Ringo Starr is more than getting by with a little assistance from his companions, his drums and his melodies.
The Beatles drummer and long-term solo entertainer is looking forward with his new album, Postcards from Paradise, and being regarded for his celebrated past with an induction April 18 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s now an inductee as a part of the famous and legendary English rock band.
Starr, 74, is still visiting with his All-Starr band, as well, including more U.S. dates in October, and his book of photography, Photograph, 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. “I don’t want to climb Everest. I’m having the good life where I am now. There’s no, ‘Wow, if only …’ Life is good. I can enjoy it.”
Starr says he didn’t foresee the Hall’s Award for Musical Excellence, however he’s glad to get it. Companion and Beatles band mate Paul McCartney started the crusade in the interest of Starr, the final one of the Fab Four to receive individual Hall honors, after Beatles manager Brian Epstein was inducted.
McCartney will present Starr, who says he will play four tunes with “special” yet anonymous visitors at the ceremony in Cleveland.
McCartney’s association “has significance for me, on the grounds that in all trustworthiness, no one knows me as a musical performer better than him. We were in ‘that band,’ “as Starr calls it. “The bass and drums, we would get together. Right up ’til the present time, he’s still, for me, the most melodic bass player. He simply has a way.”
In spite of the fact that Starr’s eighteenth studio album incorporates a song called Not Looking Back, it does do that to some degree. The verses of the title track energetically weave in titles of Beatles tunes and different melodies from his vocation, and in Rory and the Hurricanes, he recollects the band he was with before The Beatles.
He additionally praises the present and what’s to come. Numerous melodies are inspire by his wife of over 30 years, on-screen character Barbara Bach.
“They all end up sort of love songs to Barbara,” he says. Not Looking Back started with Richard Marx looking at it “more as a separation song, so I turned it around, and we made it a love song.”
That’s worked for him some time recently