became the drummer&…
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…
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 Rin…
51 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Joins the Beatles
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube 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 A…
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. Condu…