Sir Richard Starkey (b. 1940, known professionally as Ringo Starr) is an English musician who achieved worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles. Starr mainly served as the group's drummer and backing vocalist but also achieved success as a songwriter with the songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus' Garden." He also generally sang lead vocals on at least one song on each of the group's studio albums, the most notable of which include "Yellow Submarine," "With a Little Help from My Friends," "What Goes On," and "Good Night."
Starr is also known on children's TV for having played the narrator of the series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends in the mid-1980s and Mr. Conductor in the 1989 spin-off, Shining Time Station.
- In The Muppet Show episode 517, Statler introduces "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," noting how they'd hoped to have the Beatles themselves perform it but hadn't heard back from any of them, when Waldorf rushes on stage with breaking news:
“Waldorf: Wait a second! I just talked to Ringo.
Statler: Oh, great! What did he say?