If you ask the average person which Beatle’s solo work is not currently recognized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, most would correctly predict Ringo Starr. If you ask that same person who had the least amount of solo hits of the Beatles they would incorrectly pick Starr, who had the exact same amount of top ten hits as John Lennon and George Harrison combined. Starr’s solo work was poppish and quirky and despite his solo success is actually very much forgotten. As a Beatle he has a shot but until the most disrespected member of the most respected band gets more credit, Ringo Starr could likely remain the only Beatle with only one induction.

 

 

 

 

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Eligible Since:

1995

 

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom (Liverpool, England)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Ringo (1973)

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Wrack My Brain (From Stop and Smell the Roses, 1981)

Should Ringo Starr be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 44.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 44.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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0 #2 casey piotrowski 2014-06-05 12:54
The unfortunate thing about Ringo is that he's done his best solo work AFTER he stopped having hits. His albums like "Ringo Rama", "Choose Love" and "Liverpool 8"...quite frankly sound what Beatles album would have sounded like in the 1990's. Melodic, Cleverly lyric'd, impeccably produced...and the music says something...it sounds like he put The Beatles legacy on his shoulders...and he carries it well. No doubt he belongs in. No doubt.
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0 #1 Musicologist999 -0001-11-30 00:00
For all of his solo success, Ringo Starr's solo material may be considered too lightweight for consideration, and I don't think the Hall voters will induct Ringo just to be nice. At least he got in as a Beatle!
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