Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr, the world’s most famous drummer, turns 76 years old today. A 76-year-old Beatle? Does anyone else out there feel as old as me?
Some call Ringo Starr the luckiest guy in history. Others call him the greatest drummer in rock history. Not only was Ringo an awesome drummer, but his great wit and easygoing personality helped define the Beatles. There is just no way the Beatles would ever have been “the Beatles” without the great Ringo.
Ringo is the oldest Beatle (three months older than John), the shortest Beatle (5′ 8″) and the last to join the band. Okay, let’s take a look at a few facts you may not have known about the one and only Mr. Ringo Starr.