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Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey, MBE, born on July 7th, 1940, is the former drummer of British pop-rock band, The Beatles, and the leader of his band, The All Starr Band. He narrated the first and second seasons of the television series. He was the first narrator of the television series and the first to play Mr. Conductor in Shining Time Station.

Awards and nominations

  • Won - Oscar Awards - Best Music, Original Song Score, 1971 for "Let it Be" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Won - Grammy Awards - Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special, 1971 for "Let it Be" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Won - Grammy Awards - Best Music Video - Long Form, 1997 for "The Beatles Anthology" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor, Chips Chipperfield and Neil Aspinall.
  • Won - Walk of Fame - Recording, 2010.
  • Nominated - Golden Laurel Awards - Musical Performance and New Faces, Male, 1964 for "A Hard Day's Night" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Nominated - Golden Laurel Awards - Musical Performance, Male, 1965 for "Help!" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Nominated - British Academy Film and Television Awards - Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles, 1965 for "A Hard Day's Night" shared with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
  • Nominated - Daytime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series, 1989 for "Shining Time Station."

Trivia

  • Starr recorded the narration for the first season in eight days. That includes re-doing four episodes due to the tone of his voice.
  • He also recorded narration for the Ladybird audio books.
  • He returned to voice Thomas in the 2009 Children in Need charity single.
  • He, George CarlinAlec Baldwin, and Pierce Brosnan have hosted Saturday Night Live and made guest appearances on The Simpsons.

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