9 surprising facts about Ringo Starr Music 26/07/2016 1/8 1. Starr’s 1973 ‘Ringo’ album featured all three of his former Beatles bandmates, who each appeared on the album and helped to compose various songs. 2/8 2. Ringo’s wife Barbara Bach is a former Bond girl 3/8 4. The next time you’re at The Met, look for Ringo’s drum. Last year, Ringo loaned the Metropolitan Museum of Art one of his snare drums, a gold Ludwig that was presented personally to Starr in 1964 by the drum company. 4/8 5. He regrets not having collected much Beatles memorabilia. 5/8 6. That drum part you’re hearing was recorded in one take. Ringo didn't like re-recording. 6/8 7. He's an artist. In the ‘90s, he began experimenting with computer-created art, saying it gave him something to do while on tour. He continues to create and sell art pieces to this day. 7/8 8. He was the original man in the cab for ‘Thomas The Tank Engine.’ 8/8 9. He’s a left handed drummer but plays a right handed kit.