Ringo Starr’s life in pictures as he turns 80

Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool in 1940, celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday.

Across six decades in the music industry, the drummer has released some 20 studio albums and collaborated with artists including Eric Clapton and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Here is his life in pictures:

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)</figcaption>
The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)</figcaption>
Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)</figcaption>
Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)</figcaption>
Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)</figcaption>
Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Paul and Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)</figcaption>
Paul and Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)

<figcaption class='imgFCap'>Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)</figcaption>
Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)

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