Jason Starkey is the son of Ringo Starr. Jason’s father Ringo is a popular English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He gained international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He was cited as the wealthiest drummer in the world, in 2020. He has influenced various modern drumming techniques such as the matched grip and influenced many drummers as well. Who is Ringo Starr’s son Jason?
Jason Starkey: Bio Summary
|Date of birth
|August 19, 1967
|Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, London
|son of Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey
|Louie Starkey, Sonny Starkey, Rock Starkey, and Budy Starkey
|Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey
|Lee Starkey, Zak Starkey, Augusta Tigrett
|Drummer, road manager, photographer
How Old Is Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey’s son Jason?
Jason Starkey was born on 19 August 1967, at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, London. He will be hitting the age of 56 in 2023, on the 19th of August. His father is Ringo Starr and his mother is Maureen Starkey Tigrett. His father is a musician, singer, songwriter, and actor while his mother was a hairdresser.
Jason Starkey has an older brother, drummer Zak Starkey and a younger sister, fashion designer, and make-up artist Lee Starkey. He has a half-sister Augusta King Tigrett, who was born on 4 January 1987, in Dallas, Texas. Augusta is the daughter of Jason’s mother Maureen and Isaac Tigrett, businessman and co-founder of Hard Rock Café and House of Blues.
Jason Starkey is the stepson of American actress and model Barbara Bach. His grandparents from his father’s side are Richard Starkey (1913–1981) and Elsie Gleave (1914–1987). His grandparents from his mother’s side are Joseph Cox, a ship’s steward, and Florence Cox (née Barrett).
Jason Starkey’s Parents Got Divorced
Jason Starkey’s parents’ marriage ended in 1975 following his father’s repeated infidelities. They were married at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London, on 11 February 1965. Jason was 7 years old at the time his parents divorced. His mother Maureen had custody of Jason and his siblings while his father Ringo had visitation rights.
Ringo Starr agreed to give Maureen Starkey custody of their children and a one-off payment of £125,000, along with £23,000 a year plus £2,500 a year for each of their children. Ringo confessed that his marriage to Maureen had been ‘dysfunctional, confessing that he had been “a drunk, a wife-beater, and an absent father”.
Maureen Starkey was depressed after her marriage ended and she attempted suicide by ridding a motorbike into a brick wall.
Jason Starkey’s Mother Died Of Leukemia
Jason Starkey’s mother Maureen Starkey Tigrett died on 30 December 1994, in Seattle, Washington, US, at age 48. She died due to complications from leukemia, after receiving treatment at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. When dying, she had her four children, her 82-year-old mother, husband Isaac Tigrett, and ex-husband Ringo Starr, all at her bedside.
Jason Starkey Has Drum For Various Bands
Jason Starkey is also good at playing drums. According to his IMDb profile, in the mid-1980 he played drums 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. He eventually did other jobs in the music industry, becoming a road manager. He also developed a passion for photography and became a photographer as well.
Jason Starkey Is A Family Man
Jason Starkey has a family of his own. He is married to designer Flora Evans Starkey. They have been married since 2010. It’s been over a decade since they walked down the aisle. They have four children, 4 sons. The couple first welcomed a son Louis Starkey in the summer of 1999. In 2002, the couple gave birth to Sonny Starkey. In 2009, the couple had their third son, