Wrack My Brain For Ringo Starr’s Recognitions

Over the years, Ringo has won a ton of awards and been honored in various ways. I’m leaving some out, but these are the top or more interesting awards.

In the 1965 Birthday Honours for Queen Elizabeth II, Starr and the other Beatles were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE); they received their insignia from the Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace in October. He became Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2013 as well.

He and the other Beatles were cumulatively nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer for their performances in the 1964 film A Hard Day’s Night. In 1971, the Beatles received an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film Let It Be. In 1988, the Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The minor planet 4150 Starr, discovered in 1984 by Brian A. Skiff at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory, was named in Starr’s honor.

Starr was nominated for a 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series for his role as Mr. Conductor in the television series Shining Time Station. In 2010, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located at 1750 North Vine Street, in front of the Capitol Records building, as are the stars for Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.


Side One

Wrack My Brain

Side Two

Drumming is My Madness

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