Tag: Ringo Starr

Tuesday 7/6/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Ringo Starr Top 30 Hits Twitter: @ringostarrmusic

Ringo Starr, former drummer and occasional singer and songwriter of British rock band the Beatles. When the band broke up in the spring of 1970, Starr embarked on a solo career. Along with the other Beatles, he spent the first half of the seventies on Apple Records, the label created by the band for themselves. Starr moved to Atlantic Records after his contract with EMI expired and his career diminished in commercial impact, even though he continued to record and eventually tour with his All-Starr Band in 1989 and continues to do so today.

Studio albums 20
Live albums 11
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 12
Music videos 25
EPs 2
Singles 44
Other albums 2
Guest appearances 31

1Photograph1973
2It Don’t Come Easy1971
3You’re Sixteen1973
4Back Off Boogaloo1972
5Only You (And You Alone)1974
6Oh My My1974
7A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll1976
8Wrack My Brain1981
9No No Song1975
10Weight of the World1992
11Beaucoups of Blues1970
12It’s All Down to Goodnight Vienna1975
13Walk with You (with Paul McCartney)2009
14Snookeroo1974
15You Don’t Know Me at All1976
16Hey! Baby1976
17Here’s to the Nights2020
18Liverpool 82007
19Devil Woman1973
20Drowning in the Sea of Love1977
21Act Naturally (with Buck Owens)1989
22Wings1977
23Postcards from Paradise2015
24Give More Love2017
25We’re On the Road Again2017
26So Wrong For So Long2017
27Standing Still2017
28What’s My Name2019
29Grow Old With Me2019
30Run To Me2021

Tuesday 7/7/2020 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Ringo Starr

Sir Richard Starkey MBE (born July 7, 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including “Yellow Submarine”, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote and sang the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others.

Starr was afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, with periods of prolonged hospitalizations. He briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship as a machinist at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze and developed a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he co-founded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll around early 1958. When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes when he was asked to join the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best.

In addition to the Beatles’ films, Starr has acted in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US top-ten hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. His most successful UK single was “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top-ten release in both the UK and the US. He has featured in numerous documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two series of the children’s television program  Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr. Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with thirteen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Wednesday 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul Carrack


Paul Melvyn Carrack (born April 22, 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack “The Man with the Golden Voice”, while Record Collector remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters’ backing band, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-lead singer (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear”. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, The Pretenders, The Smiths and Madness.

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Ringo Starr – What’s My Name (2019)

What’s My Name is the 20th studio album by English musician Ringo Starr. It was released on October 25, 2019 through Roccabella and Universal Music Enterprises. The album was again recorded at Roccabella West, Starr’s home studio, and features collaborations with Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Richard Page and Warren Ham. It also includes a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old with Me”, which Starr invited Paul McCartney to sing and play bass guitar on, and a solo version by Starr of “Money (That’s What I Want)”, a Motown song previously recorded by the Beatles.

1. “Gotta Get Up to Get Down” 4:20
2. “It’s Not Love That You Want” 3:34
3. “Grow Old with Me” 3:18
4. “Magic” 4:09
5. “Money (That’s What I Want)” 2:56
6. “Better Days” 2:49
7. “Life Is Good” 3:11
8. “Thank God for Music” 3:38
9. “Send Love Spread Peace” 2:58
10. “What’s My Name” 3:45

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Feature Artist: Raspberries & Eric Carmen (Singles) 9pm ET

Raspberries (band)The Raspberries were an American power pop/pop rock band formed in 1970 from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their pop sound, which Allmusic later described as featuring “exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies.” The members were known for their clean-cut public image, with short-hair and matching suits, which brought them teenybopper attention as well as scorn from some mainstream media outlets as “uncool”. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era—especially The Beatles, The Who, The Hollies, and Small Faces—and its mod sensibility. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power pop music style that took off after the group disbanded. They also have a following among professional musicians such as Jack Bruce, Ringo Starr, and Courtney Love.

Eric CarmenEric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. He scored numerous hit songs across the 1970s and 1980s, first as a member of the Raspberries (who had a million-selling single with “Go All The Way”), and then with his solo career, including hits such as “All By Myself”, “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again”, “She Did It”, “Hungry Eyes”, and “Make Me Lose Control”. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Ringo Starr (Singles) 9pm ET

RingoStarrRichard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band’s albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as “What Goes On” and “Flying”.

