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Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Annie Martin
UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
By United Press International
Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney is 'doing good' and 'getting ready to rock'

Ringo Starr says Paul McCartney is 'doing good' and 'getting ready to rock'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Ringo Starr updated fans on Paul McCartney's health, and said the rocker is out of the hospital and on the mend after contracting a virus.
Annie Martin
'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

'Beatles' special seen by nearly 14M viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- About 14 million viewers tuned in for Sunday's broadcast of "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America," CBS announced Monday.
Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

Letterman interviews Starr, McCartney for Beatles special

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman has interviewed Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for the special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," CBS said.
28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

28.5M tune in for Grammy Awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- About 28.5 million viewers in the United States tuned in for Sunday night's Grammy Awards ceremony, CBS announced Monday.
Beatles, Kris Kristofferson, Isley Brothers honored at Grammys event

Beatles, Kris Kristofferson, Isley Brothers honored at Grammys event

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Beatles, Kris Kristofferson and the Isley Brothers received Special Merit Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., during Grammy week, the Recording Academy said.
Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

Madonna, Billie Joe Armstrong to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Madonna, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Miranda Lambert are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
Gabrielle Levy
Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Grammys 2014: Beyonce and Jay Z to perform

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Grammy Awards air Sunday, January 26.
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Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Beatles band-mates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are to perform at the 56th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Eurythmics to reunite for Beatles tribute

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and David Stewart are set to reunite as the Eurythmics for the first time in nearly a decade.
Gabrielle Levy

Ringo Starr hopes to track down teens he snapped in 1964

MIAMI, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Ringo Starr is trying to identify six teenagers he snapped a photo of during the Beatles' first U.S. tour in 1964, possibly in Miami.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
By United Press International
Beatles song 'Octopus's Garden' to be a children's book

Beatles song 'Octopus's Garden' to be a children's book

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Simon and Schuster Children's Books says it is turning the Beatles song, "Octopus's Garden," into a picture book with the help of British musician Ringo Starr.
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NYP98102101 - 21 OCTOBER 1998 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Former Beatles drummer/singer Ringo Starr feigns shyness during, October 21st, photo op at Tower Record store in New York City to promote new Mercury record recording "Ringo Starr-VH1 Story tellers Session. ep/wy/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He became The Beatles' drummer in August 1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured as lead vocals on a number of successful Beatles songs (in particular, "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine", and The Beatles version of "Act Naturally"), as co-writer with the song "What Goes On" and primary writer with "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden".

As drummer for The Beatles, Starr was musically creative, and his contribution to the band's music has received high praise from notable drummers in more recent times. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills", technically limited by being a left-handed person playing a right-handed kit. Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr "composed unique, stylistic drum parts for The Beatles songs". In 2011, Starr was picked as the fifth-best drummer of all-time by Rolling Stone readers, behind drummers such as John Bonham, Keith Moon and Neil Peart.

Starr is the most documented and critically acclaimed actor-Beatle, playing a central role in several Beatles films, and appearing in numerous other movies, both during and after his career with The Beatles. After The Beatles' break-up in 1970, Starr achieved solo musical success with several singles and albums, and recorded with each of his fellow ex-Beatles as they too developed their post-Beatle musical careers. He has also been featured in a number of TV documentaries, hosted TV shows, and narrated the first two series of the children's television series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends. He currently tours with the All-Starr Band.

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