Ringo StarrBook - 2001
The latest Beatles album of all their No.1 singles has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and topped the charts in 15 countries. Their Anthology book is in the bestseller's lists. Forty years after changing the face of popular music. The Beatles have been voted the nation's all-time favourite group in HMV and Channel 4's Music of the Millennium Poll. With The Beatles as popular as ever, no wonder Ringo Starr was, according to many, the luckiest man in pop music when he replaced Pete Best as the group's drummer. Straight Man Or Joker? follows Ringo through his entire life, tracing his careers as a musician and actor, his romantic liaisons, health problems, the battle and ultimate triumph over alcoholism and his barnstorming global solo tour in 1989. This new edition brings Starr's life right up to date including Ringo's GBP]500,000 fees for voiceovers; the continuing box-office popularity of his All Starr Band; his new studio album, Vertical Man (his best since 1973, according to Mojo); The Beatles' Anthology autobiography and the 1 album; his children's entertainment work; and new and rediscovered information about Ringo's ancestry. This is the only biography of Ringo Star
Publisher: London : Sanctuary Pub., c2001.
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 Starr -C 2001 3701 1
Characteristics: 415 pages