Home / Celebrity Net Worth / Rock Stars / Ringo Starr Net Worth

Ringo Starr Net Worth, Biography, Wiki in 2017-2016

How rich is Ringo Starr?

Ringo Starr net worth:
$300 Million

Ringo Starr information

Ringo Starr information

Birth date: July 7, 1940
Birth place: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Drummer, Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Peace activist, Cinematographer, Lyricist, Film director
Nationality:United Kingdom
Spouse:Barbara Bach (m. 1981), Maureen Starkey Tigrett (m. 1965–1975)
Children:Zak Starkey, Lee Starkey, Jason Starkey
Music groups:The Beatles (1962 – 1970)

Kai Greene

Peter Berg

Andre Balazs

Robert Trujillo

More net worths

Ringo Starr Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Richard Starkley Jr., commonly known by the stage name of Ringo Starr, is a famous English drummer, songwriter, peace activist, film director, as well as a singer. To the public, Ringo Starr is perhaps best known for his involvement with the legendary rock band called “The Beatles”. Founded in 1960 in Liverpool, “The Beatles” also consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. The band rose to prominence in the United Kingdom in 1962, with the release of a single called “Love Me Do”, which was considered to be a hit song. A year later in 1963, the group released their debut album called “Please Please Me”, which was later included in a list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “The Beatles” reached international fame in 1965, with the release of the “Rubber Soul” album, which sold more than six million copies in the United States alone. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” came out in 1967, to largely positive feedback and commercial success. Upon its release, the album maintained a #1 position on the music charts in the United Kingdom for 22 consecutive weeks, and managed to win four Grammy Awards. The album featured such hit songs as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “A Day in the Life”, “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”. “The Beatles” released their final, twelfth album in 1970 under the title “Let It Be”, which produced a popular single of the same name. The group broke up shortly afterwards in 1970, while its members went on to launch solo careers.

Ringo Starr Net Worth $300 Million

A famous singer and songwriter, as well as a member of “The Beatles”, how rich is Ringo Starr? According to sources, in 2013 he earned $15,000 from sales of the live album called “Live at the BBC with the Beatles Band”. In regards to his wealth, Ringo Starr’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million, most of which he accumulated due to his involvement with “The Beatles”, as well as his solo career. Among Starr’s most valuable assets is his estate in Surrey, the worth of which is $20 million.

Ringo Starr was born in 1940, in Liverpool, England, where he studied at St Silas, and later at Dingle Vale secondary modern school. As a teenager, Starr had been interested in arts, drama, as well as other subjects he was taught in school.

Even though he is best known as a member of “The Beatles”, Ringo Starr managed to launch a successful solo career as well. His debut solo album came out the same year that “The Beatles” broke up, in 1970, under the title of “Sentimental Journey”, which met with fairly positive reviews, despite some critics being displeased with its odd composition. To date, Ringo Starr has released 17 solo albums, the most recent of which entitled “Ringo 2012” came out in 2012.

A truly influential artist, Starr has been the winner of 10 Grammy Awards, and has succeeded in selling 600 million CDs worldwide with “The Beatles”.

A famous singer, Ringo Starr has an estimated net worth of $300 million.


More about Ringo Starr:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 Ringo Starr
Thomas & Friends: 1st Class Stories 2015 Video short Narrator (voice)
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed 2014 TV Movie Fibonacci Sequins (voice)
Saint Street 2012 Homeless 2
Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends 2012 Video Narrator (voice)
Thomas & Friends: The Best of James 2012 Video short Narrator (voice)
Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories 2010 Video Narrator (voice)
Thomas & Friends: The Best of Thomas 2010 Video Narrator (voice)
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 2009 Video short Thomas the Tank Engine (voice)
Thomas & Friends: James Learns a Lesson 2009 Short Narrator (voice)
The Beatles: Love Me Do 2005 Video
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 TV Series Mummy
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1992 TV Series Narrator (segment "Elbert's Bad Word")
The Simpsons 1991 TV Series Ringo Starr
Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift 1990 TV Movie Mr. Conductor
Shining Time Station 1989 TV Series Mr. Conductor
To the North of Katmandu 1986
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends 1984-1986 TV Series short Narrator / Narrator (UK & US)
Willie and the Poor Boys 1985 Video The Janitor
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie The Mock Turtle
Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 Ringo
Princess Daisy 1983 TV Movie Robin Valerian
Paul McCartney: Take It Away 1982 TV Movie First Drummer
The Cooler 1982 Short Prisoner
Caveman 1981 Atouk
Ringo 1978 TV Movie Ringo Starr / Ognir Rrats
Sextette 1978 Laslo Karolny
Lisztomania 1975 The Pope
Harry and Ringo's Night Out Promo Reel 1974 Short Ringo / Little Angel Boy (voice)
Son of Dracula 1974 Merlin, the Magician
That'll Be the Day 1973 Mike
Blindman 1971 Candy
200 Motels 1971 Larry The Dwarf / Frank Zappa
The Point 1971 TV Movie Narrator / Father (home video release) (voice)
The Magic Christian 1969 Youngman Grand
Candy 1968 Emmanuel
Yellow Submarine 1968 Ringo (uncredited)
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie Richard B. Starkey / Talkative Magician (uncredited)
Help! 1965 Ringo (as The Beatles)
A Hard Day's Night 1964 Ringo

