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35 Years Ago: ‘Ringo’ TV Special Airs

In April 1978, Ringo Starr was behind an hour-long TV special simply called 'Ringo.' Built around a 'Prince and the Pauper'-style premise, the show looked a lot like many other variety programs from the era. Right down to its eternal cheesiness.

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Ringo Starr to Appear on New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Special

Few things seemed more incongruous on children's television in 1989 than Ringo Starr's time on PBS' show, 'Shining Time Station' (apart, of course, from when George Carlin took over for Ringo a year later). Starr is about to make the year spent as 'Mr. Conductor' look perfectly normal later this year when he lends his talents to a Cartoon Network special of 'The Powerpuff Girls.'

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Ringo Starr’s All Star Performance at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Coming to DVD

Last July Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday with a stage full of players familar to fans of rock and country music. This star-studded performance will now be released on DVD. Look for 'Ringo at the Ryman' to arrive on March 11.

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Early Recordings from Ringo Starr’s Pre-Beatles Band Unearthed

Before there were the Beatles, Richard Starkey was a group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The drummer, who would go on to change his name to Ringo Starr, recorded with the band before joining the Fab Four, and now some of those early recordings have surfaced after more than 50 years.

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Ringo Starr, Phil Collins Top List of World’s Richest Drummers

Drummers are the Rodney Dangerfield of rock. From jokes like, “What did the drummer get on his IQ test?” (answer: drool) to the mock tragedies that befell Spinal Tap’s myriad timekeepers, drummers get no respect. However, a new list shows that many of them are laughing all the way to the bank.

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Ringo Starr Says Second Generation Reincarnation of the Beatles Won’t Happen

Three of the four sons of famous Beatles are willing to team up to honor their dads. James McCartney — son of Paul – had suggested the possibility earlier this year, adding that Sean Lennon and Dhani Harrison were fond of the idea.

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Ringo’s All-Starr Band Reveals Their Favorite Beatles Albums

It’s summer, and Ringo Starr is back on the road with another lineup of his long-running All-Starr Band — all of whom recently sat down with Rock Cellar Magazine to share their favorite Beatles albums.

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Ringo Starr’s Birthplace Saved from Demolition

A three-year battle to preserve Ringo Starr‘s childhood home has resulted in a victory. The small house in the Dingle section of Liverpool had been on a list of houses to be demolished as part of an urban renewal project, but a campaign started by local Beatles fans has saved No. 9 Madryn Street from the bulldozer.

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Ringo Starr Offers A Supportive Drumstick To The Endangered Rhino Species

In addition to promoting his new solo album, cleverly titled ‘Ringo 2012,’ former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is lending his support to a worthy cause – the endangered rhinoceros species. Starr recently modified his official website, replacing the picture of his cat with a rhino image.

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Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart Announce Movie Musical

After watching the film version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ you’d think Ringo Starr would have no love for rock movie musicals, but think again — the Funny Beatle is teaming up with erstwhile Eurythmic Dave Stewart to write and executive produce a project for Paramount.

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Ringo Starr Spews Details on Dealing With Preshow Jitters

There’s always a spring to 71-year-old Ringo Starr‘s step when he hits the concert stage, and the reason why is not something the former Beatles drummer acknowledges with pride.

It turns out that Starr, even with 50-plus years of concert performances under his belt, still suffers from stage fright. But Starr’s regular case of preshow jitters involves much more than just trotting out to his designated spot.

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Will the Beatles’ Sons Really Form Their Own Band? [Videos of each]

This is a bad idea. What would they do? If they do original music, Sean Lennon bombed with his music, Dhani Harrison has only worked on his father's music, James McCartney has no track record with music, and Jason Starkey only played in Ringo's band maybe a couple of times and hasn't even made a name for himself, let alone public pictures.

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