Ringo Starr's 15 Most Memorable Moments

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019


Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England, Ringo Starr was the only member of the Beatles to have achieved some musical success before joining the band. Born to a working-class family in what became a broken home, Starr was often sick as a child and spent two years in a sanatorium after developing a lung disease at 13. It was there that a nurse introduced him to a drum kit, and his future was set. Here are the 15 most memorable moments from the long and distinguished career of Ringo Starr.

15. Starr was knighted by Prince William in 2018

A full 21 years after Paul McCartney became Sir Paul, and 53 years after the Beatles received their MBE from Queen Elizabeth II, Ringo Starr was knighted by Prince William in 2018. Although he joked that he would wear his honors “for breakfast,” Starr admitted that he was very pleased and that the award meant more to him than he was able to express.

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