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringo Starr: Photographer 2015 Documentary short lyrics: "Photograph" / music: "Photograph"
Cilla 2014 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
The Identical 2014 writer: "It Don't Come Easy" - as Richard Starkey
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special performer: "Matchbox", "Boys", "Yellow Submarine", "With a Little Help From My Friends", "Hey Jude"
The Beatles: llegada a EE.UU. 2014 Documentary short performer: "Photograph" / writer: "Photograph"
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "Photograph", "Queenie Eye" / writer: "Photograph"
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 2012 writer: "Octopus's Garden" - as Richard Starkey
Retail Therapy 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
London Calling TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Conan 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CollegeHumor Originals 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Choir: Unsung Town Revisited 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Octopus' Garden" - uncredited
Cinema Verite 2011 TV Movie performer: "It Don't Come Easy" / writer: "It Don't Come Easy"
Movie Nights 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Huckabee 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Beatles: Rock Band 2009 Video Game writer: "Octopus's Garden"
The Beatles on Record 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: "Octopus's Garden"
Funny People 2009 performer: "Photograph" / writer: "Photograph" - as Richard Starkey
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary performer: "You're Sixteen You're Beautiful & You're Mine"
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night III 2009 Video writer: "Octopus's Garden"
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Across the Universe 2007 writer: "Flying"
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary writer: "Don't Pass Me By"
50 First Dates 2004 performer: "My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua Hawaii"
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 2003 Video writer: "Octopus's Garden" - uncredited
A Guy Thing 2003 performer: "Blink" / writer: "Blink" - as Richard Starkey
Oasis: 10 Years of Noise & Confusion 2001 TV Movie writer: "Whatever"
Michael Jackson & Friends 1999 TV Movie performer: "With a Little Help from My Friends"
Oasis: Second Night Live at Knebworth Park 1996 Video writer: "Whatever"
Oasis: Second Night Live at Maine Road 1996 Video writer: "Whatever"
Oasis: First Night Live at Earls Court 1995 Video writer: "Whatever"
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary "Free As A Bird" / courtesy: "Real Love" / performer: "Nobody's Child" / producer: "Free As A Bird", "Real Love" / writer: "Flying", "Don't Pass Me By"", "Octopus's Garden"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Curly Sue 1991 performer: "You'll Never Know"
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Emu's Wide World 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Movie performer: "Nonsense"
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ringo 1978 TV Movie performer: "I Am The Greatest", "Act Naturally", "Yellow Submarine", "You're Sixteen", "Heart On My Sleeve", "Hard Times", "A Man Like Me" - uncredited
The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary performer: "I Shall Be Released"
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash 1978 TV Movie writer: "Living In Hope" - as Richard Starkey
The Bette Midler Show 1976 TV Special writer: "Oh My My" - uncredited
The Graham Kennedy Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Son of Dracula 1974 "At My Front Door", "Daybreak"
Let It Be 1970 Documentary writer: "Dig It" - as Richard Starkey
The Magic Christian 1969 performer: "Lili Marlene" - uncredited
Sesame Street 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie writer: "Flying" - uncredited
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1965 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringo at the Ryman 2013 Video executive producer
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live at the Greek Theater 2010 Video executive producer
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 2006 2008 Video documentary executive producer
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary executive producer
Ringo Rama 2003 Video documentary short producer
Ringo Starr Going Home 1993 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Adventure 1987 TV Series documentary associate producer - 2 episodes
Harry and Ringo's Night Out Promo Reel 1974 Short co-producer
Son of Dracula 1974 producer
Born to Boogie 1972 producer
Let It Be 1970 Documentary executive producer - as The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie producer - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary archive material provider - 2 episodes
Withnail & I 1987 special production consultant - as Richard Starkey
Mona Lisa 1986 special production consultant - as Richard Starkey MBE

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringo Rama 2003 Video documentary short
Born to Boogie 1972
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie as The Beatles

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringo Rama 2003 Video documentary short
Born to Boogie 1972 as Richard Starkey
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie director of photography - as Richard Starkey M.B.E.

