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Ringo Starr Once Confused ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic for Another Musician

After more than 60 years in the music business, Ringo Starr has met plenty of other musicians. There was the rest of The Beatles, of course, but the former Richard Starkey collaborated with several musicians over the years. He even contributed to one classic rock album in the early 1970s, but not as a drummer. He’s worked with many musicians in his career, but Ringo once confused “Weird Al” Yankovic with another artist and pointed him out to a concert audience, and we think it happened when Ringo should have known better.

(l-r) Ringo Starr; “Weird Al” Yankovic | David Livingston/Getty Images; Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM

Ringo has continued collaborating with musicians long after The Beatles’ split

Ringo had a second career as an actor (which let him watch an Oscar-winner stare at a spoon), but he never quit making music. All The Beatles contributed to Ringo’s self-titled album in 1973 (the third of his seven solo efforts in the 70s), but they didn’t play together. 

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