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Sir Ringo Starr’s life in pictures as he turns 80

The Beatle is celebrating the milestone on Tuesday.

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Sir Ringo Starr (John Stillwell/PA)

Sir Ringo Starr (John Stillwell/PA)

Sir Ringo Starr (John Stillwell/PA)

Sir 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:

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The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)

The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)

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The Beatles rehearsing for their Royal Variety Performance in 1963 (PA)

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Sir Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)

Sir Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)

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Sir Ringo, John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney board a plane at Heathrow Airport for one of their first tours of America (PA)

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Sir Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)

Sir Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)

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Sir Ringo and his first wife, Maureen Cox, shortly after their wedding in 1965 (PA)

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Sir Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)

Sir Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)

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Sir Ringo with an actor dressed as a Blue Meanie during the promotional tour for the film Yellow Submarine (PA)

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Sir Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)

Sir Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Sir Ringo performs with Dave Stewart and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra atop St George’s Hall in Liverpool in 2008 (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Sir Paul and Sir Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)

Sir Paul and Sir Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)

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Sir Paul and Sir Ringo at the premiere of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Yui Mok/PA)

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Sir Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)

Sir Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)

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Sir Ringo is made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by the Duke of Cambridge in 2018 (Yui Mok/PA)

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