Ringo Starr to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rumored…

You may have varied opinons on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  Whether you agree with the need for a hall of fame for rock, or not, you have to admit that it’s still kind of cool.  There are two Beatle folks who have been left waiting in the wings as their Beatle colleagues have been heaping in the accolaides.  Those two people are Brian Epstein and Ringo Starr as a solo artist. 

It looks like the wait for Ringo may be over.   It seems that the rock hall people are coming to their senses a bit at least.  Rumor has it that he will finally be inducted as a solo artist.  It is long overdue.  Now, we have to push to get our favorite drummer knighted.  

Here’s what we’ve read.

The drummer – who already features in the US museum as one fourth of The Beatles – is set to be recognised for his work as a solo artist next year.

If he is inducted, Ringo will join ex-bandmates John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison who have all been individually honoured as well as collectively.

A source said: “Ringo’s work as a solo artist has never been taken as seriously as the other ex-Beatles but he’s actually enjoyed a lot of success in his own right, particularly in America. It’s hard to imagine, but there was even a point in the 70s when his records were briefly outselling those of John, George and Paul.”

An album of Ringo’s greatest hits as a solo artist, entitled ‘The Very Best of Ringo Starr’, was released last week.

The 67-year-old musician continues to perform live with his All Starr Band and his other group, The Roundheads.

The source added: “Having your own place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is generally considered to be one of the biggest honours a musician can have. Ringo is now among the favourites to be inducted next year.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, which celebrates the achievements of artists who have had a major influence on the music industry.

A handful of artists have been inducted into the Hall in a special New York ceremony every year since it was created in 1986.

Inductees include Elvis Presley, Prince, U2, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.

Source: LondonNet


6 Responses

  1. Yay Ringo! Now they just need to Knight him and induct Wings into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  2. great. beatles in 1988. john in 1994. paul in 1999. george in 2004. now ringo in 2008, great. 2008 will be ringo’s year. liverpool 8 in 2008.

  3. I think this one truly qualifies as an “it’s about time!”

    If anyone underestimates his drumming, just listen to Plastic Ono Band, the version by John Lennon or the version by Yoko Ono, and his drumming should never be underestimated in anyway!

    Maybe he wasn’t the greatest singer or had the greatest albums (he was better when mixed with others), but he certainly was one of the most influential drummers ever.


  5. so right vero. i made so mad at this news. how can they do this to ringo starr. a great gentlemen as he. dam.

  6. Yea was a pretty good singer, like with the Beatles, he sang “Good Night” which was a lullaby for John’s Son… its purdy awesome!

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