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Step back in time: Beach Ballroom


The Beach Ballroom is woven into the fabric of the Granite City's cultural life and history, with a special place in the hearts of generations of Aberdonians.

Sir Ringo Starr (John Stillwell/PA)

Sir Ringo Starr’s life in pictures as he turns 80


Sir Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool in 1940, celebrates his 80th birthday on Tuesday. Across six decades in the music industry, the drummer has released some 20 studio albums and collaborated with artists including Eric Clapton and Jerry Lee Lewis. Here is his life in pictures: