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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 13, 1965 (Monday)

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

Zak Starkey was born at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, seven months after Ringo and Maureen's February wedding. 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." The proud new Dad held a press conference and granted interviews on September 14th with the ever-present press at the hospital.

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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