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This Ringo Starr website is by and for fans of the world's greatest Rock 'N' Roll drummer. Ringo is a professional musician , motion picture and television actor, and songwriter. He also is a painter and photographer, shoots a good game of pool and plays a decent game of chess. Loved by fans everywhere, this true renaissance man helped three friends gain fame and fortune as The Beatles. Ringo's career began before he joined The Beatles and helped facilitate their rise to fame. His career continues to flourish, as you will see here. Thank you for visiting. Please direct your questions and comments to gshultz@airmail.net


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"Ringo was a star in his own right in Liverpool before we even met. Ringo was a professional drummer who sang and performed and was in one of the top groups in Britain, but especially Liverpool. So Ringo's talent would have come out one way or the other. I don't know what he would have ended up as -- whatever that spark is in Ringo, we all know it but we can't put our finger on it. Whether it's acting, drumming, or professional singing, I don't know. There's something in him that is projectable and he would have surfaced as an individual." -- John Lennon (The Playboy Interview with David Sheff)


"Ringo is Ringo, that's all there is to it. And he's every bloody bit as warm, unassuming, funny, and kind as he seems. He was quite simply the heart of the Beatles." - John Lennon.


"Ringo's just a lad. Everybody always loved him. And now that he's all dried out, he's just a lovable, interesting, intelligent bloke." - Paul McCartney


"I didn't like the look of Rory's drummer myself. He looked the nasty one, with his little grey streak of hair. But the nastier one turned out to be Ringo, the nicest of them all."
"Playing without Ringo is like driving a car on three wheels. - George Harrison


Because he seemed content to sit at the back, Ringo Starr is sometimes considered to be the least Beatle. He was not one of the main writers, nor was he a strong vocalist. His rather unconventional appearance did not quite fit the stereotypical ideal of a teen idol. However, Ringo Starr did not let these shortcomings stand in his way.
Ringo became an integral part of The Beatles. Not only did his inventive drumming help provide The Beatles distinctive sound, but he fulfilled other very real needs. Ringo was the most down-to-earth, the most grounded of the Fab Four. He gave them a kind of center. He was the one everyone could befriend. The Beatles benefited from his sensitivity, wry sense of humor, and all-embracing way of dealing with the world. His modesty and kind heart was, in a different way, as important to the Beatles as John and Paul's musical talents. Ringo always seemed a bit overwhelmed by the success of the Beatles -- as if he were pleasantly surprised by what was happening to him. Ringo really looked upon John, Paul, and George as his three brothers and continues to love them as such today. He gave of himself to them the best that he could with love and without ego. Ringo provided the common touch and common sense. He was and continues to be the peace maker of the group.
The same qualities that helped make The Beatles a legendary group are still in evidence today as Ringo continues to bring respected musicians together to create some of the most fun-filled summer concerts in the history of Rock. What was true in the 60's holds true today, when Ringo is involved a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

 

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