Beatles drummer Ringo Starr 5th anniversary of being knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s honors list
LONDON — Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth’s New Year’s honors list, along with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb and author Michael Morpurgo, while ballet dancer Darcey Bussell becomes a dame.
Ringo, 82 years ago, real name Richard Starkey, joined the Beatles as a replacement drummer for Pete Best in 1962 and occasionally sang lead vocals, notably in “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from my Friends.”
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988 and again in 2015 for his solo career after the group split up.
Gibb, 76, is the British musician who co-founded the Bee Gees with his brothers Robin and Maurice and went on to record at Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios a string of pop classics including “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” from the film “Saturday Night Fever.”