Ringo Starr

More New (Old) Beatles Material To Be Released

The Beatles album ‘Live At The BBC’ was a revelation. A compilation of ‘lost’ radio sessions from the early ’60s that was released in 1994, it showed off the side of the band that their recorded career took ...

Five British Music Stars That Should Be Knighted

There are few things less attractive than whining, especially from people who are doing pretty well for themselves. It’s ungrateful, it’s bratty and it never, ever arrives with the same righteous fury that it had when ...

Brits with Birthdays: Ringo Starr, Jean Marsh, Jennifer Saunders

Ringo Starr can sing a verse or two of “When I’m 64” to celebrate his birthday next Sunday, but only if he changes the number in the lyric to 73. Yes, Beatles fans, the Fab Four’s drummer turns 73 on July 7, one of several ...

Not Every Beatles Anniversary Is A Cause For Celebration

Today, 50 years ago, the Beatles released “Please Please Me” as a single. It did very well for them in the UK, rocketing to the very top of the charts, or the very next spot down, depending on which magazine’s chart ...

Happy 50th Birthday, ‘Love Me Do’

Clearly there was something in the water on the 5th of October 1962, not one but two globeshaking British cultural institutions, the kind of worldwide brands that came to define how the nation was perceived from the outside and the ...

Five Great British Rock Stars In Horrendous TV Commercials

It seems British celebrities are not quite as reserved as they may have you believe, especially when faced with a massive wad of notes.

Five Great Ringo Starr Songs

It is all go in Beatleworld at the moment, with Sir Paul McCartney’s new album out next week and Ringo Starr’s latest, the imaginatively-titled “Ringo 2012″ out today. But while we’re all sure what Sir ...

What Are Classic Rock Awards Ceremonies For?

It seems a little churlish, when you have a roomful of the great and good from the history of rock music, to point out that the reason they have all assembled is to receive a form of tribute which has transparently been created just in ...

Happy Birthday, Ringo Starr!

“The Beatles were so high, they let Ringo sing on a couple of tunes” – Bill Hicks

Rolling Sex Beatles For The Olympics?

Some news stories contain such a heady mix of excitement, horror and wishful thinking, no one is entirely sure how best to react: this next item is a perfect example.