Ringo

Ringo

With A Little Help

Book - 2016
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(Book). Ringo: With a Little Help is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. With a Little Help traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy. Born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle, one of Liverpool's most gritty, rough-and-tumble neighborhoods, he rose from a hardscrabble childhood marked by serious illnesses, long hospital stays, and little schooling to emerge, against all odds, as a locally renowned drummer. Taking the stage name Ringo Starr, his big break with the Beatles rocketed him to the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim in a remarkably short time. He was the last member of the Beatles to join the group but also the most vulnerable, and his post-Beatles career was marked by chart-topping successes, a jet-setting life of excess and alcohol abuse, and, ultimately, his rebirth as one of rock's revered elder statesman.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781617136573
Branch Call Number: 782.42166092 Starr-S
Characteristics: xi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm

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Radharc Feb 16, 2016

Good bio, could have been great if it wasn't for the author's continual fan-boy gushing smattered throughout the book. Ringo has nothing to do with this book, as mentioned in the author's forward - that alone should have warranted the inclusion of the word "unauthorized" to the title of the book. Seems to me that the number of pages dedicated to "notes" and "sources" was a bit much...

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