It's In His Blood

PERFORMER: RINGO STARR

ALBUM: TIME TAKES TIME

LABEL: PRIVATE MUSIC

THE BOTTOM LINE: The ex-Beatle is reborn in an album with the verve and sound of the Fab Four's early hits.

If anybody paid tribute to Ringo Starr when he turned 50, we missed it. Makes sense. Ringo was the Least Beatle, the onstage mascot, the one who didn't write songs or sing well. He was along for the amazing ride three pop geniuses took through the '60s. Early on, his goofy smile and steady beat kept the group grounded. Sometimes the other lads would throw him a tune (With a...

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