Happy birthday, Ringo Starr: See his star sign and read your horoscope
07 JULY 2014Happy birthday, Ringo Starr! As the former Beatle turns 74, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Ringo and you...
'Woe, woe and thrice woe!' So said 'Senna the Soothsayer' in the old Frankie Howerd comedy classic Up Pompeii. But then, we are not in ancient Rome and I am not that kind of fortune-teller. Indeed, stepping assertively into my role as a modern mystic, I'll tell you this much. If anyone steps into your world this week with tales of doom, gloom or imminent disaster, you can take that as a sure sign that you are listening to the wrong person and the very opposite of their grim prophecy is actually true.
Ringo found worldwide fame as the drummer of British band The Beatles in the 1960s but he twice suffered from life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and had to deal with many prolonged hospitalisations.
He became a big fan of skiffle music, and formed his own band, before in 1962 replacing Pete Best as the drummer of a new band called The Beatles.
Many fans were upset by this news and shouted at him during the gigs at the Cavern Club, but he soon found his footing with the fans and the rest of the band, saying: "I had to be, or I wouldn't have lasted. I had to join them as people as well as a drummer."
After The Beatles disbanded Ringo released his own albums and spent several successful years as the owner of his own recording label.
In 2009 Ringo and Sir Paul McCartney reunited for a one-off performance at the David Lynch "Change Begins Within" Benefit Concertin New York. They reunited again in 2014 at the annual Grammy Awards.