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Legendary actor, Ringo Starr, was born Richard Starkey on Jul 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England. As of December 2019, Ringo Starr was 79 years old.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Starr was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Ringo Starr Quotes:

George: What's the matter with you, then?
Ringo: It's his grandfather. I can tell he doesn't like me. It's cause I'm little.
George: Ah, you've got an inferiority complex, you have.
Ringo: Yeah, I know, that's why I play the drums - it's me active compensatory factor.


[after a failed attempt to steal Ringo's ring]
Ringo: Hey! You've been messing about with me in my kip!
John: Eh?
Ringo: No, I mean, you know, with a fishing rod.
John: I wouldn't touch it with a plastic one. What are you doing on the floor?
Ringo: I'm tired.


Norm: [sees Paul's grandfather for the first time] Hey...
George, Paul, John, Ringo: [in unison] Who's that little old man?
Norm: Well, who is he?
Ringo: He belongs to Paul.


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Ringo Starr Facts
During April 1963 Ringo purchased a slightly used drum kit at "Drum City" a local outlet. In exchange for payment, Brian Epstein agreed to paste the distributor's "dropped T" logo as well as the manufacturer's name, "Ludwig " on the drum. The logo, the "large T" in Beatles, was adopted into their trade mark in 1969.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles on January 20, 1988.

The Beatles had several drummers before Starr joined. Pete Best had been with them for two years, when he was fired after failing the band's audition for George Martin at EMI.

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