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  • A Little Help Please

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    The first of three AMAZING Beatles related books from Backbeat for 2015!
    Ringo: With a Little Help is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over 50 years since The Beatles took the world by storm. With a Little Help traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of The Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy.

    Born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle, one of Liverpool's most gritty, rough-and-tumble areas, he rose from a hardscrabble childhood – marked by serious illnesses, long hospital stays, and little schooling – to emerge, against all odds, as a locally renowned drummer. Taking the stage name Ringo Starr, his big break with The Beatles rocketed him to the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim in a remarkably short time. He was the last member of The Beatles to join the group but also the most vulnerable, and his post-Beatles career was marked by chart-topping successes, a jet-setting life of excess and alcohol abuse, and, ultimately, his rebirth as one of rock's revered elder statesman.

    About the Author
    Michael Seth Starr has covered television as a reporter and columnist at The New York Post since 1995. He has written a filmography of Peter Sellers and biographies of Art Carney, Joey Bishop, Bobby Darin, Raymond Burr, Redd Foxx and his biography of Ringo Starr will be published in 2015. He has made frequent appearances on television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Entertainment Tonight and Tavis Smiley.
    lluminating and comprehensive…. Starr successfully paints a complete portrait of the legendary drummer, whose contributions to rock 'n' roll... have largely been overshadowed by his iconic bandmates.” Publishers Weekly
    Author: Michael Seth Starr
    ISBN:  9781617131202
    Hardback Book: 442 pages

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