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
Your Knowledge of All Things Ringo
"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
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
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.