CollectionsRingo Starr
IN THE NEWS

Ringo Starr

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 7, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
Ringo Starr finished his concert last night at Bally's Grandstand by singing the song that summed up the evening: "With a Little Help From My Friends. " Under the circumstances, he should have changed it to "With a Whole Lot of Very Important Help From My Friends. " Although he was the headliner, Starr was not the only star attraction. He turned out to be something of a lightweight, given the musical prowess of his accomplices. There was Joe Walsh doing a rollicking "Rocky Mountain Way" by pounding out a survey course in guitar styles.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | By Amy Linn, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, United Press International and the New York Times
Ringo Starr may yet get the answer to that oft-sung question, "What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?" The Beatle in the back, the man who quite possibly got the best break in history when original drummer Pete Best was dumped from the band, will be appearing this summer in a concert tour, his first since the Beatles broke up in 1970. The tour, announced yesterday by Starr, is slated to include Atlantic City, on Aug. 6 at the Grandstand Under the Stars, and Philadelphia, on Aug. 9 at the Mann Music Center.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer David Walstad and Inquirer staff writer Joe Logan contributed to this report
Still in the talk stage - but such interesting talk - is that ex-Beatle Ringo Starr may soon show up weekly on TV. And we don't mean as a man wearing a bear suit selling Sun Country Wine Coolers, either. Word has it that Starr is negotiating with Don Johnson's production company at Universal in Burbank, Calif., to do a one-hour pilot that they hope to spin off as a regular series. For the project, tentatively titled Flip Side, Ringo would play a rock-and- roller who, after his wife unexpectedly dies, is forced to abandon life on the road to come home and take care of his kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Mark Moffett; Ringo Starr performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Radio host Howard Stern; the Airborne Toxic Event performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Radcliffe; Vanessa Hudgens; Evanescence performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live John Krasinski; Eloise Mumford; Gotye performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2011
The 1964 "Mary Poppins" film score may be the most beloved and popular work by Richard and Robert Sherman, but it is hardly their only effort. Here's a sampling: Movie scores "The Parent Trap" (1961) "The Jungle Book" (1967) "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) "The Aristocats" (1970) "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) "Snoopy Come Home" (1972) "Charlotte's Web" (1973) "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2009 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What is God? Does he, she, or it exist? Does God exist in the same way cars, trees, and puppies are said to exist? (What is existence, anyway . . .) These questions have inspired theologians, philosophers, poets, and artists to create some of the world's greatest cultural treasures. Sadly, they also have led more malicious minds - usually those convinced they had all the right answers - to conceive some of history's most horrific forms of oppression. Oh My God?, a lavishly shot documentary which poses those questions to scores of average Joe and Jane Q. Publics around the globe and a few B-list celebrities, is anything but a treasure.
NEWS
January 23, 1995 | by Dave Saltonstall, New York Daily News
Ringo Starr, the Beatles drummer, is sitting in a plush London hotel room fingering a copy of the band's new hit album, "Live at the BBC. " "Hello, my name is Ringo Starr, and I'm on this album," he says, offering a bit of that classic Beatles camp that was as much a part of the band's early style as the drummer's firm, infectious backbeat. It was late December, and what the 54-year-old Starr still couldn't know is that by now, the disc in his hand would sell more than 6 million copies worldwide - an astounding success for any band, much less one that broke up 24 years ago. It is, as they say, another outbreak of Beatlemania, a good 10 years after that happy dementia was thought to have subsided forever.
NEWS
April 6, 2011
Seven years after Rollie Massimino led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA title, UNLV lured him to Nevada with a secret side deal that lifted his salary above what was reported. He was forced out two years later. After leading the Flyers to two Stanley Cups, Fred Shero ditched Philly to take over as coach and general manager of the hated New York Rangers in 1978. After broadcasting from West Philly for six years, Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" was lured to Hollywood in 1964.
