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When Ringo Starr was born on July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, his parents, Richard Starkey and Elsie Gleave decided that Ringo should be named after his father. But his parents' marriage did not last and Ringo Starr and his mother had to move to a smaller house because of financial constraints. Ringo Starr's mother remarried a few years later and Harry Graves became Starr's step father. It was Harry who bought Ringo Starr his first drum set.In 1959, Ringo Starr officially joined a band called Rory Storm and the Raving Texans. It was around this time that Ringo Starr received his nick name. Since Ringo Starr used to wear many rings on his fingers, he was urged to adapt the moniker "Ringo"; it placed a western, cowboy spin to the word ring. He also decided to shorten his last name Starkey to Starr so that his drum solo act could be billed as "Starr" time. And thus the name Ringo Starr was born. As for Starr's art: "I started in the late nineties with my computer art. While I was touring it gave me something to do in all those crazy hotels you have to stay in on the road" - Ringo Starr 2005. "Most of the titles for my pieces arrived because on computer you have to call them something , so I have. The easy way to look at it is, if it has a hat on - it will probably be called Hat Man" - Ringo Starr 2005 "In its way "Pop" art is always changing - like "Pop" artists. It's a natural move of things like pop music and even Popeye the sailor man." - Ringo Starr 2005 "
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