- Also Known As:
- Ringo, Richard Starkey
- Date of Birth:
- July 7, 1940
- 5' 6"
Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey in London, England on July 7, 1940) was a musician who played the drums for the Beatles, and sang lead vocals on many of their hits including “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” However, his success wasn’t just with the Beatles, as he also released 17 solo albums after the band broke up un 1970, and created the record label Ring O’Records in 1975. In 2014, the Beatles were honored at the Grammys with the Lifetime Achievement Award. As the only two living stars of the band left, Ringo and Paul McCartney joined together on stage for a performance.
Best Known For:
Ringo Starr is best known for being the drummer of the Beatles.
Ringo Starr married hairdresser Maureen Cox in 1965, and they had three children — Zak, Jason, and a daughter, Lee. Zak also had a daughter of his own in 1985. Ringo and Maureen divorced in 1975 after he reportedly had multiple affairs. She passed away in 1994 from leukemia. In 1981, he married Barbara Bach, an actress he met on the set of Caveman the year before.