Sir Richard Starkey MBE, formally known as Ringo Starr, is a well-known English guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor. On Tuesday 7 July, guitarist and former drummer Beatles Ringo Starr turned 80. Here’s a look back in photos on his career and life.

The Beatles: 1963

Labor Party leader Harold Wilson is pictured at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 19 March 1963 with The Beatles (from left) Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney during the presentation ceremony “Show Business Personality” at the Variety Club of Great Britain. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1963

The Beatles, from the left, Paul McCartney, Ringo, John Lennon, and George Harrison, are seen at a recording rehearsal in London, England, Oct. 1, 1963. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1963

The Liverpool beat group The Beatles, along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney , George Harrison and Ringo, ease up to rest their feet on a table during a rehearsal break at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London , England, November 4, 1963 for the Royal variety show. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1963

The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome almost unseen, Birmingham, November 10, 1963, disguised as police officers. They are George Harrison, left side, in front of Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo. Others are true policemen in photo. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1964

Beatle drummer Ringo poses with the BMC car that will take part in the Monte Carlo Rally when he arrives at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, January 15, 1964. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1964

On a visit to Australia House in London, England, Wednesday, April 22, 1964, Ringo of The Beatles tastes an apple. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1964

Beatle drummer Ringo experiences shock, or maybe pain, when New York City’s Joan Engels gives a short tug to his famous hair during an encounter at a cocktail party at Plaza Hotel in New York on Feb. 10, 1964. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1964

Ringo, the Beatles guitarist, winks in London University College Hospital, June 5, 1964 where he recovers from tonsillitis and laryngitis. Starr crashed June 3 during a music group recording session. He missed a visit of the party to Denmark and Holland but then plans to join them. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1964

Angie McGowan, 16, is planting a kiss on Beatle drummer Ringo’s cheek after she returned his St. Christopher’s medal in New York on August 29, 1964, ripped from his neck in the crowd of arrivals. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1964

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles perform on New York’s “Ed Sullivan Show” Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon are from left, edge. Ringo operates drums. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1964

In February 1964, Ringo of the Beatles gives a light to an unknown individual at the beach in Miami, Florida. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1964

The Beatles quit the airport in London, in 1964. From left: manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles and Muhammad Ali: 1964

In this file photo of Feb. 18, 1964, The Beatles, from the left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo, and George Harrison, catch a fake blow from Cassius Clay, who later switched his name to Muhammad Ali, while visiting the heavyweight challenger at his training camp in Miami Beach, Fla. (Photo: AP)

The Virgin Islands: 1964

Beatle Paul McCartney, left on board the yacht Happy Days off the Virgin Islands on May 7, 1964, with his friend, English actress Jane Asher, and Beatle drummer Ringo, and his holiday partner, Liverpool hairdresser instructor Maureen Cox. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey: 1967

Part of The Beatles Ringo and his wife, Maureen, 21, pose in London’s Queen Charlotte Hospital, England, with their child, Jason Starkey, on Aug. 23, 1967. The first son of the couple, Zak, was born in September 1965. (Photo: AP)

Sugar Ray Robinson and Ringo Starr: 1968

On the set of a new movie, “Candy” Jan. 9, 1968, boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson left, and Ringo pose. The sex parody is filmed in Rome, under the guidance of Christian Marquand from France. Recently Sugar Robinson was named to Boxing Hall of Fame. (Photo: AP)

The Beatles: 1968

The Beatles pose together at an undisclosed place on Feb. 28, 1968. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo and George Harrison are to the left. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1969

Ringo, wearing purple sunglasses, May 21, 1969 on board the miner Queen Elizabeth II in New York. The Beatles drummer and actor Peter Sellers were on the second voyage of the ship here. Before flying to Nassau, Ringo plans a one-day layover for a holiday with his wife and children, and on the way back he and sellers will shoot scenes in New York for Sellers’ newest movie in which Ringo plays a secondary role. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1969

In 1969, Beatles drummer Ringo sees an unidentified U.S. city through a mirror. (Photo: AP)

Elton John, Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr and Mickey Finn: 1973

British singers from the left, Elton John, Marc Bolan, Ringo and Mickey Finn can be seen at the 1972 “Born to Boogie” premiere at Oscar I in London, England, Dec. 15, 1973. The Starr-directed documentary movie features Bolan and T-Rex making an appearance alongside Starr and Elton John. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr: 1978

April 1978: Ringo. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach: 1981

Newly married Ringo and Barbara Bach exit the Marylebone Registry Office in London, England, where they were married on Monday 27 April 1981 at a civil ceremony. Unknown bridal attendants surround the couple. This is both a second marriage. (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Phil Donahue: 1981

Ringo, seen with fiancée Barbara Bach during a Phil Donahue TV talk show live broadcast, in Chicago, March 23, 1981. The former Beatle is on tour promoting his most recent movie, “Caveman.” (Photo: AP)

Ringo Starr, Billy Crystal: 1984

Ringo, erstwhile Beatle with the shows Billy Crystal at Promo for his live Mc-Ing, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1984. (AP Photo/Paul Burnett)

Ringo Starr, Nicole Leach, Jason Woliner: 1988

During a news conference on Wednesday 22 June 1988 in New York, Ringo Starr appears with Nicole Leach and Jason Woliner to promote the new children’s public television show, “Shining Time Station.” Ringo portrays Mr. Conductor on the program, while Nicole and Jason portray Tanya and Matt. The program is set to air in January 1989. (AP Photo/Frankie Ziths)

Ringo Starr: 1989

Former Beatle Ringo began his first solo tour the first night by questioning the Dallas crowd “What is my name?”Sunday, July 24, 1989, in Dallas. Only too happy was the audience to shout back, “Ringo.” (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Ringo Starr: 1992

Ringo and his whole band playing Radio City Music Hall, 19 June 1992. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)

Ringo Starr: 1995

Iconic drummer Beatles Ringo laughs during the taping of an interview with Phil Donahue in New York on Wednesday, May 24, 1995. Ringo spoke with his “All Starr” band about his life as a Beatle, and plans to hit the road this summer for his third world tour. The series will air yet to be confirmed at a later date. (AP Photo/Monika Graff)

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison: 2007

Paul McCartney, from the left, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Ringo, appear for photographs during the first anniversary of the Beatles Love at the Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison: 2007

Yoko Ono Lennon, from the left, Paul McCartney, Ringo and Olivia Harrison stand next to plaques that honor John Lennon and George Harrison during the first anniversary of the Beatles Love at the Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Ringo Starr: 2008

Ringo, a former member of the Beatles, attends a photocall before the opening ceremony of the reign of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 2008, Liverpool, England, Friday January 11, 2008. The weekend activities were coordinated by Nigel Jamieson, who, with the aid of local artist and cultural businessman Jayne Casey, planned ceremonies for the Sydney Olympics and Manchester Commonwealth Games. (AP Photo/Jon Super).

Ringo Starr: 2008

Former Beatles drummer Ringo offers cupcakes outside the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, Monday July 7, 2008, during his 68th birthday party. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney: 2009

At the Microsoft Xbox 360 E3 Expo on Monday, June 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, the Beatles band members Ringo, left, and Paul McCartney are found at the launch of The Beatles Rockband Xbox game. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach: 2010

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 in New York, singer Ringo and his wife Barbara Bach, left, celebrate their 70th birthday at a “Peace & Love” celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe Times Square. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr: 2014

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney, left, and Ringo perform on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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