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ringo Starr: Photographer 2015 Documentary short
The Beatles: Free as a Bird 1995 Video short as Richard Starkey
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed 2014 TV Movie music supervisor
The Beatles: Rock Band 2009 Video Game musician: drums

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie uncredited

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Son of Dracula 1974 uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cook & Banks 2015 very special thanks
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks
The Beatles: Rock Band 2009 Video Game special thanks
Across the Universe 2007 very special thanks
The Beatles Anthology TV Mini-Series documentary archive material courtesy of - 1 episode, 1995 photographic archive material courtesy of - 1 episode, 1995
Monster in the Closet 1986 special thanks
Yesterday the Beatles 1978 Short very special thanks
Born to Boogie 1972 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2003 TV Series Himself
Pet Star 2003 TV Series documentary Judge
Ringo and His All-starr Band 2002 Video Himself
The Best of Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band So Far... 2001 Video Himself
Howard Stern 1998-2001 TV Series Himself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
100 Jahre - Der Countdown 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Michael Jackson & Friends 1999 TV Movie Himself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1998 TV Series Himself - Musician
Gute Nacht, Gottschalk 1998 TV Movie Himself
Paul McCartney: In the World Tonight 1997 Video documentary Himself
Brit Girls 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Fox After Breakfast 1997 TV Series Himself
The Beatles Anthology 1995-1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself - The Beatles
VH1 Storytellers 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Queen: Champions of the World 1995 Documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself (The Beatles)
La nuit des stars à Monte Carlo 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Band 1995 Documentary Himself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car 1994 TV Short Himself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Best Wishes with Ringo Starr 1993 TV Special Host
Cilla's Celebration 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ringo Starr Going Home 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
ABC in Concert 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Dame Edna's Hollywood 1992 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit 1991 Video documentary Himself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1990 TV Series Himself
Hotels 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1988 Video documentary Himself
Walking After Midnight 1988 Documentary Himself
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage 1988 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Aspel & Company 1988 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Himself
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Return of Bruno 1987 TV Movie Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 2 1985 Documentary Himself (The Beatles)
Video from Hell 1985 Video Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Billy Connolly: An Audience with Billy Connolly 1985 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Water 1985 Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band
Blue Suede Shoes 1985 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
D.C. Beach Party 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself - Singer
Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 1983 Documentary Himself (as The Beatles)
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
Queen Special 1981 TV Movie Himself
Stars 1981 TV Series Himself
Bitte umblättern 1981 TV Series documentary Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1981 TV Series Himself
The Kids Are Alright 1979 Documentary Himself
Wings Over the World 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Last Waltz 1978 Documentary Himself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Musician / Songwriter
The Beatles and Beyond 1977 Documentary Himself
Sympathy for the Devil 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
The Day the Music Died 1977 Documentary Himself
Treffpunkte 1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Voor de vuist weg 1976 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Show 1975 TV Series Himself
The Hoyt Axton Country Western Boogie Woogie Gospel Rock and Roll Show 1975 TV Movie Himself / Singer
Ringo Starr: Only You (and You Alone) 1974 TV Movie Himself - Musician
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1973 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 15th Annual Grammy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself
Born to Boogie 1972 Himself
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1972 TV Series Himself
Weekend of a Champion 1972 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York 1972 TV Short documentary Himself
The Concert for Bangladesh 1972 Documentary Himself
Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? 1972 Documentary short Himself
Man Alive 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
Parkinson 1971 TV Series Himself
Let It Be 1970 Documentary Himself (The Beatles) (uncredited)
Frost on Sunday 1968-1970 TV Series Himself - Guest Star / Himself
Get It Together 1970 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1970 TV Series Himself
NBC Experiment in Television 1970 TV Series Himself
Schlag auf Schlager 1970 TV Movie Himself (as The Beatles)
With a Little Help from my Friends 1969 TV Movie Himself
Will the Real Mr Sellers.....? 1969 TV Movie documentary Himself
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee 1969 Documentary Himself
The Beatles Mod Odyssey 1968 Documentary short Himself
Omnibus 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Our World 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself (United Kingdom segment)
Damals in Hamburg - The Beatles 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
Die Beatles und Ausschnitte aus dem Rahmenprogramm ihrer Deutschlandtournee 1966 TV Movie Himself (as The Beatles)
The Beatles in Japan 1966 TV Movie Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963-1966 TV Series Himself
Reflections on Love 1966 Short Himself (as The Beatles)
The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1966 TV Movie documentary Himself (The Beatles)
Blackpool Night Out 1965 TV Series Himself
The Best on Record 1965 TV Special Himself
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1965 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Beatles)
What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1964 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963-1964 TV Series Himself
Scene at 6:30 1963-1964 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1963-1964 TV Series Himself - Panellist
The Beatles Sing for Shell 1964 TV Movie Himself
The Beatles in Australia 1964 Documentary Himself
Around the Beatles 1964 TV Movie Himself / The Lion
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1964 TV Movie documentary Himself (as The Beatles)
Grandstand 1964 TV Series Himself
The Beatles Come to Town 1963 Documentary short Himself
