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. Advertisement 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. Discover More Stories music news John Lennon's Imagine to celebrate 50th anniversary with special party John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s hit track ‘Imagine’ will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special global party. Music After 39 years, ABBA is back! "ABBA is releasing an album this autumn." music news Mick Fleetwood broke down in tears after Peter Green’s Loving Gesture It wasn't about the music at all, it was an act that showed Mick how much Peter truly cared about him.