Grammy Museum Plan Ringo Starr Exhibit
... (Gibson) Beatles drummer Ringo Starr
is to get his own exhibition. On June 12, the Grammy Museum will open its doors to "Ringo: Peace And Love" - the first major exhibition to explore the life of Ringo Starr. Ringo's
exhibition will feature drum kits he played on at Shea Stadium and The Ed Sullivan Show, and his iconic Sgt Pepper suit. It will also include the cape he wore in Help and the red jacket he donned during The Beatles' final performance on the Apple building rooftop, along with personal and unpublished photographs and artifacts. "Ringo: Peace and Love" will incorporate an interactive component where visitors can take a virtual lesson from the legendary drummer. Bizarrely, Paul McCartney remains the only Beatle not to be honored with a dedicated Grammy Museum exhibition. more on this story Gibson.com is an official news provider for the antiMusic.com. Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission. Grammy Museum Plan Ringo Starr
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World's first Ringo Starr exhibition to open this summer
... with us to create Ringo: Peace & Love. We are particularly excited to celebrate Starr's extraordinary musical legacy with the legions of fans who admire him, as well as to introduce him to a new generation of music lovers." For more information visit: grammymuseum.org Last year Ringo Starr
was named the richest drummer in the world. The 72-year-old, who released his 16th solo album 'Ringo 2012' last January, is worth $300 million (£190 million), according to wealth-calculation website Celebritynetworth.com. This puts him well ahead of former Genesis man Phil Collins, who came in second place with a reported worth of around $250 million (£158 million). Dave Grohl, worth $225 million (£143 million), was third. World's first Ringo Starr
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Ringo Starr Peace And Love at Grammy Museum
... love. Paul McCartney remains the only Beatle not to be honoured with a dedicated Grammy Museum exhibition. Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); and $10.95 for students with I.D. (ages 6 ' 22) and members of the military. GRAMMY Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. Located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015 The exhibition is on until November 2013, when it will then tour select cities, yet to be announced. More from Noise11.com Have Your Say Click here to win an iPhone5! Ringo Starr
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Ringo Starr (July 7, 1940)
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Ringo's birth name is Richard Starkey.
He replaced Pete Best in the Beatles when Pete started not showing up for practices. Ringo was Pete's substitute and was eventually asked to join the band as the actual drummer. When Ringo joined the band, Beatles fans would chant "Pete Best Forever, Ringo Never," at their shows.
He had many health problems as a child which kept him from getting a great education. When he was 15 he could barely read or write, which was when he decided that he had to be a drummer. (thanks, Brittanie - Liverpool, England, for above 3)
Ringo was the narrator and did character voices of the UK animated series Thomas The Tank Engine (also known as Shining Time Station) from 1985-1991. His replacement was none other than comedian George Carlin. (thanks, Michael - New Bedford, MA)
Ringo was born left-handed, but his grandmother made him use his right hand for most tasks, so he writes, cuts paper and plays the drums right-handed. (thanks, Laura - Birmingham, England, for above 2)
From 1970-1973, he had more chart success than the other Beatles, including 7 straight Top-10 singles in a row.
He is the only ex-Beatle who is not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist. The Beatles were inducted in 1988.
His son, Zak Starkey, is also a drummer and has played with Oasis and The Who. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 3)
In 2008, he issued a strange statement in a video on his website: "I'm warning you with peace and love, I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you, thank you. And no objects to be signed. Nothing. Anyway, peace and love, peace and love." Not a great way to show appreciation for fans. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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