Today (1967 time) Ringo’s wife Maureen Starkey gave birth to their second son, whom they named Jason. I guess that makes it his 50th birthday in 2017 time.

Their older son Zak, who was not quite two at the time, went on to be a quite successful drummer who has worked with the Who, Oasis, Paul Weller, and the Waterboys. As for Jason…well…here’s what The Beatles Bible has to say about him:

In 1987 Jason Starkey was fined £125 after being caught stealing a car stereo, and two years later appeared twice in court on drugs charges. He played in a succession of bands including Buddy Curtis and the Grasshoppers, The People’s Friend, Empire Of Sponge, and with his brother Zak, Musty Jack Sponge and the Exploding Nudists.

To be fair, sons of famous fathers don’t have it easy. Jason has been quoted as saying, “Being Ringo Starr’s son is the biggest drag of my life. It’s a total pain.”

On the other hand… Musty Jack Sponge and the Exploding Nudists? That’s self-inflicted.

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