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Articles Tagged 'Ringo Starr'

Musician Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Beatles producer Sir George Martin and producer Giles Martin accept the Best Compilation Sountrack Album award for ‘Love’ onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Lead Tributes to George Martin

Sir George Martin, the legendary producer and so-called “fifth Beatle,” has died at age 90, with Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney among the first to pay tribute. In a statement on his website, McCartney called Martin a “great man,” saying: “He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of […]

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9 Surprising Family Ties of British Celebrities (and an Urban Myth)

We already know about Benedict Cumberbatch being distantly related to most of the genuine people he plays (Alan Turing and Richard III in particular), and anyone that hasn’t spotted a distinct family resemblance between Joan Collins the actress and Jackie Collins the writer (clue: they both have their father’s surname) isn’t really paying attention. But here are […]

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7 Clips We Want to See in Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary

Yesterday (July 16) it was announced that Ron Howard will direct and produce a new Beatles documentary, with the full authority of the band themselves. It’s devoted to the years in which they were a functioning, gigging band—broadly 1960 to 1966—and will feature fresh contributions from Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and […]

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10 Very British References in Beatles Songs

This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Beatles era-defining first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. If one moment could be said to illustrate how completely they managed to up-end popular culture, it is this one. And of course, they are directly responsible for creating and feeding Anglophile sensibilities, without which this blog would […]

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What Would Beatles Albums Have Been Like If They Had Never Split Up?

Every fan has played this game from time to time. How would subsequent Beatles albums have sounded if they had managed to put aside their differences in 1969 and kept working together as a unit? It’s hard to be clear, and any putative tracklisting will always favor cherrypicking the biggest songs from a fan perspective, […]

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

WATCH: Paul And Ringo Reunited At The Grammys

There is no reason for the sight of Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr playing together on the same stage to provoke an extreme reaction. It’s not as though they’ve not done it before, and they’ll probably do it again. But there is just something heartening, like the reminder of a youthful romance, whenever the […]

Personality Quiz: Which Beatle Are You?

Imagine what it must have been like to meet the Beatles in 1964, as they came to America for the first time. You’d have been some hardened showbiz hack, confused by the sudden arrival of four young men with identical haircuts and a totally charming lack of deference. How to tell which is which? Well, […]

Ringo Starr – The Powerpuff Girls

WATCH: Ringo Starr Wishes He Was A Powerpuff Girl

When you’re one of the four most famous musicians of the 20th Century, there can’t be many ambitions left to fulfil, I’d have thought. I mean you’ve sold all the records, had the enormous cultural impact. You’ll always be a person of interest to the musical world and you can tour whenever you like. But […]

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