Ringo Starr

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Ringo Starr Is Hawking a Treasure Trove of Beatles Stuff

Drummer auctioning off more than 800 things he owned

(Newser) - More than 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like his three-piece drum kit used in more than 200 performances and a Rickenbacker guitar known as the "Beatle-Backer" that John Lennon owned and later gave to Starr.... More »

Green Day Enters Hall of Fame in 1st Possible Year

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the artists to be inducted next year at the April 18 ceremony in Cleveland, and Rolling Stone has reactions from most of them:
  • Green Day: "I had to go for a walk when I heard the news," says frontman
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Man Thinks He Solved Ringo Starr Photo Mystery

Kenneth Kolpan says they were classmates, but none have come forward

(Newser) - With the search on for five kids immortalized in a photo snapped by Ringo Starr in 1964, one man has come forward to say the Beatle may have just mixed up his cities: Kenneth Kolpan believes the photo was taken in New York City, not Miami . Kolpan tells the Miami ... More »

Know These Beatles Fans? Ringo Would Like a Word

Starr wants to find teens from 1960s photo in Florida

(Newser) - Nearly 50 years after a car packed with six teens drew up next to the Beatles' vehicle on a Florida freeway, Ringo Starr is hoping to track them down (and plug his new book). Starr snapped a photo of the teens as they looked at the band, and it's... More »

Ringo Turning 'Octopus's Garden' Into Kids' Book

45-year-old song getting a new incarnation, for the kids

(Newser) - Ringo Starr is joining the ranks of celebrities-turned-children's-authors. The Beatle plans to turn his 45-year-old song "Octopus's Garden" into a children's book, reports the Christian Science Monitor . Starr, though, will do so in collaboration with a pro—kids' book illustrator Ben Cort. It will be out... More »

Beatles' Signed Sgt. Pepper's Fetches $290K

Shatters previous record

(Newser) - The Fab Four shattered another record yesterday, when a ultra-rare signed copy of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album fetched a rather staggering $290,500 at auction—significantly topping the $30,000 that the auctioneer had predicted. "I consider this to be one of the top... More »

For Sale: Rare Color Pics of Beatles in '64

65 slides from first US tour set for the auction block

(Newser) - Unpublished early color photographs of the Beatles' first US tour will be sold at a UK auction. The photos were taken during the band's 1964 visit to the US, when color film was expensive and most images of the group were in black and white. The collection of 65... More »

Coming Soon: Beatles 2, Featuring Beatles' Kids?

James McCartney says he, Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison are up for it

(Newser) - Today in Terrible Ideas: The Beatles' offspring just might form a sort of "Beatles 2" band—at least to hear one of Paul McCartney's kids tell it. "I'd be up for it," James McCartney tells the BBC . "Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it,... More »

At Yard Sale: McCartney Letter Seeking New Beatle

Now at Christie's; may fetch $11K

(Newser) - Looks like the stars were aligned for Ringo. A 1960 letter written by Paul McCartney sought a drummer for the Beatles two years before Starr joined the Fab Four. The note was discovered folded into a book at a Liverpool yard sale, the AP reports. It was a response to... More »

Beatles Headed to iTunes?

Fab Four's iconic catalog was noted holdout

(Newser) - Fab Four fans, rejoice: Or at least hold your breath, because the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Steve Jobs' pending iTunes news is that Apple is nearing a deal to bring the Beatles' catalog at long last onboard. Apple is readying an announcement, anonymous insiders say, while also warning... More »

11 Best Beatles Songs by George or Ringo

Yes, they're mostly by George

(Newser) - Sam Greenspan admits he had a little trouble with this list for his 11 Points blog , but he toughed it out and came up with the best 11 Beatles songs written by Ringo Starr or George Harrison. The top five:
  1. "Something" (George): "Arguably his best lyrics, melody and
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Ringo Underwhelmed by Vatican's Forgiveness

'The Vatican, they've got more to talk about than the Beatles'

(Newser) - The Vatican may have forgiven the Beatles for their lifestyles, supposedly satanic messages, and bigger-than-Jesus claims, but it's apparently not a moment Ringo Starr was holding his breath for. "Didn't the Vatican say we were satanic or possibly satanic—and they've still forgiven us?" the drummer told CNN during... More »

Beatles Remasters Pack a Wallop

CDs showcase Fab Four as they were meant to be heard

(Newser) - The Beatles just got better: every one of their original albums and a batch of collected singles has been remastered, boosting the quality to the level “the Beatles themselves would have heard and intended,” writes Matt Hurwitz in the Washington Post. The stereo CDs remind us that the... More »

John to Paul: 'You’re Daft, I Want a Divorce'

New interview tapes reveal Lennon as engineer of Beatles' break up

(Newser) - Long-forgotten interviews with the Beatles emerged today when rock journalist Ray Connelly dug out reels of tape he'd stored away in a forgotten suitcase. On the 40th anniversary of the band's descent into dissolution, Connelly reveals new information upending some impressions that Paul McCartney was responsible for the split. More »

3D Remake of Yellow Submarine to Surface

(Newser) - Disney is planning a 3D remake of Yellow Submarine, the 1968 psychedelic cartoon buoyed by a Beatles soundtrack, the Independent reports. Robert Zemeckis of Back to the Future fame will direct. Aside from the music, the Beatles were only tangentially related to the original film—actors provided the voices to... More »

Twitter and Facebook Come to Xbox 360

Microsoft console gets motion-sensor camera, Spielberg to show it

(Newser) - In a bid to make its Xbox 360 more interactive, Microsoft is bringing Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm, a lightning-speed video service, and—brace yourself—a motion-sensing camera that knows who you are just by reading your face to the console, Ars Technica reports. The company even brought in Steven Spielberg... More »

McCartney's Web Site Hacked

Malware allowed hacker access to fans' computer data

(Newser) - Paul McCartney's official web site was infected with malware that allowed hackers to access computer data of fans who logged on, reports the Telegraph. An internet security surveillance firm spotted the LuckySpoilt invasion early this week and purged the site. It's unclear how many users may have been affected. Hits... More »

Beatles Catalogue Gets Digital Facelift

(Newser) - The Beatles are getting a long-awaited makeover. The group's entire music collection, including all 12 studio albums released in stereo, is being digitally remastered for release in September, the UK Times reports. It will be the first time the first four Beatles albums will be available in their entirety on... More »

McCartney, Ringo Reunite in NY

(Newser) - An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in 7 years. The reunion of McCartney and Starr, the surviving members of the Beatles, was the highlight of the "Change Begins Within" concert last night. The event was held at Radio... More »

Concert Stirs Reunion Rumors for Beatles

McCartney, Starr will perform on the same stage next month

(Newser) - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will take the same stage during a charity concert in New York next month, though perhaps not at the same time. The show's organizers originally reported that the remaining Beatles would play together—it'd be the first time since a 2002 George Harrison tribute—but... More »

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