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Ringo Starr 028

Look closer to find eleven song titles: Only You (And You Alone); Photograph; The No No Song; Goodnight Vienna; Yellow Submarine; You’re Sixteen; With a Little Help from My Friends; Octopus’s Garden; It Don’t Come Easy; What Goes On; Back Off Bugaloo

Ringo Starr

Sir Richard Starkey (July 7, 1940) known as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Good Night”, and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote and sang the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others, including “What Goes On” and “Flying”.

Starr was afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and he fell behind in school as a result of prolonged hospitalizations. He briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship as a machinist at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze and developed a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he co-founded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958. When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best.

Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number-four hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top-ten release in both the UK and the US. He also narrated the first two series of the children’s television program Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr. Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with thirteen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Starr was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. Starr, who was previously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988, was inducted for his solo career in 2015, making him one of 21 performers inducted more than once. He is the richest drummer in the world with a net worth of US $350 million. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honors for services to music.

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Ringo’s film career began with The Beatles films, Hard Days Night(1964), Help!(1965) and Magical Mystery Tour(1967). In 1968 he starred in Candy and in 1969 he co-starred opposite friend Peter Sellers in the critically acclaimed Magic Christian. In 1970 the documentary Let It Be was released, and in 1971 Ringo starred in Blindman. In 1974 he joined his best friend Harry Nilsson in The Son of Dracula, narrated Harry’s animated film The Point and appeared in Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels. In 1973 he co-starred as a Teddy Boy in That’ll Be The Day, in 1975 in Ken Russell’s Lisztomania. On American Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25, 1976 he joined The Band’s legendary final concert, The Last Waltz. Filmed by Martin Scorcese at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, it is hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made.

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The artwork: 

The first print of this illustration was sold at the CASAblanca silent auction, to raise the crucial funds needed to provide our community’s children with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite prisma colors: Yellow Ochre for singing lead on Yellow Submarine; True Blue for Beaucoupes Of Blues; Crimson Red (or blood red) represents his film contribution in The Son of Dracula. The lapel pins were worn while revealing his uniquely designed replica ‘knotted gun’ statue on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in September of 2019 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations 

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit: Face from 24_celebs_com-celebrity-52934-ringo-starr_html-09_GXNNO3C; Hand, jacket and lapel pins are from Alamy credit – Dominic Lipinski-GA3RJT.jpg

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)

11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 40)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Ringo Starr 028

The Beatles drummer, the conductor, many other rolls.


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