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Quick Facts

  • Richard Starkey Jr. is born in his parents' house on July 7, 1940.
  • Ringo referred to his Harry Graves, his stepfather, as his "step ladder."
  • Ringo has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
  • He is 5' 8" tall and weighs about 145.
  • His favourite color is red.
  • He likes to read science fiction.
  • Ringo has had a number of serious health problems throughout his life, including peritonitis, pleurisy, and tonsilitis.
  • Ringo first played with the group, Rory and The Hurricanes.
  • On August 18, 1962, Ringo replaced Pete Best as the drummer for The Beatles.
  • Ringo married his childhood sweetheart, Maureen Cox.
  • On September 13, 1965, Ringo's first child, Zak, was born.
  • On August 19, 1967, Ringo's second child, Jason, was born.
  • On November 11, 1970, Ringo's third child, daugfhter Lee Parkin, was born.
  • It was Ringo who coined the name for the movie A Hard Day's Night. Originally the movie was to be called Beatlemania. The expression came one evening after a long and particularly arduous recording session.
  • In July, 1975, Ringo and Maureen were divorced.
  • In April, 1981, Ringo and Barabra Bach were married in London.
  • Ringo once had a severe problem with alcoholism, and entered an Arizona clinic to finally beome sober for life.
  • Ringo remained friendly with all the other members of The Beatles throughout the years, and he has worked on a number of projects with each of them.
  • When John was shot in 1980, Ringo was the first to come to comfort Yoko.
  • Today Ringo and Barbara live in Monte Carlo, but also maintain houses in Los Angeles and Colorado.



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The Biography Series

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