Belfast Telegraph

Ringo joining rock hall of fame

Ringo Starr will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight with fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney doing the honours of introducing him at the ceremony in the US.

Both men are already members as part of the Fab Four, but Starr's induction will mean each of them are also entered individually.

The drummer, who just released a new album called Postcards From Paradise, was the first member of the band to really establish a solo career after the Beatles split in 1970 releasing two albums before the end of the year.

He scored a top five hit in 1971 with It Don't Come Easy, before getting to number two a year later with Back Off Boogaloo.

Starr, real-name Richard Starkey, continued to play on solo albums by his fellow Beatles as well as featuring on records including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.

Other inductees at the event, held in Cleveland, Ohio, include soul singer Bill Withers, Lou Reed and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


From Belfast Telegraph