Ringo Starr Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ringo Starr Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth July 7, 1940
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Barbara Bach

Ringo Starr is an English musician, singer, and actor who is known globally as the drummer for the iconic music group The Beatles. He occasionally used to contribute vocals for the group’s music and even co-wrote some of their songs. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he embarked on a solo career for a few years and released several singles that became big hits in both the UK and the United States. In the 2nd half of his career, he featured in several documentaries and even hosted a few TV shows and in 1989, he started touring the world with the rock supergroup Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Ringo was inducted into the ‘Modern Drummer Hall of Fame’ in 1998 and was appointed a ‘Knight Bachelor’ in 2018 for his contribution to music.

Born Name

Richard Starkey

Nick Name

Ringo Starr, Ritchie, Lazarus

Ringo Starr as seen in January 2012
Ringo Starr as seen in January 2012 (Rob Acosta / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

9 Madryn Street, Dingle, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Residence

He splits his time between his residences in Cranleigh, England, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, California, United States; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Nationality

English

Education

Ringo attended St. Silas, a Church of England primary school and then Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School. However, due to a string of illnesses and hospitalizations, he fell behind his peers and became ineligible for the 11-plus qualifying examination that was a prerequisite for attendance at a grammar school.

After his recovery, he decided against continuing formal education and directly entered the workforce.

Occupation

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Family

  • Father – Richard Starkey (Confectioner) (d. 1981)
  • Mother – Elsie Gleave (Confectioner) (d. 1987)
  • Others – Harry Graves (Step-Father), John Parkin Starkey (Paternal Grandfather), Henry Parkin Starkey (Paternal Great Grandfather), Annie Starkey (Paternal Great Grandmother), Annie Bower (Paternal Grandmother), Alfred Bower (Paternal Great Grandfather), Margaret Ellen Parr (Paternal Great Grandmother), David Bower (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Joseph Parr (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Catherine Rodenhurst (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), John Gleave (Maternal Grandfather), William Gleave (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Kate Conroy (Maternal Great Grandmother), William Gleave Sr. (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), William Conroy (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Catherine Martha Johnson (Maternal Grandmother), Andrew Johnson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Mary Elizabeth Cunningham (Maternal Great Grandmother), Peter Johnson (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Philadelphia Tait (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), James Cunningham (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Joe Walsh (Brother-in-Law) (Guitarist), Flora Evans (Daughter-in-Law), Jay Mehler (Son-in-Law) (Musician), Marjorie Bach (Sister-in-Law)

Manager

He is represented by –

  • Celebrity Talent International, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Jeremy Norkin, Booking Agent, United Talent Agency, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Neil Warnock, Booking Agent, United Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom

Genre

Rock, Pop

Instruments

Drums, Vocals

Labels

  • Parlophone Records Limited
  • United Artists Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Apple Records
  • Swan Records
  • Vee-Jay Records
  • Tollie Records
  • Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • RCA Records
  • Mercury Records
  • Koch (Entertainment One Music)
  • Private Music
  • Boardwalk Records
  • Rykodisc
  • Hip-O Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Ringo Starr during a performance in February 2013
Ringo Starr during a performance in February 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ringo has dated –

  1. Christine Keeler
  2. Uschi Obermaier
  3. Debralee Scott
  4. Stephanie La Motta
  5. Geraldine McGovern (1957-1961)
  6. Patricia Davies (1957-1962)
  7. Maureen Cox (1962–1975) – Ringo married British hairdresser Maureen Cox on February 11, 1965. They have 3 children together – 2 sons named Zak Starkey (Drummer) (b. September 13, 1965) and Jason Starkey (b. August 19, 1967), and a daughter named Lee Starkey (b. November 11, 1970). The couple was divorced in 1975. Ringo has 8 grandchildren – 1 from Zak, 4 from Jason, and 3 from Lee.
  8. Paula Bennet (1963)
  9. Vicki Hodge (1964)
  10. Chris O’Dell (1973)
  11. Nancy Lee Andrews (1974-1980)
  12. Lynsey de Paul (1975-1976)
  13. Samantha Juste (1976-1979)
  14. Susan Alpert (1977)
  15. Shelley Duvall (1978-1980)
  16. Barbara Bach (1980-Present) – Ringo first met American actress and model Barbara Bach in 1980 on the sets of the film Caveman. They got married on April 27, 1981.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Ringo Starr in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019
Ringo Starr in an Instagram post as seen in July 2019 (Ringo Starr / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Always appears in sunglasses
  • Wears a stud on his left ear with a ‘Star’ marked on it
  • Often poses with the ‘Peace’ sign, representing his catchphrase ‘Peace and Love’

Shoe Size

7 (UK) or 8 (US) or 41 (EU)

Religion

Christianity

Brand Endorsements

Ringo has served as the ambassador for the footwear brand Skechers.

He has appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • Oldsmobile
  • Sun Country Wine Cooler (1986)
  • Charles Schwab Investing (2000)
  • “Rock Out in Comfort” for Relax Fit Shoes from Skechers

Ringo Starr Favorite Things

  • Music Genres – Blues, Skiffle, Rock and Roll, Country, Jazz
  • Musicians/Inspirational Figures – Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Hank Snow, Chico Hamilton, Yusef Lateef, Gene Autry, Lee Dorsey
  • Drummer – Jim Keltner
  • Comedy Series – Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-1974)

SourceWikipedia, IMDb

Ringo Starr as seen in February 2013
Ringo Starr as seen in February 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ringo Starr Facts

  1. Before breaking out as a drummer, he used to work for the British Rail and even served as a machinist at an equipment manufacturer in his hometown of Liverpool.
  2. In 1957, he co-founded the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group but the band fell apart by 1958 as the craze for the skiffle musical genre gave way to the charms of American rock and roll.
  3. When The Beatles began operating in 1960, he was a part of another group called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with the band, he joined The Beatles in 1962 and replaced drummer Pete Best.
  4. A minor planet that was discovered on August 31, 1984, by the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, was named as 4150 Starr in his honor.
  5. In 2011, in a public poll by the Rolling Stone magazine, he was named as the fifth-greatest drummer of all time.
  6. He has been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ twice – first as a Beatle in 1988 and then for his solo career in 2015.
  7. Ringo was naturally left-handed but his grandmother changed his action and made him write right-handed.
  8. The first part of his stage name, Ringo Starr, was derived from the fact that he used to wear rings on all his fingers. Starr was taken from his actual surname, Starkey.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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