Ringo Starr Height

My soul is that of a drummer... I didn't do it to become rich and famous. I did it because it was the love of my life.

~ Ringo Starr

Great musician, singer, and songwriter, Sir Richard Starkey or Ringo Starr is known for being one of the richest and greatest drummers of all time, due in no small part to being a member of the most influential band of all time -- The Beatles.

Inside Ringo Starr's musical height

The question of who was the tallest Beatle is a difficult one -- John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were very close in height. But there is no question about who the shortest Beatle was -- it certainly was the one and only the great Ringo Starr.

But how short was Ringo Starr exactly? Well enough to be described as short and even made fun of his height.

But another reason for that might be that the other three members of the band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison were around 5 feet 10 inches and Ringo was the odd one out.

Ringo was speculated to be anywhere from 5'4" to 5'8" throughout his long and illustrious career. After taking a careful look at him and comparing his height to that of his bandmates, we think he was close to 5'7" than any other number.

Though now in his eighties Ringo Starr could be expected to lose some height due to age.

The height of Ringo Starr in his prime was

5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr height comparison
John Lennon (5'10¼"), George Harrison (5'10"), Paul McCartney (5'10½" in his prime), and Ringo Starr (5'7" in his prime) [Geroge Harrison is looking a little shorter due to bad posture]

Here are some more Ringo Starr's fantastic quotes

Ringo Starr on the Beatles.

Fondest memory of being a Beatle: Having three brothers.

On being ambitious.

Of course, I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise, you sleep all day.

On getting happier.

Well, I'm getting happier all the time, which is very nice.

On learning to handle life.

I feel the older I get, the more I'm learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it's all about finding yourself.

On drugs and alcohol.

That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.

Dealing with what life throws at you.

I want to deal with what's in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that's not very good. But a lot of the days it is really great.

On his training.

I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.