Born: 7 July 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Best Known As: The drummer for The Beatles
Birth name: Richard Starkey
Ringo Starr played drums with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes from 1959 until 1962, when he replaced Pete Best permanently as a member of The Beatles. Together with John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, Ringo became world famous. Musically he was known for steadiness rather than flash, and his jolly, guileless image helped him launch an acting career. After The Beatles broke up, Ringo had a solo recording career, releasing hits such as "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph." He also starred in movies, including The Magic Christian (1969) and 200 Motels (1971). In 1988 he was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the children's television show Shining Time Station. Beginning in 1990 Starr occasionally performed and recorded with Ringo And The All-Starr Band, which included his son, Zachary.
On the set of the movie Cave Man (1981), Ringo met his second wife, actress Barbara Bach.