Saturday, August 12, 2006

Number 901 - Ringo Starr


Number 901

Ringo Starr

"Photograph"

(1973)
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Genre:Soft Rock

You have to love/admire Ringo Starr sometimes don't you? I guess it would be like having four children and finding out your little Ringo was the comedian of the group, always laughing at him but scolding him off for not achieving.
He would differ on that comment and I would probably too in his defense (Because he's not my child). Put it this way I would be more proud of my son if it was Robin Williams, than say, his brother George Bush "President Of The United States". I would rather love to laugh than cry over a desire to control & lie. Tough one aye?

"Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey, was the drummer in the Beatles from 1962 to 1970 and thus one of the most famous musicians of the '60s. Though the least prominent member of the quartet, he distinguished himself as an occasional singer of good-natured material and as an actor. Upon the group's split, Starr went solo with two novelty projects: the first, an album called Sentimental Journey, found him covering pre-rock standards, and the second, Beaucoups of Blues, was a country music collection.

Starr then scored Top Ten hits with two non-album singles, "It Don't Come Easy" in 1971 and "Back Off Boogaloo" in 1972. In 1973 he paired with producer Richard Perry and, with assistance from the three other ex-Beatles, made Ringo, which featured two number one hits, "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen." "Oh My My," a Top Ten hit, was also included. Almost as successful was the 1974 follow-up, Goodnight Vienna, which featured the hits "Only You" and "No No Song." Starr continued to release albums through 1981, though with diminishing success. His 1983 album Old Wave did not find a U.S. distributor.
Starr was also suffering from the excesses of his lifestyle, but by the late '80s he had cleaned up, and in 1989 he toured with his "All-Starr Band." In 1992, he signed to Private Music and released a new studio album, Time Takes Time. Vertical Man, his first album for Mercury, followed in 1998, as did a disc culled from his performance on the VH1 Storytellers series. Starr's first seasonal effort, I Wanna Be Santa Claus, appeared a year later.

Two studio records appeared during the early 2000s: Ringorama from 2003 and Choose Love two years later." ~ William Ruhlmann

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (They are more of a Bush supporter than a Williams supporter) and the Album ranked at Number (I Don't Think so Tim)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 57.3 out of 108
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