Happy Birthday Ringo Starr!

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Updated: July 7, 2015

As Ringo Starr’s 75th birthday draws ever-nearer, now is the ideal moment to celebrate the legendary life and illustrious career of one of the greatest drummers of all time.

Along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison, Ringo Starr changed the face of music, revolutionized rock, and produced the boisterous phenomenon that is Beatlemania. Lennon, McCartney, Starr, and Harrison reached uncharted heights with acclaimed albums such as 1965’s Help, 1966’s Revolver, 1967’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1969’s Abbey Road, and 1970’s Let It Be. With estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide, the Beatles remain the best-selling and most influential band in history.

Ringo Starr’s drumming techniques were an integral element to the unprecedented success of the Beatles. Starr changed absurd preconceptions of what it meant to be a drummer by creating memorable parts that could help music aficionados identify Beatles songs by solely listening to Starr’s contributions. Starr’s drumming received acclaim from critics, and influenced countless aspiring drummers. Additionally, Starr provided lead vocals to Beatles hits such as “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine”.

Following the disbandment of the Beatles in 1970, the nine-time Grammy Award winner has released 18 studio albums, and has participated in multiple side projects. Some of Starr’s solo work includes smash hits such as “Photograph”, “You’re Sixteen”, and “Back Off Boogaloo. Since 1989, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been touring with a tight, solid supergroup comprised of successful artists who have also produced hit singles. While Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band have never released an original album, they have gained a reputation for their impeccable live performances. The concerts typically features tunes from Starr’s solo catalog and Beatles contributions, as well as performances from each of the other musicians’ well-known material. As the band’s name suggests, each member is a legend in their own right who has decided to unite to create something that is truly extraordinary.

Experience an unforgettable concert as Ringo Starr & His All Star Band take over venues such as Montreal’s St. Denis Theatre, Toronto’s Massey Hall, Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.