It's the Beatles! 1963 TV Movie Himself
Drop In 1963 TV Series Himself - Performer
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1963 TV Series Himself
The Mersey Sound 1963 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tuesday Rendezvous 1962 TV Series
How the Beatles Changed the World 2017 Himself
The Peter Austin Noto Show 2016 TV Series Himself photo dream
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years 2016 Documentary Himself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Imagine John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert 2015 TV Movie Himself - Musician
The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One 2015 TV Movie Himself
Ringo Starr: Photographer 2015 Documentary short Himself
70 Years of Friendship 2015 Documentary short Himself (voice, uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2015 TV Movie Himself
Conan 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Garden's Defining Moments 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
PogieJoe 2014 TV Series Himself
Today 2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
London Garcia Entertainment Show 2014 TV Series documentary
Live from the Artists Den 2010-2014 TV Series Himself
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles 2014 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love 2014 TV Movie Himself
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ringo at the Ryman 2013 Video Himself
Good Ol' Freda 2013 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 2012 TV Series Himself
Arena 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beatles: Their Golden Age 2012 Documentary Himself
South at Six 2012 TV Series Himself
The Beatles: The Lost Concert 2012 Documentary Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
Change Begins Within 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr and the Roundheads Live 2012 Video documentary Himself
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party 2011 TV Movie Himself
George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 Documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Musician
The One Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 2004-2011 TV Series Himself
Bee Gees: In Our Own Time 2010 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 1998-2010 TV Series Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band 2010 Video documentary Himself
Geschichten über die Beatles - Notizen zu einem Phänomen 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
David Wants to Fly 2010 Documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show 2003-2010 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live at the Greek Theater 2010 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
Oh My God 2009 Documentary Himself
E3 Xbox Media Briefing 2009 TV Movie Himself
Leute heute 1997-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
All You Need Is Klaus 2009 Documentary Himself
JAM! The Best of Live Music 2008 TV Movie Himself
2008 World Music Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
School of Thought 2008 Documentary short
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Live 2006 2008 Video documentary Musician
Off the Record 2008 TV Series
Ringo Starr: Off the Record 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
All Together Now 2008 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself - The 2008 Grammy Awards
Extra 2008 TV Series Himself
The CBS Morning News 2008 TV Series Himself
Private Sessions 2008 TV Series Himself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Guest / ...
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
The McCartney Years 2007 Video documentary
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream 2007 Documentary Himself
The Beatles Larry King Live 2007 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Himself
TV Land: Myths and Legends 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Imagine 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock Legends: Platinum Weird 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2006 TV Series Himself / Musical Guest
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Himself
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer 2006 Video documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1964-2006 TV Series Himself
Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends 2005 TV Movie documentary
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band 2003 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 2004 Video documentary Himself (segment "When We Was Fab")
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Concert for George 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Interviewee
Fake Movies 2003 Video Himself (segment "Behind the Scenes")
Top of the Pops 2 2003 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2003 TV Series Himself
Ringo Rama 2003 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
X-Large 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1960's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary
Imagine: John Lennon 1988 Documentary Himself
Bye Bye Star-Club 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties 1986 Documentary short Himself (The Beatles)
Jimi Plays Monterey 1986 Documentary Himself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Ready Steady Go! The Beatles Live 1985 Video short Himself (as The Beatles)
A Good Turn Daily 1983 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Compleat Beatles 1982 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Die Drehscheibe 1980 TV Series Himself
Newsfront 1978 Himself (uncredited)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 Himself (in New York) (uncredited)
Spotlight 1975 TV Series Himself
David Frost Salutes the Beatles 1975 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ungdomsredaktionen 1974 TV Series Himself - Performer, The Beatles
Gute Laune mit Musik 1974 TV Series documentary Himself (as The Beatles)
La société du spectacle 1974 Documentary Himself
When the Music's Over... 1971 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician (as The Beatles)
a.k.a. Cassius Clay 1970 Documentary Himself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician
Neues aus der Welt des Films 1970 TV Series Himself - Musician
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964-1970 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself / Himself - Drummer / ...
24 Hours: The World of John and Yoko 1969 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Beat-Club 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
Panorama Review of the Year 1965 1965 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who 1965 TV Series Himself
Go Go Mania 1965 Himself
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Himself
Geschichten aus der Salzburger Altstadt 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
4th Indie Fest of YouTube Videos 2016 2016 TV Movie Youngman Grand
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself - Advising Against Fan Mail
Leo & Tony's Parody Center Show 2016 TV Series Beatles, The
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words 2016 Documentary Larry the Dwarf
The Beatles: 1 2015 Video Ringo Starr / Himself - The Beatles (uncredited)
Joana Biarnés, una entre tots 2015 Documentary Himself
