"Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day."

  • Born July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England
  • After a storied career with the Beatles, Starr released "It Don't Come Easy," which went to No. 4 in the U.S. and U.K. His third album, Ringo, was hailed as a return to a rock sound after explorations into other genres.
  • Starr has won eight GRAMMY Awards as a member of the Beatles and an additional GRAMMY for the 1972 Album Of The Year-winning charitable efforts The Concert For Bangla Desh with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Ravi Shankar, among others. In 2014 he performed "Photograph" solo and reunited with Paul McCartney for "Queenie Eye" onstage at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, their first performance together in five years.
  • Starr is the only Beatle to have had another job before the band hit it big. He worked as a steward on a ferry in the early 1960s.
  • With the Beatles, Starr received a Recording Academy Trustees Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. The band has 15 recordings in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, some of which were performed during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles," a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the group's appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
  • The GRAMMY Museum has hosted Starr on several occasions: first in 2010 for a conversation about his album Y Not, and again in 2013 for the opening of the exhibit Ringo: Peace & Love, the first such exhibit to honor a drummer.
  • Starr and his wife Barbara Bach started the Lotus Foundation to combat social issues, including substance abuse and neurological disease. He has participated in several musical projects for charity, including an album benefitting victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Ringo Starr

"Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day."

  • Born July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England
  • After a storied career with the Beatles, Starr released "It Don't Come Easy," which went to No. 4 in the U.S. and U.K. His third album, Ringo, was hailed as a return to a rock sound after explorations into other genres.
  • Starr has won eight GRAMMY Awards as a member of the Beatles and an additional GRAMMY for the 1972 Album Of The Year-winning charitable efforts The Concert For Bangla Desh with Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Ravi Shankar, among others. In 2014 he performed "Photograph" solo and reunited with Paul McCartney for "Queenie Eye" onstage at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, their first performance together in five years.
  • Starr is the only Beatle to have had another job before the band hit it big. He worked as a steward on a ferry in the early 1960s.
  • With the Beatles, Starr received a Recording Academy Trustees Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award. The band has 15 recordings in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, some of which were performed during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles," a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the group's appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
  • The GRAMMY Museum has hosted Starr on several occasions: first in 2010 for a conversation about his album Y Not, and again in 2013 for the opening of the exhibit Ringo: Peace & Love, the first such exhibit to honor a drummer.
  • Starr and his wife Barbara Bach started the Lotus Foundation to combat social issues, including substance abuse and neurological disease. He has participated in several musical projects for charity, including an album benefitting victims of Hurricane Sandy.

GRAMMY Award Results for Ringo Starr

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Nominations
Best Surround Sound Album
Ringo 5.1 The Surround Sound Collection
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Free As A Bird
Best Music Video, Short Form
Free As A Bird
Best Music Video, Long Form
The Beatles Anthology
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Act Naturally (Single)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
The Concert For Bangla Desh
 
Wins
Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Let It Be
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Let It Be
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus
Let It Be
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Abbey Road (Album)
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By A Group
Abbey Road
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Hey Jude
Album Of The Year
Magical Mystery Tour (Album)
Best Contemporary-Pop Performance, Vocal Duo Or Group
Hey Jude
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Album
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nominations
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Contemporary Group Performance (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Or Instrumentalist(s)
A Day In The Life (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Revolver (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Help!
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
Help!
Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Group (Vocal Or Instrumental)
Help!
 
Wins
Best Performance By A Vocal Group
A Hard Day's Night
Best New Artist Of 1964
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Best Rock & Roll Recording
A Hard Day's Night

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