On all the group’s records, he sang lead vocals for just one song, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” as well as their cover of “Act Naturally”. Starr was twice afflicted by life threatening illnesses during his youth, and as an effect of lengthy hospitalizations, fell behind scholastically. In 1955, he entered the work force and briefly held a place with British Rail before procuring an apprenticeship at a Liverpool gear manufacturing company. Shortly after, he became interested in great Britain skiffle craze, acquiring a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first group, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and they brought in several esteemed local bookings prior to the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.
After reaching reasonable success together in the united kingdom and Hamburg, he leave the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played crucial parts in the Beatles’ movies and appeared in numerous others. After their breakup in 1970, he released several successful singles such as the USA number four hit “It Do Not Come Easy”, and number ones “Picture” and “You’re Sixteen”. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album “Ringo”, that was a top ten release in the UK and also the US. Since 1989, he’s successfully toured with twelve versions of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
Starr’s creative contribution to music has got compliments from drummers like Phil Collins and Steve Smith, who remarked: “Before Ringo, drum stars were quantified by their soloing skill and virtuosity. Ringo’s popularity brought forth a fresh paradigm… we began to view the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect… His parts are so signature to the tunes you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the remaining music but still identify the tune.” In 2011, “Rolling Stone” subscribers named Starr the fifth-best drummer ever.