Ringo Starr

RINGO STARR CAN’T STOP DRUMMING

When it comes to Beatles, we see a lot of Paul McCartney around – in concert, on vacations, interviews etc. But we tend to forget that Ringo Starr, 82, lives in LA. He has homes in several countries but spends most of his time here. Did you know he’s the richest drummer in the world? (Estimated: 350 million) After The Beatles split up, he got involved in more money-making projects than any of his bandmates. He married model (and former Bond Girl) Barbara Bach in 1981, and in 1988 they checked into rehab together. That cemented their relationship, and they’ve been together ever since. (Ringo and his All-Starr Band are appearing at The Greek Theater in October)

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Ringo and Barbara shopping at Maxfield in Malibu

JOHN VARVATOS STORE ATTRACTS THE CREAM OF ROCK N ROLL

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John Varvatos must love old rock stars. The designer, who has a very successful shop in West Hollywood, opened his first European store in London and it was like the history of rock n roll. Jimmy Page, Ringo Starr,and Iggy Pop all looked like they were having a good time and held up their fingers in that strange way that men feel compelled to do. Ringo never seems to change.

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BEATLES REUNION IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

The two remaining Beatles had dinner together this week at Cecconi’s in West Hollywod. Paul McCartney And Ringo Starr, along with Ringo’s wife Barbara Bach and Paul’s wife Nancy Shevell. They looked like they were having a good time but there are no plans to perform together – they’re both committed to separate tours this Spring and Summer.

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RINGO STARR’S SON ZAK DRUMS WITH THE WHO

Little did we know that Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, 47, is an in-demand drummer – and has been an unofficial member of The Who since 1996. Apparently Ringo hoped his kid would become and doctor or lawyer, but Zak loved the drums and he’s been a working musician all his adult life. He signed autographs for fans with other Who bandmembers outside the Sunset Marquis Hotel.

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RINGO BEHEADED IN LIVERPOOL GARDEN

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Notice something missing? Ringo, of course! This is a topiary sculpture of The Beatles featured near the train station in the industrial town of Liverpool where the fab four grew up. It took 18 painstaking months to grow these plants into Beatle form. Last week somebody chopped off Ringo’s head and his figure had to be brought into the nursery for repair and regrowth. Locals figure the vandals were outraged by Ringo’s recent comments on a talk show that he “missed nothing” about his hometown.