New Book Says Ringo Starr's Wife Saved His Life From Alcoholism, Abuse
Can you believe Ringo Starr just turned 75?!
To commemorate the milestone, New York Post columnist Michael Seth Starr, no, he's not related to Ringo, has just written the first ever biography of the mop top drummer, Ringo: With A Little Help.
Michael told INSIDE EDITION: “Ringo was considered the funny Beatle. He was the amicable, friendly one.”
Throughout Beatlemania, it was Ringo’s drumming and sometimes his voice heard on the band's best- loved songs, like, “Yellow Submarine” and “A Little Help From My Friends.”
After The Beatles split in 1970, Ringo was the first Beatle to have a solo hit with “It Don’t Come Easy.”
Then in the late 1970’s, a Bond girl came into Ringo’s life. Actress and model Barbara Bach became his second wife and helped him get through John Lennon's murder in 1980.
Ringo spoke with Barbara Walters just months after Lennon’s death and said: “Now, there’s only three of us.”
Ringo turned to alcohol and admits he was abusive to his wife.
Michael said: “They had lots of arguments in public. Barbara was smart enough to realize that this has to stop, or they would die.”
After getting sober in rehab, Ringo returned to touring with his All-Starr Band and at 75, he is still getting by with a little help from his friends.
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