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Ringo Starr: Blast From Your Past (Capitol)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, March 1976

IT'S HARD TO figure our just what constitutes the biggest detriment to a healthy music scene these days; the dearth of flesh & blood artists ...

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Ringo Starr (2015)

Interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages audio, April 2015

The Beatles' tub-thumper talks about his latest album, Postcards from Paradise; the songs he wrote for the Beatles like 'Octopus's Garden' and 'Don't Pass Me By'; on drumming, and on the way Beatles songs would evolve in the studio.

File format: mp3; file size: 19.4mb, interview length: 21' 09" sound quality: ***

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Liverpool: Home Town

Report and Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 19 June 1965

...that's Liddypool, home of so many greats in the pop world, and from the streets where they lived Fab's SYLVIA STEPHEN reports... ...

How a Beatle Lives, Part 2: Ringo Starr — So Who's Afraid of Dogs and Babies! (Especially Babies)

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 11 March 1966

RINGO LIVES in Weybridge at the bottom of the hill of which John lives on top. His house, too, is large and Tudor-ish. It has ...

Beatles by Barrow: Beatle at the Back

Profile by Tony Barrow, Melody Maker, 24 February 1968

TONY BARROW, the Beatles press representative, writes about the Beatles for the first time in five years, Naturally, he chose Melody Maker. Barrow has been ...

Ringo Stars: Geoffrey Cannon on the Beatles' Solo Albums

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 19 December 1970

Ringo Starr: Beaucoups of Blues; Paul McCartney: McCartney; John Lennon: John Lennon Plastic Ono Band; George Harrison: All Things Must Pass ...

The Beatles: It's Open Warfare

Report by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 6 March 1971

Why Beatles ended in a sordid mudbath.It isn't coincidence that these solo singles have just been released, says Alan Smith ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 7 August 1971


Concert for Bangla Desh (Dir. Saul Swimmer; 20th Century Fox)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 1 April 1972


T. Rex: Marc

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 5 August 1972

MARC BOLAN'S first film, titled Born To Boogie, is due for release on the cinema circuit in September. It would appear that it's a logical ...

Ringo Starr on Born to Boogie

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 9 December 1972

"BOLAN STRUTS, man, and I like that about him a lot. A lot of people, when they first meet him, can be put off because ...

Ringo: Apple to the Core

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 16 December 1972

RINGO WAS always supposed to be like that empty-headed klutz who followed Peter Sellers everywhere in the Magic Christian — a good-humoured and honourable Tonto-figure ...

Ringo Starr: Ringo

Review by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, 1973

IT's DEFINITELY worth having, that's for sure, but the main problem with Ringo is that it's uneven. The Beatles rarely, if ever, made an uneven ...

John Lennon: The Beatle in exile

Interview by Ivor Davis, Daily Express, 17 November 1973

PHOTONEWS with the full version of John Lennon's blues... and his song of love ...

Paul McCartney: Band On The Run/Ringo Starr: Ringo

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 19 January 1974

RINGO STARR is a wonderful person. His new album proves it. ...

Richard Perry: It's not difficult to record both Captain Beefheart and Andy Williams

Interview by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 18 May 1974

Producer Richard Perry talks to Robert Partridge ...

Ringo's Agenda: Movie, Music, But No Beatles

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Rolling Stone, 23 May 1974

LOS ANGELES — "No, it's not getting back together, I promise you, not this year, folks," said Ringo Starr, who should know whether "it," the ...

Harry Nilsson: Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Report and Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, September 1974

HIS BANKING days securely behind him, Nilsson recorded an incredible debut album, Pandemonium Shadow Show. A serious-looking figure on the album's cover in his closely ...

Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 23 November 1974

ONE GOOD album deserves another, they say — but that's as maybe. What we have here is John Lennon's maxim of "never change a winning ...

Ringo Waltzes Through Goodnight Vienna

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, March 1975

His first solo album jolted those who had forgotten the placid Beatle with its astounding success, but Ringo's veteran producer likes his new platter even ...

Singles from Elton John, David Bowie et al

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 1 March 1975

Elton gets lost ...

Ringo Starr: Everyone One Of Us Has All We Need…

Interview by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 12 April 1975

SOMETIMES your friendly neighbourhood interviewer is allowed to conduct his interview in a small room with only the interviewee and a tape, recorder for company. ...

Ringo Starr: A Starr is Bored

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times, 1976

RINGO STARR was to be viewed ceremonially last week, in Paris. He and his courtiers were accommodated at the George V hotel, where Salade Belle ...

Ringo Starr: Blast From Your Past

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 3 January 1976

THE REASONS WHY Ringo has chosen this moment to release a Greatest Hits album are perhaps two-fold: ...

Ringo Starr: Secrets Of The Stars

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Creem, October 1976

"I DO PLAY THE DRUMS!" claims ex-Fab Four ex-mop top in an Exclusive Interview with ace CREEM reporter Richard Cromelin. ...

Ringo Starr: Rotogravure

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 13 November 1976

RY COODER isn't the only person using a Mariachi band at the moment. ...

Ringo Remembers

Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 18 November 1976

Some photographs & rotogravures ...

Richard Perry

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', BBC Books, 1982

IF ANY PRODUCER could be said to have an instantly identifiable sound, aside from the obvious case of Phil Spector, it would be Richard Perry. ...

Reel American: Richard Perry

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1985

Doctor of Applied Song Medicine, Studio Psychology, R&B Analysis and Chart Metallurgy... ...

Ringo Starr: Starr Dust

Comment by Tim Riley, The Boston Phoenix, 18 August 1989

Does Ringo have too many friends? ...

Ringo Starr

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, January 1991

"LAST YEAR," says the man with more rings in his ears than on his fingers, "I was sittin' round wondering what I was gonna do ...

Who The Hell Does RINGO STARR Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, June 1992

He was The Lovable One who cracked his daft mop-top jokes for The Queen. The Fab With The Big Nose who you could take home ...

Ringo Starr

Interview by Hank Bordowitz, Special Reports, Summer 1992

EVERY NOW AND then you get a call from an old dear friend, someone who has been lurking around at the edges of your consciousness ...

The Hot Seat: Ringo Starr

Interview by Alan Light, New York Post, 19 June 2005

RINGO STARR handed his Mercedes over to the valet and bounded up the steps of West Hollywood's Argyle Hotel. He may be the most famous ...

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band: Manchester Opera House

Live Review by Simon Morrison, City Life, 24 June 2011

LET'S presume a certain level of knowledge regarding Ringo's movements in the '60s and "that other band I was in". ...

Beaucoups of Beatle: Ringo Starr in Nashville

Retrospective by Daryl Sanders, The Nashville Musician, January 2012

Ringo Starr pursued his love for country music on 1970 Nashville album. ...

Ringo Starr

Interview by Alan Light, Newsweek, Spring 2012

IN. 1962, RINGO Starr was the scruffy-looking drummer in a Liverpool band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The group was one of the bigger ...

Ringo Starr (2015) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages transcripts, April 2015

This is a transcription of Paul's audio interview with Ringo. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

What happened when these '60s artists decided to go solo?

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

GOING SOLO IS an ancient musical tradition. Probably there was a Gregorian monk whose yearning for the spotlight made him think, "I can do this ...

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