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RINGO STARR CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TO WIFE BARBARA BACH

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Ringo marked the occasion on Instagram with a throwback photo of himself and his wife on their special day of 27 April, 1981.

“It was 40 years ago today The love of my life said yes yes yes. And I said it right back peace and love,” he wrote alongside the photograph.

In the photo, Starr and Bach are standing behind their wedding cake while the musician’s bandmates George Harrison and Paul McCartney pose either side of them with their own spouses, Olivia Harrison and Linda McCartney.
Meanwhile, Barbara’s young son Gianni from her first marriage to Count Augusto Gregorini was pictured standing in front of his mother.

Ringo & Barbara leave Marylebone Register Office after their wedding in London, 27 April,1981.Their bridesmaids are Bach’s daughter Francesca Gregorini (left)& Ringo’s daughter Lee Starkey(foreground, right).Barbara’s wedding dress is by David and Elizabeth Emanuel

John Lennon had been fatally shot less than five months earlier in December 1980. Linda McCartney died from breast cancer aged 56 in 1998, while George Harrison passed away from lung cancer at 58 in 2001.

George Harrison’s widow Olivia commented on the post: “What a day that was. I’m stunned by the passing years and each day of the love you have shared not only with each other but with the world around you.
“I love you both dearly. Happy Anniversary dear Rich and Barb.”
Starr – real name Richard Starkey – was first married to Maureen Cox from 1965 to 1975. They had three children, Zak, Jason and Lee.

US-born Bach is an actor, having appeared as Bond girl Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me opposite Roger Moore’s 007. In addition to Gianni, she had daughter Francesca with her first husband.

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RINGO STARR SHARE PHOTOS WITH PRINCE PHILIP IN TRIBUTE

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Ringo Starr have shared throwback photos with Prince Philip in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
As the nation mourns the loss of Prince Philip, British celebrities have been sharing their tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media. Most recently,Ringo have shared photos from over 50 years ago with The Queen’s late husband.

Ringo Starr, who was knighted by Prince William in 2018, shared a picture from the 1960s of himself and The Beatles meeting the Duke.

Ringo posted the exact moment he shook hands with Prince Philip,
he captioned the post: “God bless the Duke of Edinburgh peace and love to all the family peace and love.”

According to the Liverpool Echo, Prince Philip called The Beatles “good chaps” after meeting with them.
On March 23, 1964, the Duke presented the Fab Four with two Carl Alan Awards at the Empire Ballroom in Leicester Square and spoke with John Lennon about books.

According to The New York Times that year, Prince Philip said that The Beatles were a “helpful” influence.

He said how he didn’t care how much noise people were making when singing at dancing.

But instead noted that what he objected to is “fighting and stealing”.
Prince Philip added: “It seems to me that these blokes [The Beatles] are helping people to enjoy themselves and that it is far better than the other.”

The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had seen The Beatles perform at the Royal Variety Show the year before.

John Lennon had famously said to the audience: “On this next number, I want you all to join in. Would those in the cheap seats clap their hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewellery.”

Meeting the band afterwards, The Queen Mother told The Beatles how much she had enjoyed their performance and asked where their next show was.
The Fab Four told The Queen Mother, “Slough” and she replied: “Ah, that’s near us!”

Asked what she thought of The Beatles, the widow of King George VI said: “They are so fresh and vital. I simply adore them.:

Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle just two months and a day before his 100th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17th and be televised with a national silence at 3pm.
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THE BEATLES SONG RINGO STARR CALLS HIS FAVOURITE

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The Beatles were well and truly in their pomp by 1966 and had become an unstoppable force in the charts but, on a creative level, they began experimenting even further and pushing their artistic integrity to the fore. On the eternally adored album Revolver, the band kicked it up a notch and the album remains a high watermark even by their lofty standards.

The sessions in the studio from the time of the album’s creation would spurn the one recording which Ringo would classify as being the band’s magnum opus. However, the track would never even make it onto the album and, instead, become another classic non-album Beatles tune. ‘Paperback Writer’ was a different gem by The Beatles which, somehow, didn’t make it on to a full-length album and, instead, was released as a stand-alone release in May 1966. The track would act as the B-Side for Ringo’s favourite Beatles song, the best they ever created, ‘Rain’.

The track really does showcase the band on their A-game with a bass masterclass from Paul McCartney and a vocal performance of the highest calibre from John Lennon. To keep the experimentation going, the song even featured backwards vocals topped off with a rousing drumming performance from Ringo that creates a beautifully mesmerising result.

In Many Years From Now, the biography of McCartney, Ringo made the revelation to author Barry Miles stating it was his favourite recording of anything he’s played during the entirety of his career: “I feel as though that was someone else playing,” he said. “I was possessed!” It’s a remarkable idea and one which sees Ringo perhaps at his peak.

He then went on to detail what exactly he loved about it: “I was into the snare and hi-hat. I think it was the first time I used this trick of starting a break by hitting the hi-hat first instead of going directly to a drum off the hi-hat,” Ringo said. “I think it’s the best out of all the records I’ve ever made.”


JERRY LEE LEWIS´85th BIRTHDAY : RINGO STARR AND KEITH RICHARDS JOIN VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

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A slew of stars will celebrate the 85th birthday of rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis later this month.

Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Andy Grammer, Kris Kristofferson and Peyton Manning have just been added to the lineup of “Whole Lotta Celebratin’ Goin’ On: 85 Years of The Killer.”

The virtual celebration, hosted by John Stamos, will premiere October 27 at 7 p.m. CT on Lewis’ official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Other participants include former President Bill Clinton, Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Brenda Lee, Chris Isaak, Chris Janson, Drew Carey, Elton John, Freda Payne, Gavin DeGraw, Jacob Tolliver, James Burton, Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Phillips, Jimmy Swaggart, Joe Walsh, Lee Ann Womack, Linda Gail Lewis, Lindsay Ell, Marty Stuart, Mickey Gilley, Mike Love, Nancy Wilson, Priscilla Presley, Randy Houser, Tanya Tucker, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson and Wink Martindale, plus the members of Lewis’ road band: Kenny Lovelace, Ray Gann and Kenny Aronoff.
Lewis, who turned 85 on September 29, will make several appearances, as well.

The show is a benefit for Christian humanitarian non-profit World Vision.

Lewis, known for formative rock ‘n’ roll songs such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” is one of two living members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inaugural 1986 class.
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