Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr lands in Israel for two shows

Former Beatles drummer Richard Starkey, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, lands in Israel ahead of two shows over the weekend in Tel Aviv.

The visit is Starr’s first in Israel, and is part of a world tour.

He is set to perform at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim venue on Saturday and Sunday.

The famed drummer has never performed in Israel before, though fellow Beatle Paul McCartney performed in Yarkon Park in 2008.

A planned 1965 show by the Fab Four was famously nixed by the Israeli government, which cited the group’s supposedly corrupting influence on youth.

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