It Was Alright in the 70s 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Pawn Sacrifice 2014 Himself (uncredited)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Chris Montez Story 2014 Documentary Himself
When the Beatles Drove Us Wild 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician (as The Beatles)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Himself
Media Buzz 2014 TV Series Himself
The Beatles: llegada a EE.UU. 2014 Documentary short Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados 2013 Himself
A Very Lovely Party 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 2012 Video documentary Himself
Love Me Do: The Beatles '62 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Elvis What If? 2012 Documentary
Palme 2012 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Was wurde aus...? 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Elvis Found Alive 2012 Himself
Genius 2012 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Corrie Years 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern 2011 Documentary Himself
Biography 2003-2010 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself (photo)
The Day John Lennon Died 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 2010 Video documentary Himself
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) 2010 Documentary Himself
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison 2010 Video Himself
John Lennon: Love Is All You Need 2010 Video documentary Himself
Lennon Naked 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Kult am Sonntag 2009 TV Series Himself
Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut 2009 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Beatles: Rock Band 2009 Video Game Himself
The Beatles on Record 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pop Galerie Reloaded 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 2009 Video Himself
Strawberry Fields: Keeping the Spirit of John Lennon Alive 2009 Documentary Himself
Have I Got News for You 2008 TV Series Himself
Magical Mystery Tour Memories 2008 Video documentary Himself
Desperately Seeking Paul McCartney 2008 Documentary Himself
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles 2008 Video documentary Himself
Video on Trial 2007 TV Series Himself
Elvis: A Generous Heart 2007 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Beatles: Destination Hamburg 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Beatles in Help! 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Bare Necessities: The Making of 'The Jungle Book' 2007 Video documentary short Vulture
Banda sonora 2007 TV Series Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 2007 TV Series Himself - Beatles 40 år 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
When the Stranglers Met Roland Rat 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Beatles' Biggest Secrets 2007 Himself - as The Beatles
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Timewatch 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Protagonistas del recuerdo 2006 TV Series Himself
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beatles: Era 60's - The True Story, Retold 2006 Video documentary Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
20 to 1 2005-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Tory! Tory! Tory! 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
The Shot That Shook the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Buried Paul McCartney? 2005 Documentary short Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
Cosmic Rock: When T.Rex Ruled the World 2005 Video documentary Himself
20th Century Greats 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
El cuarteto de Liverpool en México 2004 Documentary Himself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Timeshift 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - The Beatles
The Truth About 60s TV 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside John Lennon 2003 Video documentary Himself
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats 2003 Video Himself
Top of the Pops 2 1995-2003 TV Series Himself
The Beatles: A Long and Winding Road 2003 Video documentary Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood 2003 Documentary Himself
Ed Sullivan Presents: The Beatles 2003 Video Himself
Back in the U.S. 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Documentary Himself
The Paranormal Peter Sellers 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Death of a Beatle 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle 2001 TV Short documentary Himself
Wingspan 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hendrix 2000 TV Movie Himself (arrives in New York) (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
The Beatles: Celebration 1999 Video documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Omnibus 1998 TV Series documentary
A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary 1998 TV Special Himself
An Awfully Big Adventure 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (performing on the CBS evening news) (uncredited)
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (leaves plane) (uncredited)
Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton 1997 TV Short documentary Himself
Happy Birthday to John 1997 Documentary short Himself
Beatles Diary 1996 Video documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1964-1996 TV Series Himself / It don't come easy
The Beatles Story 1996 Documentary Himself
The Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy 1995 Video Himself - in New York on US Tour
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback 1995 Video documentary Himself - 'I Won't Back Down'
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' 1995 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Arena 1984-1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beatles: Free as a Bird 1995 Video short Ringo Starr (uncredited)
The Beatles, The Long and Winding Road: The Life and Times 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Murderers, Mobsters & Madmen Vol. 2: Assassination in the 20th Century 1993 Video documentary Himself - Beatles footage
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Ein Leben als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Secrets 1992 Himself (uncredited)
The Beatles Budokan Concert 1992 Video Himself
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
The Beatles: On the Road 1990 Video documentary Ringo Starr
Paul McCartney 1989 Documentary short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters Order of Arts and Letters, France On September 25, 2013.
2010 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On 8 February 2010. At 1750 N. Vine Street.
1997 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Music Video - Long Form The Beatles Anthology (1995) · George Harrison (artist)
· John Lennon (artist)
· Paul McCartney (artist)
· Bob Smeaton (video director)
· Geoff Wonfor (video director)
· Chips Chipperfield (video producer)
· Neil Aspinall (video producer)
1971 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Score Let It Be (1970) · Paul McCartney
· John Lennon
· George Harrison
· The Beatles
1971 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Let It Be (1970) · John Lennon
· Paul McCartney
· George Harrison

