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Ringo Starr set to join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as solo artist

Ringo Starr is being recognised for his solo music career. Credit: PBG/Empics Entertainment

Ringo Starr will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Ohio where he will be introduced by fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.

Both men are already members as part of the Fab Four, but Starr's induction will mean each of them are now also entered individually.

John Lennon, McCartney and George Harrison were recognised for their solo careers in 1994, 1999 and 2004, respectively.

The drummer, who just released a new album called Postcards From Paradise, was the first member of the band to really establish a solo career after the Beatles split in 1970 releasing two albums before the end of that year.

He scored a top five hit in 1971 with It Don't Come Easy, before getting to number two a year later with Back Off Boogaloo.

Starr, whose real-name is Richard Starkey, continued to play on solo albums by his fellow Beatles as well as featuring on records including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band.

Other inductees at the event include soul singer Bill Withers, Lou Reed and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.