Ringo Starr

1940 - Today

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Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Starr occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help from My Friends". He also wrote and sang the Beatles songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden", and is credited as a co-writer of four others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ringo Starr has received more than 24,055,181 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Ringo Starr is the 20th most popular musician (up from 23rd in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 156th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Musician.

Ringo Starr is most famous for being a member of the Beatles, as well as his solo career.

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  • 24M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 73.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 100

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Ringo Starr ranks 20 out of 3,175Before him are George Harrison, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Beck, Władysław Szpilman, Arcangelo Corelli, and Ray Charles. After him are Bon Scott, Mark Knopfler, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, and Leopold Mozart.

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Among people born in 1940, Ringo Starr ranks 11Before him are John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, Michael Gambon, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Nursultan Nazarbayev, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Frank Zappa, and Wangari Maathai.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ringo Starr ranks 117 out of 8,785Before him are H. G. Wells (1866), Maggie Smith (1934), Ada Lovelace (1815), Blackbeard (1680), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Edward VIII (1894). After him are Edward II of England (1284), J. J. Thomson (1856), Bon Scott (1946), Charles I of England (1600), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and George Stephenson (1781).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Ringo Starr ranks 6Before him are Paul McCartney (1942), John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), and Jeff Beck (1944). After him are Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943).