Zak Starkey

Born Sep 13, 1965

Zak Richard Starkey is an English rock drummer. He is the son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Starr's first wife Maureen Starkey Tigrett. He is also well known for his unofficial membership of the English rock band The Who, with whom he has performed and recorded since 1996. He is also the third drummer to have appeared with English rock band Oasis.… Read More

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  • The Who Review: Long Live Rock
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 03, 2013
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    Yahoo News - Jul 18, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Zak Starkey.


1965 Birth Zak Richard Starkey was born on 13 September 1965, in Hammersmith, London, England, the son of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey Tigrett, Starr's first wife. … Read More


1981 15 Years Old He attended Highgate School until 1981. … Read More
1985 19 Years Old On 22 January 1985 he married Sarah Menikides, Their first daughter Tatia was born on 6 September 1985. … Read More


1989 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He replaced Chris Sharrock as the drummer in the Icicle Works in 1989, leaving the band the next year without appearing on any recordings with them. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old In 1994, he joined Entwistle and another member of the Who, Roger Daltrey, on a tour entitled "Daltrey Sings Townshend". … Read More


1996 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 35 Years Old On 14 April 2001, he featured in both of the backing bands for the "Steve Marriott Tribute Concert", appearing with acts such as Humble Pie, Rick Wills, Rabbit Bundrick, Bobby Tench, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old During 2004, Starkey joined the Britpop band Oasis and was featured on two tracks included on the Who's biographic album, The Who: Then and Now.
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In April 2005, Noel Gallagher confirmed that he had been invited to be their official drummer, and added that this could not materialise before his current working engagements with the Who were completed in mid-2007.


2006 40 Years Old Starkey was not available to record the Who's 2006 album, Endless Wire, as he had been on the road with Oasis.
He was available, however, for the subsequent tour in support of the album, during which they headlined at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. … Read More
Instead, he drummed for the Who during their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2008. … Read More
On 7 February 2010, Starkey appeared with the Who during the half time show of Super Bowl XLIV at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida.
2012 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Starkey also joined the Who on their 2012-13 Quadrophenia and More tour, but he had to back out on 5 February 2013 when he contracted tendonitis. … Read More
2015 49 Years Old On 28 June 2015, Starkey once again joined the Who as they performed as the headline act at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.


2016 50 Years Old 1 More Event
He toured with the Who during their The Who Hits 50! tour of North America, including appearances rescheduled into 2016.
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