Ringo Starr (The Beatles) - A Short Biography

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Sir Richard Starkey, professionally known as Ringo Starr, is an English singer and musician. He gained international fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

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DOB & Age

Ringo Starr, born on July 7, 1940, is 82 years old now. He is from Liverpool, England.

Parents

Ringo Starr is the son of Richard Starkey (1913–81) and Elsie Gleave (1914-87).

Height & Weight

Ringo Starr is 5 feet, 6 inches (168 cm) tall & weighs around 141 pounds (64 kg).

Education

Ringo attended Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School but dropped out after suffering from several illnesses.

Career

Ringo started his career with his own co-founded band, Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, in 1957.

In 1960, he became one of the members of the Liverpool based music group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.

On August, 1962, Ringo Starr joined the Beatles as a drummer, replacing Pete Best.

After the breakup of the Beatles, Ringo released 20 studio albums. His first solo album was "Sentimental Journey."

Marriage

Ringo Starr married twice in his life. He first married with Maureen Starkey Tigrett (1965-75) & second with Barbara Bach (1981).

Children

Ringo Starr is the father of three children. Zak Starkey (1965), Jason Starkey (1967) & Lee Starkey (1970).

Net Worth

The Beatles famed drummer, Ringo Starr has a wealth of around $350 million.

Major Awards

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1988, 2015), Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (1999).

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