Ringo Starr Overview:

Legendary actor, Ringo Starr, was born Richard Starkey on Jul 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England. As of December 2023, Ringo Starr was 83 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.


Man on train: Don't take that tone with me, young man. I fought the war for your sort.
Ringo: I bet you're sorry you won.


Norm: Now you've got about an hour, but don't leave the theater. Where are you going, John?
John: [with a dancing girl] She's gonna show me her stamp collection.
Paul: [also with a girl] So's mine.
Norm: John, I'm talking to you. This final run-through is important, understand? Important!
[John snorts like a pig, then leaves]
Grandfather: I want a cup of tea!
Norm: Uh, Shake?
Shake: [reaching for a guitar] Um... I've got to adjust the decibels on the imbalance, Norm.
Norm: Clever. George?
[George puts his fingers in his ears]
Norm: Ringo, look after him, will you?
Ringo: Ah, Norm!
Norm: Do I have to raise my voice?
Ringo: All right. Come on, Granddad.
[mumbling]
Ringo: I'm a drummer, not a wet nurse, you know?


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Ringo Starr Facts
Stop and Smell the Roses was engineered and mixed by Bruce Robb in association with Bruce Robb Productions.

While recording "Stop and Smell the Roses" at Cherokee Studios, he was joined by two former Beatles and their wives. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as well as Paul and Linda McCartney came into Cherokee to collaborate with Ringo on the solo album. Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones also collaborated, adding guitar, bass, saxophone, keyboards, and back-up vocals.

Starr mystified many of his contemporaries with his practice of draping light towels over his snare drum in order to deaden the characteristic timbre of his instrument. He famously removed the front skin of his bass drum and stuffed the cavity with cushions to deepen the punch of the bass sound.

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