Ringo Starr is, of course, famous for playing drums and contributing vocals in the Beatles, but he has accomplished a great deal on his own. He now performs in concert as Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, collaborating with some of rock music's biggest
names and putting on a live show that is unforgettable.
Starr broke onto the music scene in the late fifties with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and by 1961 they were Liverpool's top band. The band played with the Beatles a few times, and in 1962 John Lennon asked Starr to bring his uniquely recognizable drumming
style to his band, replacing Pete Best.
Although Starr did the least amount of songwriting in the Beatles, he contributed vocals on songs that gave listeners a different take on the band. His most memorable singing can be found on the songs 'With A Little Help From My Friends' from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and 'Yellow Submarine' off the album Revolver. His songwriting ability shined on the whimsical 'Octopus's Garden' from the 1969 album Abbey Road.
The Beatles broke up in 1970 and Starr, like the rest of the band, released several solo albums afterward. He found an audience with early '70s hits like 'Back Off Boogaloo,' 'Photograph' and 'It Don't Come Easy.' His biggest post-Beatles success was the 1973
album Ringo, which included the hugely popular song 'I'm the Greatest' written by Lennon.
Starr worked with many great performers during the '80s and '90s, making his live shows and tours popular with fans of pop, blues, country and classic rock. He worked with Marc Bolan from T.Rex, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and his old friends Paul McCartney and George Harrison. In 1990 Starr released a live album and video that displayed his knack for pleasing the audience and putting on an amazing concert.
Starr has since had several other live albums with his All-Starr Band and continues to do national tours that team him up with his musician friends. The chance to see an ex-Beatle should be enough for any music fan to get tickets to a Ringo Starr performance that is guaranteed to have an amazing line-up and legendary songs.