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Looking Back Over Ringo Starr's Life as He Turns 70

July 7, 2010 (8:13 am) GMT
Ringo will celebrate his 70th with a private party at NY's Hard Rock Cafe and he has been asking fans to hold up V signs and chant 'peace and love' at noon on his birthday every year since 2008.

It was 70 years ago - today that was born. After fighting a series of childhood illnesses, the young Richard Starkey became an in-demand drummer in his native Liverpool and he replaced Pete Best in the group that was to become the most famous band in the world, .

Now, as Starr turns 70, we thought we'd take a look back over his life and dig up some of the facts you might not know about the old rocker. Happy Birthday Ringo!



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