t’s hard to believe the former mop-topped drummer of The Beatles turns 75 years old today! It’s even harder to believe Ringo Starr is still rockin’ and rollin’ and flashin’ peace signs all across the universe. Let’s come together to celebrate the oldest Beatle with these 10 surprising facts—including how he got that nickname in the first place.
His real name is…
… Richard Starkey! Little “Ritchie,” as he was often called, was born in 1940 to two bakers. His stage name, Ringo Starr, came much later in life. As a performer, he liked to wear a lot of rings on his fingers and his pre-Beatles band, Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, referred to his featured slot as “Starr Time.”
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