Won't Get Fooled Again
The Who - 5.15
(Entwistles' bass solo)
.. The Who
The Lightning Seeds
Moody Marsden Band
Johnny Marr & The Healers
Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band
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Zak Starkey born on 13 September 1965 at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital in London to drummer Ringo Starr (real name Richard Starkey) and Maureen Starkey (nee Cox).
..Ringo and Maureen leave hospital with baby Zak to a waiting media..
Zak received his first drum kit from his father, although it is mistakenly reported that it was given to him by his idol, The Who's Keith Moon, Moon did, however, give Zak his first professional kit – one Moon previously used with The Who - and also some drumming lessons.
..A young Starkey with Keith Moon...
At the age of eight, Starkey became interested in music. At ten, he started teaching himself how to play drums after receiving only one lesson from his famous father, who reportedly did not want him following in his footsteps. Although Ringo praises his son's undeniable skills and talent, he said that he "always regarded Zak as a lawyer or as a doctor", not a drummer like himself.
By the age of 12, Starkey was already performing in pubs with a band. In his teens, Starkey was a member of a garage act, the Next. He eventually landed work with a re-formed Spencer Davis Group. In 1985, shortly after getting married, Starkey released a musical version of Wind in the Willows with Eddie Hardin.
In 1985, both he and his father Ringo Starr played drums on the recording Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid.
In 1988, Starkey replaced Chris Sharrock as the drummer in The Icicle Works. He left the band in 1989, and did not appear on any Icicle Works recordings, although a B-side later issued by Icicle Works leader Ian McNabb featured Starkey on drums, and is presumed to actually date from Starkey's tenure with the group.
Zak played on Silver and Gold a solo album released by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith in 1989.
In 1996, Starkey left his band Face, to fulfill a childhood dream of joining The Who. He has received very good reviews in this role for being a strong drumming presence but without explicitly imitating Moon. Zak has been the full-time drummer for The Who since their 1996 Quadrophenia Tour. Both Townshend and Daltrey have stated that he is the best drummer The Who have had since the death of original drummer Keith Moon.
Proving why .. Won't Get Fooled Again - drum fill!
In 2000 Starkey was a founding member of Johnny Marr & The Healers, debuting with Boomslang three years later.
Johnny Marr & The Healers
Down On The Corner
In 2004, Starkey joined Oasis, filling a void left by longtime drummer Alan White's departure. In May 2005, Noel Gallagher revealed to the BBC that Starkey had recorded in the recording sessions (March-December 2004) for their new album, Don't Believe The Truth.
Starkey participated in every show on Oasis' 2005/2006 world tour and also appeared in the promo videos for the singles. However, as he wasn't an official member of the band yet, he very rarely appeared with the rest of the band in promotional activities such as interviews and photo shoots.
The Importance Of Being Idle
After the end of tours in April, Noel Gallagher confirmed that Starkey was invited to be Oasis' official drummer, but that couldn't materialize before his current working engagements with The Who are completed in 2007.
in 2007 Zak was the drummer on the Paul Weller single "This Old Town" along with Graham Coxon and Mani
Zak performing The Seeker with The Who
Jools Holland 30th November 2007
Officially confirmed in Zak's cover story interview in the January 2007 issue of Modern Drummer that Zak is also working with Pengu!ns
On Monday 12th May 2008, news came in that Zak and Oasis have parted company.
Zak has also worked The Waterboys, ASAP and the Lightning Seeds.
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: In a Relationship
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Proud parent