Ringo Starr's Career
Ringo Starr is well known for his drumming in the band, The Beatles. Ringo began drumming as a teen. He spent time in different groups as their drummer, until he was introduced to George, John, and Paul. He began working with these three men whenever they needed him to take the spot of Pete Best. Eventually, Ringo permenently took Pete Best's position as drummer.
Ringo had been interested in acting for many years. He got his first chance at acting in 1964. This was when The Beatles came out with their first movie, A Hard Day's Night. Ringo also fuffilled this dream of acting in other movies such as Help!
Ringo Starr's voice is on many of The Beatles' songs, but he did not write many songs for The Beatles. John and Paul wrote songs for Ringo to sing, such as "Yellow Submarine" and "I Wanna Be Your Man".. A popular song written by Ringo is "Octupus' Garden".
Although Ringo Starr did not write much music for The Beatles, he came out with solo works after their break up. Ringo recorded around twenty of his own albums since the breakup of The Beatles. His most recent album is called Liverpool 8. This album came out in the begining of 2008. It is a short album consisting of only seven songs. On July 22, 2008, I was honored to be sitting in a seat watching him perform music from this album with his "all starr band". This band includes Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Hamish Stuart, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, and Gregg Bissonette.
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