Zak Starkey is born

On 13 September 1965 Ringo Starr’s wife Maureen Starkey gave birth to their first son Zak.

Zak Starkey was born at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Hammersmith, London. Ringo chose Zak’s name because it was “a nice strong name that can’t be shortened,” explaining that it was a “mad cowboy name that had been spinning round my brain at the time.”

In later years he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a drummer, working with acts including The Who, Oasis, The Lightning Seeds, The Healers and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

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Last updated: 11 September 2018
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