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Artist Biography

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  • Band/Affiliation: The Beatles/Ringo Starr's All Star Band
  • Country: United Kingdom

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There really isn't much to say about Ringo Starr that the world doesn't already know. Few people live up to the term "legendary", but Ringo has certainly earned that title. His name is forever synonymous with drums. When The Beatles arrived in America in 1964, they changed the course of pop music around the world. Ringo influenced literally thousands of drummers, and he continues to do so today.

Being naturally left handed, his unique approach to the drums: leading his fills with his left hand, but playing a right handed kit, created some of the most tasteful (yet difficult to emulate) fills imaginable. His unique vocal style helped create some of The Beatles' most popular songs such as; "Octopus' Garden", "Yellow Submarine" and "A Little Help From My Friends". As a solo artist, Ringo proved to the world that his talent went beyond The Beatles with hits like; "It Don't Come Easy", "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen".

In 1989 Ringo hit the road with his first "All Star Band" with great accolades. His All Star Band tours regularly and has featured various great musicians, including his son, Zak Starkey on drums. Ringo has always been an advocate of the "A Zildjian" line, using them on all of the classic Beatles recordings, but he has recently mixed in some new K's to his set-up. He still uses his 20" A Zildjian Medium Ride from the 1960's with his All Star Band, and his playing and singing are as great as ever.

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