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series Shining Time Station (1989)
1965 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles A Hard Day's Night (1964) · John Lennon
· Paul McCartney
· George Harrison
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Musical Performance, Male A Hard Day's Night (1964) · Paul McCartney
· John Lennon
· George Harrison
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards New Faces, Male · Paul McCartney
· John Lennon
· George Harrison

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Musical Performance, Male Help! (1965) · Paul McCartney
· John Lennon
· George Harrison

TitleSalary
Candy (1968) $50,000 plus points

#Fact
1 In a curious coincidence, Ringo is the actual Japanese word for apple. "Apple" was also The Beatles' record label founded in 1968.
2 Profiled in the book "The Big Beat--Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers" (1991), edited by Max Weinberg.
3 Author Neil Gaiman is a huge fan of Starr.
4 Sixteen years before they met and married, his wife Barbara Bach was in the audience at The Beatles' 1965 Shea Stadium concert.
5 "Yellow Submarine" was The Beatles' only #1 single with Starr as lead vocalist.
6 While he owns property in several countries, he is officially a British citizen residing in Monaco (2001).
7 His brother-in-law is Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.
8 Phil Collins states Ringo as his biggest influence as a drummer and songs such as "That's All" (by Genesis), "Thru' These Walls" and "We Said Hello Goodbye" deliberately copied Ringo's style of drumming. Collins said he particularly admired Starr's "great rolls" and "unbelievably individualistic fills" in "Ticket to Ride", his "complicated" fills in "A Day in the Life" and "the drags and his way of phrasing just slightly after the beat on the toms" in "Strawberry Fields Forever".
9 Friends with Keith Moon. The two shared a house in California in the mid-1970s with John Lennon and Harry Nilsson, while they worked on each other's records.
10 Starr cites drummers Jim Keltner and Cozy Cole as major influences on his career as The Beatles' drummer. Starr and Keltner performed as a team at The Concert for Bangladesh (1972), and Keltner played drums on Starr's "Rotogravure" album.
11 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.
12 In his time as a member of The Beatles, Starr single-handedly consolidated "Ludwig" as the drum set of choice among popular bands of his era.
13 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1975 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 2010.
14 Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2002.
15 Was originally hired as a member of The Beatles for a salary of £25 a week, with the promise of a full partnership in the band in time. The promise was kept, and after the band began to have hit records, Starr's mother discovered the top of his dresser covered with money (wondering at first if it was all come by honestly), and opened a savings account for him. Nonetheless, Starr's initial £25 salary was never discontinued, and he would pick it up every week from NEMS (Brian Epstein's management company). He used it for pocket money.
16 The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $196 million.
17 First of The Beatles to become a grandfather upon the birth of son Zak Starkey's daughter, Tatia Jayne Starkey, in 1985.
18 While recording "Stop and Smell the Roses" at Cherokee Studios, he was joined by two former members of The Beatles and their wives. John Lennon and Yoko Ono, as well as Paul McCartney 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.
19 In April 1963, Ringo purchased a slightly used drum kit at Drum City, a local outlet. In exchange for payment, their manager 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 trademark in 1969.
20 He and The Beatles were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard.
21 "Stop and Smell the Roses" was engineered and mixed by Bruce Robb in association with Bruce Robb Productions.
22 Two of his biggest solo hits, "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph", featured ex-bandmate George Harrison on guitar and backing vocals.
23 The first song he had a hand in writing for an album by The Beatles was "What Goes On", from the album "Rubber Soul" (1965) (which he co-wrote with John Lennon and Paul McCartney). He began his own first song "Don't Pass Me By" years earlier, but it did not appear until the "White Album" (1968).
24 The first song he sang with The Beatles, as far as actual album cuts go, was a cover of The Shirelles' classic "Boys".
25 (November 11, 2004) The Beatles were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to British music and integral part of British music culture.
26 Played drums on several songs by Paul McCartney on the album "Pipes of Peace" (1983).
