Local News Update
The Beatles drummer and longtime solo performer, Ringo Starr, is looking forward with his new album, 'Postcards From Paradise' and being honored for his celebrated past with an induction on April 18th into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He's already an inductee as part of the legendary English rock band. Starr, 74, is still touring with his All-Starr band, including U.S. dates in October. He also has his book of photography 'Photograph', that will go into wide release in September.
"I live a great life," he says, with no regrets about missed experiences in poor beginnings in Liverpool, England, before he went on to embrace worldwide fame and fortune.
Starr says he didn't anticipate the Hall's Award for Musical Excellence, but he's happy to receive it. His friend and Beatles bandmate, Paul McCartney began the campaign on behalf of Ringo, the last of the fab
four to receive individual Hall honors, after Beatles manager Brian Epstein was inducted. McCartney will introduce Starr, who says he will play four songs with "special" but unnamed guests at the ceremony in Cleveland.
Ringo says Paul's involvement "Does have meaning for me, because in all honesty, nobody knows me as a musician better than him. We were in 'that band', The bass and drums, we would get together. To this day, he's still, for me, the most melodic bass player. He just has a way."