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Sir Richard Starkey MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Starr occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends”. He also wrote and sang the Beatles songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of four others.
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. Upon his discharge in May 1948, his mother allowed him to stay at home, causing him to miss school. He attended St. Silas, a Church of England primary school, and then Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School.
However, due to a string of illnesses and hospitalizations, he fell behind his peers and became ineligible for the 11-plus qualifying examination that was a prerequisite for attendance at a grammar school. After his recovery, he decided against continuing formal education and directly entered the workforce.
Ringo Starr Age
His present age is 81 as of 2021.
Ringo Starr Height
Ringo Starr is a handsome singer standing at the height of 5 feet 6 inches. His bodyweight measures 68 Kg.
Ringo Starr Nationality
His nationality is British and his ethnicity is Mixed as he is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. Cancer is his Zodiac sign and he has a belief in Christianity religion.
Ringo Starr Parents
His father’s name is Richard Starkey (1913–1981) and his mother’s name is Elsie Gleave (1914–1987). His dad and mom, both are confectioners. Following his parent’s divorce, his mother took up a number of jobs to make ends meet.
Ringo Starr Siblings
His siblings are Zak Starkey, Lee Starkey and Jason Starkey.
Ringo Starr Career
He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends”. Moreover, he wrote and sang the Beatles songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others.
Before breaking out as a drummer, he used to work for the British Rail and even served as a machinist at an equipment manufacturer in his hometown of Liverpool. In 1957, he co-founded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll around early 1958. When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best.
In addition to the Beatles’ films, Starr has acted in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US top-ten hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”.
He has featured in numerous documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two series of the children’s television program Thomas & Friends, and portrayed “Mr. Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. He has toured with thirteen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
He was inducted into the ‘Modern Drummer Hall of Fame’ in 1998 and was appointed a ‘Knight Bachelor’ in 2018 for his contribution to music.
Ringo Starr Wife
Ringo Starr is a married man and he has been married twice till now. Firstly, he married Maureen Cox in 1965. The couple divorced exactly a decade later in 1975. Sadly, Maureen died on December 30, 1994.
Ringo Starr Children
The couple had three children together; Zak, Jason, and Lee.
Ringo has 8 grandchildren – 1 from Zak, 4 from Jason, and 3 from Lee. After meeting actress Barbara Bach on the sets of the movie, ‘Caveman’ in 1980, he fell in love with her. T
Ringo Starr Net Worth
As of 2022, the net worth of Ringo Starr is believed to have $290 Million. His monthly salary is $3 Million as per sources and his annual income is more than $20 Million.
His source of wealth comes from the music industry. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings at present. In 2020, he was cited as the wealthiest drummer in the world, with a net worth of $350 million.