27 Was the first member of The Beatles to "drop out" of their visit to India in the spring of 1968, to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Despite packing some home comforts (like cans of baked beans), he could not handle the spicy cooking the camp offered, and was missing his family.
28 In 1985, he accepted the role of Locke Walls on Guiding Light (1952) but pulled out at the last minute. The role was recast with Jeremy Slate.
29 Is a longtime fan of the comedy troupe Monty Python and even appeared on an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969).
30 According to George Harrison, Starr unintentionally inspired a number of songs by his witty off-the-cuff remarks. For example, after a long session on The Beatles first film, he was heard to say, "It's been a hard day's night." That was approved by the studio as the title of the film and subsequently the song, "A Hard Day's Night". John Lennon affirmed this in his 1980 Playboy interview, mentioning that "Ringo-isms" had supplied the titles of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Tomorrow Never Knows".
31 Is a strict vegetarian, as is former bandmate Paul McCartney.
32 Was the only member of The Beatles to willingly accept Yoko Ono in John's life (and consequently theirs); he offered them the use of his London apartment, while John and Cynthia Lennon settled their divorce. Yoko tried to return Ringo's kindness over the years, and years later, when John was murdered, Ringo and future wife Barbara Bach flew to New York, to keep Yoko company.
33 Missed several years of school, because of illness growing up. Learned to read and write with the help of a neighbor girl, who became his babysitter.
34 Got his first set of drums as a present from his stepfather, who brought them back from London. Was able to turn professional with a £25 loan from his grandfather Starkey to make a deposit on a better drum set.
35 Bought Tittenhurst Park estate from John Lennon (Lennon's last English home), when John and Yoko Ono decided to move to America; the deal came complete with Ascot Sound Studios, located on the grounds, and home of several albums ("Plastic Ono Band", "Imagine" and "Fly"). He renamed the facility Startling Studios. Judas Priest planned to record their album "British Steel" there, but preferred the acoustics of the house itself (which they had leased).
36 "Ringo Starr" was a natural stage name for a young man who had grown up loving Western movies (he particularly admired Gene Autry, the "singing cowboy"). Considered moving to Texas before joining The Beatles.
37 Got the last name "Starr" from his birth name, Starkey. He got "Ringo" because he liked to wear rings on all his fingers.
38 In the mid-1970s, he was involved with British singer-songwriter Lynsey de Paul and appeared on a single she wrote for Dame Vera Lynn.
39 Wrote the song "Octopus's Garden" while on vacation. He claims to have got the idea for the song after conversing with a chef about octopi.
40 A single of his, "The No-No Song", was a song against drug abuse. But in a darkly ironic note, the song was banned from several radio stations because of the drug references.
41 Before becoming an official member of The Beatles in 1962, he played many gigs with them, guesting when Pete Best was not available. Also made one recording with them, backing a singer named Wally, before he joined.
42 Born and grew up in the Dingles section of Liverpool, England. Attended St. Silas School and Dingles Secondary Modern School.
43 Though Paul McCartney is the most successful former member of The Beatles, Ringo actually had more solo U.S. Top Ten hits (McCartney performed most of his Top Ten hits with Wings).
44 He and the other members of The Beatles were awarded MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1965 Queen's Birthday Honours List for their services to music. John Lennon returned his MBE in protest in 1969 over the Vietnam War. Paul McCartney was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1997 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to music.
45 Is naturally left-handed but his grandmother corrected him and now writes right-handed. However, he plays left-handed with a right-handed drum set and makes unusual accents and stops.
46 He is three months older than John Lennon, who founded The Beatles, and the last to join the group, technically making him both the oldest and youngest Beatle.
47 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.
48 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Beatles on January 20, 1988.
49 Had three children with Maureen Starkey: Sons Zak Starkey (a featured drummer with The Who) and Jason (born August 19, 1967) and daughter Lee (born November 17, 1970).
50 Leader of "Ringo Starr's All Starr Band".
51 Drummer with The Beatles (1962-1970).

