A Personal Photolog: Ringo Starr from Childhood to Today

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Richard Starkey, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr became well-known as the drummer in The Beatles. The English drummer, songwriter, singer, and actor was born on July 7, 1949 in Dingle, Liverpool. As a child, he missed out on his formative first few years of school, due to being confined to the hospital for long periods of time to recover from appendicitis that he got when he was only six years old. His appendix ruptured, resulting in a coma that lasted ten weeks. When he finally left the hospital, he had not even learned to read or write.
 
He quit his first band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes and became part of the Beatles in 1960 after replacing their previous drummer, Pete Best. After the band broke-up in 1970, he continued making music and released several hit songs which topped the charts in the US and UK. He has been described by Phil Collins as a “great musician.” In 1998, he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame, and again as a solo artist, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. He was dubbed the fifth-greatest drummer in the world by Rolling Stones Magazine in 2011. He continues to perform and released his nineteenth studio album on September 15, 2017.
 
Here is the life of Ringo Starr from his childhood to today.