Zak Starkey
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Zak Starkey
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.
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The Who review: Long live rock
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
The Who review: Long live rock On its first North American tour in four years, the band had already powered through the entirety of its 1973 double album, "Quadrophenia," without saying a word and was ready to move on to more familiar ground. Daltrey's voice, which had held up remarkably well during the first half of the concert, weathering Pete Towshend's relentless guitar attacks, sounded like it was in shreds as he reached for the more elusive notes in classics like "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O'Riley." [...] it was a miracle the "Quadrophenia and More" tour, which kicked off in November in Florida, even happened. Daltrey, who had a precancerous growth removed from his vocal cords before the band's appearance at the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in 2010, had expressed his disdain for performing material from "Quadrophenia." Backed by an eight-piece touring band featuring a two-man horn section, three keyboard players, Pino Palladino on bass, Pete's brother S ...
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The Who Tickets: Cheap Concert Tickets Announces Official Ticket Onsales for The Who 2012 "Quadrophenia Tour" are on Friday, July 27th.
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Cheap Concert Tickets announces that Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend, the two surviving members of the original band, have announced that The Who will perform the 1973 album "Quadrophenia" in its entirety during their 2012 North American concert tour which will visit 36 cities along the way. They will be performing along with Zak Starkey, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Pino Palladino and Frank Simes. This exciting tour will have two separate legs with the Christmas holidays in between. The Who 2012-13 tour opens on November 1st and it will end at the end of February. ...
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The Who Concert Tickets: Presales for The Who Tickets Begin Today at 10am EDT! QueenBeeTickets.com Has Delighted Fans by Offering a Discount Code for Tickets for The Who.
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Music fans are delighted that The Who has recently announced a 2012 tour and today marks the beginning of a true ticket buying frenzy across the country for The Who tickets! This is the first time that The Who has played on North American soil in four years, so ticket demand is expected to be very high. For this tour, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes will join original The Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. A highlight of each evening will be when the band performs their 1973 album Quadrophenia in its entirety. ...
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The Who hit replay on "Quadrophenia" for new tour
Yahoo News - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Legendary British rockers the Who will hit the road for their first North American concert tour in four years, playing the entire rock opera "Quadrophenia" alongside other memorable hits, the band said on Wednesday. The road trip starts in Florida on November 1, and features founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, alongside Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes. The Who are among the bands that led the British Invasion of the United States in the mid-1960s following the massive success of the Beatles. ...
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Meet The (Junior) Beatles
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
Of all the talents one would hope Sir Paul McCartney would bequeath to his children, the ability to make a vaguely optimistic news story about the reformation of the Beatles would not be the primary one the world is waiting for, However, his son James, who is now a working musician in his own right, has apparently inherited the old man’s knack for sunny-side-up plan-making, telling BBC News that he would consider forming a group with the sons of his dad’s old workmates. A junior Beatles, if you like. He said: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak [Starkey] wants to do. Maybe Jason [Starkey, a drummer like his dad and brother] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison] seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it. Now, it’s important to state at this point that this was just a cheeky idea BBC News had, which James obligingly took seriously, but hang on… “Sean and Dhani SEEMED to be into it”? “SEEMED”? Had this been seriously consi ...
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A jelen és az alapok – The Who életmű VII. - Hardrock
Google News - over 5 years
Néhol hallani Pino Palladino, Stuart Ross, Zak Starkey és Simon Townshend játékát is a fő hangszereken. Meglepő lehet, de az album felvételei során külön producer foglalkozott a zenei részleggel (Robert Pridden) és külön szakembert szerződtettek
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London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony: my fantasy bill - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
... Harrison might be represented by their musical offspring, Sean and Dhani (although, come to think of it, maybe they could retire the old folks altogether, get James McCartney and Zak Starkey in, and run it as a family enterprise, Beatles & Sons)
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Do Julian Lennon and Nancy Sinatra make the grade? We rate rock stars ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
A- Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr): When your dad is Ringo Starr and your godfather was Keith Moon, drumming is your destiny. Zak's Super Bowl XLIV halftime appearance with the Who and his moonlighting with Oasis place Zak at the top of his class
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Ringo Starr, Confident and Sober: Rolling Stone's 1992 Feature Story - RollingStone.com
Google News - over 5 years
... additions Todd Rundgren, Dave Edmunds, former Guess Who singer Burton Cummings, former Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit, saxophonist Tim Cappello (best known for his work with Tina Turner) and Zak Starkey, Ringo's son, who's joining him on drums
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Ringo Starr tells Paul McCartney to remember that there are two Beatles left - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
He is proud that his son Zak Starkey is following in his footsteps, having played drums with The Who, Oasis and Paul Weller. Ringo added: "He has a new band called Penguins, who are opening for Beady Eye."