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations fell behind in school. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Railways before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children’s television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Ringo Starr Top 20 Hits 1pm ET @RadioMax @ringostarrmusic

RingoStarrRingo Starr, MBE (born Richard Starkey; 7 July 1940) is an English musician, singer and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He sang lead vocals on several of their songs, including “With a Little Help from My Friends“, “Yellow Submarine” and their version of “Act Naturally“. He is also credited as a co-writer of “What Goes On”, “Flying” and “Dig It”, and as the sole author of “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden“.

He was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations, fell behind scholastically: his classmates nicknamed him “Lazarus” after a twelve-month recovery from peritonitis following a routine appendectomy. At age eight, he had remained illiterate. After several years of twice weekly tutoring he had nearly caught up to his peers academically, but in 1953, he contracted tuberculosis and was admitted to a sanatorium, where he remained for two years. He then entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon after, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and they had earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another leading Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with them in the UK and Hamburg, Germany, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr’s creative contribution to their music has received praise from drummers such as Steve Smith and Phil Collins. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named him the fifth-greatest drummer of all-time.

A critically acclaimed actor, Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After their break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles and albums and recorded with each of the former Beatles. He has been featured in a number of documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two seasons of the children’s television series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, Starr has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Photograph
2 It Don’t Come Easy
3 You’re Sixteen
4 Back Off Boogaloo
5 Only You (And You Alone)
6 Oh My My
7 A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll
8 No No Song
9 It’s All Down to Goodnight Vienna
10 Wrack My Brain
11 Weight of the World
12 Beaucoups of Blues
13 Act Naturally (with Buck Owen)
14 Hey! Baby
15 You Don’t Know Me At All
16 La De Da
17 Liverpool 8
18 Snookeroo
19 Wings
20 Drowning in the Sea of Love

Feature LP: Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (2007) – 11pm ET

Photograph_-_The_Very_Best_of_Ringo_Starr_cover_artPhotograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (the last word visually rendered as) is a career-spanning best-of compilation album by Ringo Starr and is the first such album since the release of 1975’s Blast from Your Past. The release of the collection coincided with that of Starr’s first four solo albums for EMI in digital format on 28 August 2007.

The compilation debuted at No. 26 in the United Kingdom album chart on 2 September 2007. This represents Starr’s highest UK album chart peak since 1974, when the Goodnight Vienna album debuted and peaked at No. 30. The album stayed in the UK Top 100 chart for three weeks. The album also had a 2-week chart run in the United States, where it debuted at No. 130 with 5,426 copies sold during the first week of release.

This album is notable for includind all of the songs from the first Ringo Starr’s greatest hits compilation Blast from Your Past.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Photograph” (from Ringo, 1973) Richard StarkeyGeorge Harrison 3:58
2. It Don’t Come Easy” (Non-album single, 1971) Starkey 3:01
3. You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine)” (from Ringo, 1973) Bob ShermanRichard Sherman 2:49
4. Back Off Boogaloo” (Non-album single, 1972) Starkey 3:19
5. I’m the Greatest” (from Ringo, 1973) John Lennon 3:26
6. Oh My My” (from Ringo, 1973) Vini Poncia, Starkey 4:15
7. Only You (And You Alone)” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Buck Ram, Andy Rand 3:24
8. Beaucoups of Blues” (from Beaucoups of Blues, 1970) Buzz Rabin 2:33
9. Early 1970” (B-side to “It Don’t Come Easy“) Starkey 2:18
10. Snookeroo” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Elton JohnBernie Taupin 3:24
11. No No Song” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Hoyt Axton, David Jackson 2:31
12. (It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Lennon 3:02
13. Hey! Baby” (from Ringo’s Rotogravure, 1976) Margaret Cobb, Bruce Channel 3:10
14. A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (from Ringo’s Rotogravure, 1976) Carl Groszmann 3:54
15. “Weight of the World” (from Time Takes Time, 1992) Brian O’Doherty, Fred Velez 3:24
16. “King of Broken Hearts” (from Vertical Man, 1998) Starkey, Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal, Steve Dudas 4:43
17. Never Without You” (from Ringo Rama, 2003) Starkey, Hudson, Gary Nicholson 5:23
18. Act Naturally – duet with Buck Owens” (from Act Naturally, 1989) Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison 3:00
19. “Wrack My Brain” (from Stop and Smell the Roses, 1981) Harrison 2:21
20. “Fading in and Fading Out” (from Choose Love, 2005)