NEWS
July 10, 2010
'Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" So says Albus Dumbledore, grand wizard of Harry Potter's world. This wizened soul knows the joy of a well-conjured tune, one that keeps the heart, mind, and spirit young. Just look at some of the musical graybeards still performing. Ringo Starr hit 70 this week. Yeah, the oldest Beatle, who's been touring with his All-Star Band since 1989, longer than he spent as part of the Fab Four - almost as long as he's been a grandfather (since '85)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1998 | By Rip Rense, FOR THE INQUIRER
It won't be out until early May, and its label has yet to be announced, but this much is certain: Ringo Starr's forthcoming album, Vertical Man, features one of the strangest pairings since Courtney Love and Edward Norton. It's Ringo Starr and - Alanis Morissette. The 57-year-old Beatle and that jagged little pill share lead vocals on a remake of the 1973 Dobie Gray hit "Drift Away," which is likely to be the album's first single. And the strangeness doesn't end there. They're joined on the cut by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too.   Kate lets kat outta the bag   AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
NEWS
November 11, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A half-century ago, pop music's most popular, most important band had its first of seven straight anni mirabiles . In 1963, the Beatles became an international sensation. A very good year it was. (In a much-discussed June article in the Atlantic, Colin Fleming declared 1963 the quintessential Beatles year.) They released two albums, Please Please Me in March, Meet the Beatles in the fall. In their groundbreaking hit, "Please Please Me," they discovered what they could do in a studio; it got to No. 1 in England.
NEWS
July 28, 2013 | By Justin Moyer
Half a century ago, the Beatles were really busy. After Beatlemania broke out in 1963, they played more than 1,200 shows, recorded 12 LPs, and appeared in five movies. Some followed the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, or admitted to trying acid, or spurned royal honors, or claimed to be more popular than Jesus. Then, in 1970, they broke up. But that didn't end Beatlemania. In 1976, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels appealed to the band on the air, offering them $3,000 to reunite.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
USUALLY Tattle writes about actors and actresses who get famous doing movies or television. Actress/singer Joselyn Martinez may one day be famous for her work (she'll soon be seen in the Web series "Wives in the Heights"), but the New York Daily News reported her story yesterday because of her ability to solve a crime. And not just any crime. Joselyn, 36, tracked down the man who allegedly killed her father, Jose Martinez , 26 years ago. She then gave his address and phone number to police at New York's 34th Precinct.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Mark Moffett; Ringo Starr performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Radio host Howard Stern; the Airborne Toxic Event performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Radcliffe; Vanessa Hudgens; Evanescence performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live John Krasinski; Eloise Mumford; Gotye performs.
NEWS
October 6, 2011 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writer
He was known as "the quiet Beatle. " He was certainly the most enigmatic. So Martin Scorsese's biographical documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World , is something of a revelation. The two-part film, available on demand starting Thursday on HBO, is an intriguing portrait of the Beatles' junior partner and guitarist, who died of lung cancer in 2001. It combines home movies, archival footage, and a landslide of priceless snapshots, professional photos, and recent interviews with Harrison's son Dhani, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, George Martin, Eric Clapton, Phil Spector, and many others, conducted specifically for the film.
NEWS
April 6, 2011
Seven years after Rollie Massimino led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA title, UNLV lured him to Nevada with a secret side deal that lifted his salary above what was reported. He was forced out two years later. After leading the Flyers to two Stanley Cups, Fred Shero ditched Philly to take over as coach and general manager of the hated New York Rangers in 1978. After broadcasting from West Philly for six years, Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" was lured to Hollywood in 1964.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2011
The 1964 "Mary Poppins" film score may be the most beloved and popular work by Richard and Robert Sherman, but it is hardly their only effort. Here's a sampling: Movie scores "The Parent Trap" (1961) "The Jungle Book" (1967) "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) "The Aristocats" (1970) "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) "Snoopy Come Home" (1972) "Charlotte's Web" (1973) "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977)
NEWS
July 10, 2010
'Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" So says Albus Dumbledore, grand wizard of Harry Potter's world. This wizened soul knows the joy of a well-conjured tune, one that keeps the heart, mind, and spirit young. Just look at some of the musical graybeards still performing. Ringo Starr hit 70 this week. Yeah, the oldest Beatle, who's been touring with his All-Star Band since 1989, longer than he spent as part of the Fab Four - almost as long as he's been a grandfather (since '85)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2010
Ringo, Diddy, Gaga, more at Shore Summer at the Shore gets into gear with a host of big-name acts vying to pull in July Fourth weekend crowds in Atlantic City. It's a motley mix, beginning with a Beatle. Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, which this time out includes Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, and Rick Derringer, plays Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on Saturday. Farther up the Boardwalk, Sean "Diddy" Combs, currently hot thanks to his surprisingly self-mocking hilarious turn as a record exec in Get Him to the Greek , will perform Saturday, just as plain Diddy, at the House of Blues.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|