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:
They're the quintessentially Scottish band who have been part of the fabric of global music for the last 40 years.
Sir Paul McCartney’s handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’s 1968 hit Hey Jude have sold at auction for 910,000 dollars (£731,000).
It was the news that had millions of fans not so much gently weeping as crying for help – the Beatles were no more.
A guitar belonging to Status Quo star Francis Rossi has been sold at auction for nearly £120,000.
John Lennon’s round sunglasses and a parking ticket issued to Ringo Starr are going under the hammer.
Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band’s best-known album covers, has died at the age of 82.
The Beatles have broken their own record for the album with the longest gap between topping the charts as Abbey Road today hit the top spot 50 years after its original release.
Fiona Bruce has led the tributes to veteran newsreader Peter Sissons following his death at the age of 77.
Former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons has died at the age of 77.
The Beatles’ first contract with their long-standing manager Brian Epstein has sold for £275,000 at auction.
K-pop superstars BTS channelled The Beatles as they performed on the same stage as the Fab Four during an appearance on a US talk show.
A rare and controversial Beatles record once belonging to John Lennon has sold at auction for £180,000.
George Harrison’s sitar was damaged in an “unfortunate accident” at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Sir Paul McCartney has paid tribute to his late Beatles bandmate George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday.
George Harrison’s number one single My Sweet Lord has topped a chart of the most played songs this century that were released on The Beatles’ Apple Records label.
The guitar that George Harrison was photographed wearing at The Beatles’ final appearance at The Cavern Club is to go under the hammer.
Taylor Swift discussed songwriting and Beatlemania with Pattie Boyd, the ex-wife and muse of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton.
A hotel directory signed by all four of The Beatles is estimated to sell for £10,000 at auction.
Sir Paul McCartney has paid tribute to late Beatles star George Harrison on what would have been his 75th birthday.
Baby you can drive my car! Or certainly George Harrison’s cherished 1984 black Mercedes which is expected to fetch £40,000 at auction next month.
The widow and son of the late Beatle George Harrison have hailed Tom Petty as “a poet and a music master on stage” following his death at the age of 66.