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My old man's a rock star: the musicians who join their parents' bands - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Then there's Ginger Baker's son Kofi, who is now drummer in A Tribute to Cream and Zak Starkey, former drummer with Beatles tribute band Oasis. "It's a natural progression to choose music if that is what you have been surrounded by since birth,"
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New book launched 'A Drummer's Perspective' - Your-Story.org (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The book features over hundred drumming legends from every type of genre and includes new photos of Dave Grohl, Joey Jordison, Zak Starkey, Ginger Baker, Dominic Howard, Neil Peart, Nicko McBrain, Mitch Mitchell, Roger Taylor, Dennis Chambers,
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Vea el impresionante parecido entre los Beatles y sus hijos - El Comercio.pe
Google News - over 5 years
Por otro lado, Zak Starkey (45) es el primer hijo de Ringo Starr. Su nombre real es Richard Starkey. Heredó la afición por la batería de su padre, pero aprendió a tocarla del baterista de The Who, Keith Moon. Zak ha tocado con distintas bandas como The
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Like father, like son ... George Harrison and right, son Dhani - The Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Ringo Starr, and right, son Zak ZAK STARKEY, 45, grew up in London. Ringo's real name was Richard Starkey. Plays drums, like his dad. He was taught by his late godfather, The Who's Keith Moon. Zak has performed and recorded with The Who as well as with
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Ringo Starr 2011 Peace and Love Tour starts in Ukraine - City Journalist Directory
Google News - over 5 years
... Edmunds – Zak Starkey – Todd Rungren – John Entwhistle – Dr John – Jack Bruce – Peter Frampton – Gary Brooker – Eric Carman – Howard Jones – Ian Hunter – Sheila E – Greg Lake – Richard Marx and many many more accomplished rock stars and musicians
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Những Rocker tài năng xuất thân từ “con nhà nòi” - VNMedia
Google News - over 5 years
Thực tế, ca sĩ Zak Starkey đã bắt đầu biểu diễn trước công chúng vào năm 12 tuổi, tuy nhiên cha anh là ca sĩ Ringo Starr không hề muốn anh trở thành một ngôi sao nhạc Rock. Tuy nhiên, Zak cũng đã có một sự nghiệp khá thành công với ban nhạc The Who của
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Interview: The Lightning Seeds' Ian Broudie – “'Three Lions' Is Like a ... - Live4ever
Google News - over 5 years
The line-up in The Lightning Seeds has changed quite a bit over the years with drummers like Zak Starkey and Chris Sharrock, can that be a problem sometimes, or is that the way the band works? The line-up is the same if I can keep it that way,
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Who's classics chief thrill for Reno crowd Friday - Reno Gazette Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Still, the band, with Pino Palladino on bass and Ringo Starr-kid Zak Starkey on drums, sounded tight, and had the audience hanging. Starkey provided a solid foundation worthy of any stormy drumming from original Who drummer Keith Moon, and,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zak Starkey
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    In September 2016, he was interviewed by Rolling Stone about the new covers album he was recording along with Sshh Liguz and original members of each of the bands covered.
    More Details Hide Details Funding for album's recording, which features 10 tracks they cite as influences in the interview is being provided via a Crowdfunding campaign through the Pledgemusic site. As of the date of this interview, no release date had been set for the album.
    He toured with the Who during their The Who Hits 50! tour of North America, including appearances rescheduled into 2016.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    On 28 June 2015, Starkey once again joined the Who as they performed as the headline act at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.
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  • 2012
    Age 46
    On 12 August 2012, he played with the Who at the finale of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, and on 12 December 2012, he joined them at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Scott Devours, the drummer on Roger Daltrey's Use It or Lose It tour, was called in to take over on drums for the remainder of the tour. As a result, Devours appeared on the Quadrophenia Live in London album instead of Starkey.
  • 2010
    Age 44
    He was honoured that he was able to play at Ringo Starr's 70th birthday party on 7 July 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, and to perform "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Give Peace a Chance" with his father and guest stars Yoko Ono, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt, and Jeff Lynne.
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    On 30 March 2010, he played with the band during their performance of Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    Starkey would leave Oasis in May 2008, after the recording of Dig Out Your Soul.
    More Details Hide Details Chris Sharrock would replace him, but the band split before he recorded anything with the group.
