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Ringo Starr

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  • Year:
    2015
  • Inducted by:
    Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
  • Category:
    Award for Musical Excellence
Ringo Starr

Hall of Fame Essay

2015

Parke Puterbaugh

The Beatles joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as part of its stellar third class (which included Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys).

With Ringo Starr receiving an Award for Musical Excellence this year, all four Beatles are now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as individuals as well.

This is fitting, as Starr’s modest, affable persona belies a lifetime of musical achievement that predates, postdates, and, of course, includes his eight years as drummer with the most popular and influential group in the history of music.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Together Onstage at the 2015 Induction Ceremony

all the other drummers say, he just is something so special.

Paul McCartney

Photography: Michael Zorn

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