#Quote
1 [at a celebration in his honor on January 20, 2014] It's a weird place to be this evening. All this praise is overwhelming really. It's great to look out and see all these people I recognize and three of them are meditating... I have to play something from the drums so you can see I can still hold the sticks.
2 Everything the government touches turns to crap.
3 When we came out, we were this big crazy pop band with these weird haircuts - which weren't really that weird. But that is what they said. We got lucky.
4 The music industry is still musicians playing music. If it has changed in any way, it is that nobody who really cares about music is running the industry. In the '80s, accountants ended up running it, and they still are. The record industry has fallen apart. But we are on to the new age, a digital one.
5 I was blessed with great timing. The other blessing that makes my drumming individual is that I was born left-handed. But my grandmother turned me into a right-handed person, so I'm ambidextrous. If I throw anything - play cricket or golf - it's done left-handed. But I write and cut with my left hand. I'm a weird handy guy.
6 [2012] I've been asked to write an autobiography of myself, but they really only want those eight years. And I say, "But there are 10 volumes before we get to that, and 20 afterwards.".
7 [on filming Let It Be (1970)] The police came to stop us, and I was on the roof: "Come on, drag me off!". It would be so dramatic, and the damn cop wouldn't drag me off!
8 Peace and love, peace and love. It's up to you. I'm always doing it.
9 [on downloading individual songs] It's a different time, and I'm afraid to say that's what I do. If you made a record, I'd probably pick out tracks that I like and download that. That's just how it is. We have to go with that because it's changed.
10 I love the modern technology now. I was a little opposed to it - "Oh, in my day, we used to have a donkey turning the wheel, and two guys chewing tape to make it soft.".
11 I don't want to go back anywhere. I want to deal with what's in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that's not very good. But a lot of the days it is really great.
12 I had this dream at 13 to play drums, nothing else, play drums. And when I got to play the drums, when I finally got a set when I was nearly 18, I wanted to play with good people and I started playing with the best band at the time, and then the next best band and then the biggest band, the best band of all. That's how it's always worked for me. I just wanna play, I wanna support the band. I love the band mentality. I love playing with other musicians. I'm not the one who can sit in the back room and practise, but if you can play piano and guitar I'll play with you all night. I don't like it as a solo gig, where you're just banging away. That's why I never did drum solos, there's really no need for them.
13 I bought one record once because of the drums, and that was Cozy Cole doing "Topsy". But all the records I bought were for the whole record. It's not like I was searching out drummers and that. Al Jackson was great, of course. It's always been the whole band and the singer that's really excited me.
14 We've known Bob [Bob Dylan] since the early '60s and if he's playing L.A., I go and see him. It's just one of those things. He is a giant in my mind.
15 The '70s wasn't bad. I thought the '80s was all synthesised, even the drums, and there were weird people playing the drums.
16 [2011] When I started, there was rock, there was pop, there was country. That was about all. And now it's divided into 30 categories. Now I don't know one from the other.
17 My stepdad was great, he taught me about Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, people like that. I learnt all the music I had from Bill Haley in 1954, Frankie Laine and on.
18 Now I've realized to make the music I like there's no real reason to go to a studio. The other day, we were downloading an Echoplex machine and you just download the damn thing! I've been through quite a lot of technology, you know, but... I have two bits of wood in my hand and I hit those buggers and I love it!
19 [on reaching age 70] As far as I'm concerned, in my head, I'm 24. That's just how it is. The number, yeah, it's high. But I just felt I've got to celebrate it. I'm on my feet and I'm doing what I love to do, and I'm in a profession, as a musician, where we can go on for as long as we can go on. I'm not hiding from it, you know.
20 ... it's well-documented, in 1964 that old Bill Ludwig, he presented it to me. I bought these Ludwig drums, and in the shop in England, the guy wanted to take the sign out, but I love everything American, the music and the instruments. So I made him leave the sign on. So I was a running commercial--on Sullivan [Ed Sullivan's The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)], and all that touring of America, it said "Ludwig" drums.
21 ... [Beatlemania]'s always on. There's nothing we can do about that. What's more interesting to me is that our records are still coming out. And they're the same records and the new generation gets to hear them, and as far as that's concerned, that's the most important thing to me. The music we make, it's still going on.
22 I'm probably the best rock 'n' roll drummer on earth. I say that now because I used to be embarrassed to speak up for myself.
23 We were the first generation that didn't go into the army. I missed the call up by, like, 10 months, and so we were allowed, as these teenagers, not to be regimented and turn into these musicians.
24 I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.
25 I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that's the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever.
26 I've never been able to sit round on my own and play drums, practice in the back room, never been able to. I've always played with other musicians. It's how I play, there's no joy for me in playing on my own, bashing away. I need a bass, a piano, guitar, whatever, and then I can play.
27 I remember the day [son Zak Starkey] was born. It was the first time I'd felt totally useless. There was [Maureen Starkey] having our baby. She kept on crying "Help!" and I kept asking "How?".
28 [on is marriage to Maureen Cox [aka Maureen Starkey] She's just sort of ordinary, she's from Liverpool. And the genuine fans wrote in saying, you know, "If you are going with her, good luck and I hope you're happy.".
29 I don't like talking. It's how I'm built. Some people gab all day and some play it smogo. I don't mind talking or smiling, it's just I don't do it very much. I haven't got a smiling face or a talking mouth.
30 I'd like to end up sort of unforgettable.
31 [on meeting Elvis Presley in 1965] The saddest part is that, years and years later, we found out that he tried to have us banished from America, because he was very big with the FBI. That's very sad to me, that he felt so threatened that he thought, like a lot of people, that we were bad for American youth. This is Mr. Hips, the man, and he felt we were a danger. I think that the danger was mainly to him and his career.
32 [on his early drumming years with The Beatles] I started to be an engineer but I banged me thumb on the first day. I became a drummer because it was the only thing I could do. But whenever I hear another drummer I know I'm no good. [John Lennon] taught me the song I sing. I can only play on the off beat because John can't keep up on the rhythm guitar. I'm no good on the technical things but I'm good with all the motions, swinging my head, like. That's because I love to dance but you can't do that on the drums. I figure we're good for another four years. I don't want to invest me money in stocks or anything. I just want to have it and draw 20 or 30 quid a week. The main thing is, I don't ever want to go back to work.

#Trademark
1 Unique sound and style that influenced successful drummers from Phil Collins to Dave Grohl.
2 Complicated, individualistic drum fills, such as phrasing just slightly after the beat
3 Peace sign
4 More often than not sports a beard
5 Has worn sunglasses in and out since the 1980s

Is Ringo Starr's Net Worth Deserved?

Check Also

Mick Jagger Net Worth

Born as Michael Phillip Jagger on 26 July, 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England, the lead …