    In 2008, Starkey formed the band Penguinsrising (previously called Pengu!ns) together with his partner Sharna Liguz.
    More Details Hide Details The band's original line up also included his daughter Tatia. Penguinsrising went on to support Kasabian and Beady Eye on their respective tours.
    Instead, he drummed for the Who during their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details A year later he recalled playing with them was "massive" and calling the band the "smartest musicians had ever met".
  • 2007
    Age 41
    His participation in the making of the Oasis album, Dig Out Your Soul, was confirmed on 11 December 2007, when the official Oasis website published a picture of him with the other band members.
    More Details Hide Details However, it was announced that he would not perform on the Dig Out Your Soul Tour.
    Later in 2007, he featured on Paul Weller's single "This Old Town" along with Blur guitarist Graham Coxon and bass guitarist Gary Mounfield, aka "Mani".
    More Details Hide Details On 12 July 2008, Starkey played drums for the Who at the 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors, which celebrated the band's long career.
    On 14 February 2007, Starkey appeared with Oasis when they received the BRIT Award for "outstanding contribution to music".
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    He was available, however, for the subsequent tour in support of the album, during which they headlined at Glastonbury Festival in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The tour finished at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland on 9 July 2007. Pete Townshend's official website, stated that Starkey was afterwards invited to become a full member of the Who, stating that "Some of you may have noticed in one of my recent diary postings that I welcomed Zak into the Who as a permanent member. This is something he doesn't feel he needs or wants. Let's just say that the door is always open to this amazing musician and whenever we can, we will always try to make it possible for Zak to work with the Who in the future." This refusal to join may have been in order for him to continue to work with both Oasis and the Who.
  • 2006
    Age 40
    Starkey was not available to record the Who's 2006 album, Endless Wire, as he had been on the road with Oasis.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    In May 2005, Noel Gallagher revealed to the BBC that Starkey had participated in the recording sessions for Don't Believe the Truth.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On 20 October 2001, with Zak on drums, The Who gave an earth-shattering performance at the Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden. Heralded as the The Who's "comeback" performance, they stole the show, and Rolling Stone called their performance "one of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll". It was also one of John Entwistle's final appearances with the band. In 2012 and 2013, he toured with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend for The Who's "Quadrophenia and More" tour.
  • 2000
    Age 34
    In 2000, Starkey was a founding member of Johnny Marr & The Healers, although their first album, Boomslang, would not be released for another three years.
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  • 1996
    Age 30
    In 1996, Starkey left his band, Face, to work with the Who on their Quadrophenia tour.
    More Details Hide Details He received good reviews in this role and was praised by the music press, for a strong drumming presence, without trying to emulate the band's previous drummer, Keith Moon. Both Pete Townshend and Daltrey stated that Starkey was the best match for the band since the death of Keith Moon.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 28
    In 1994, he joined Entwistle and another member of the Who, Roger Daltrey, on a tour entitled "Daltrey Sings Townshend".
    More Details Hide Details This tour had developed from a two-night performance at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Pete Townshend's fiftieth birthday.
  • 1989
    Age 23
    Starkey also played on the 1989 album Silver and Gold, a solo work released by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, Starkey worked with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band and on the Who member John Entwistle's solo album The Rock.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Interestingly, Sharrock would later replace Starkey as the drummer in Oasis. A B-side later issued by founder member Ian McNabb, featured him on drums and is presumed to date from his tenure with the group.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 19
    On 22 January 1985 he married Sarah Menikides, Their first daughter Tatia was born on 6 September 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after his marriage, Starkey recorded a musical version of Wind in the Willows with Eddie Hardin. In the same year, he joined his father on Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid.
  • 1981
    Age 15
    He attended Highgate School until 1981.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1980s, Starkey appeared with a re-formed Spencer Davis Group.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He grew up at Sunny Heights at St George's Hill in Surrey and Tittenhurst Park at Sunninghill in Berkshire. At the age of eight, he became interested in music when The Who's drummer Keith Moon gave him a drum kit. As a result, he knew him as "Uncle Keith". Moon was one of Ringo Starr's closest friends and Starkey's godfather, and although they "never sat together at a drum kit", he did discuss drumming with him as a boy. The drum kit was later sold at Sotheby's for twelve thousand pounds. At age ten, Starkey began teaching himself to play the drums. His father gave him only one lesson, but afterward discouraged his growing interest because of the desire not to see him in the same business. Although Starr has praised his son's abilities, he is said to have stated that he had always regarded him as a future lawyer or doctor.
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