Ringo Starr is knighted
By Jacob Beaulieu
Edited by Luc Beaulieu
Ringo Starr, the drummer for the british band the Beatles, has recently been knighted by the queen of England as an award for his services to music and charity. Ringo received the award during new years and was actually very surprised that he had received an invitation to knighthood. A close family friend of his told The Sun: “It came as a bolt from the blue. Ringo was totally knocked sideways but is chuffed to bits.”. Ringo and Paul McCartney are the two beatles to be knighted. Paul, who was knighted 13 years ago, congratulated Ringo after he got his invitation. Today, Ringo is 77 years old.
Richard Starkey (Ringo’s real name) was born on july 7th, 1940, in Liverpool, England. He became the drummer for the legendary band the beatles in 1962 and sang at least one song on each album the band produced including the hits Yellow submarine and with a little help from my friends. Today Ringo has produced over 20 solo albums and is still touring with a new band.
When he was a Beatle, he was known for his easy going nature and his comedic personality. He was often thought of as the “funny one” and was talented at working with other people as well as being a musician.
As well as having a career in music, Ringo has also worked in charity. In 1971 he took part in fellow beatle George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh, and in 2012 he made a song that was meant to raise money for the victims of hurricane Sandy. Ringo supports 8 charities and created one of his own, the Lotus foundation, a charity that funds and supports projects that benefit social welfare.
Ringo Starr is a musician, a Philanthropist, and now a knight. Ringo definitely deserves this honor due to his musical talent and charitable actions that help make the world a better place one drumbeat at a time.
|Ringo Starr in 1963 (Photo by Cyrus Andrews/|
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| Ringo Starr (Left) and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney (Right) (photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth)|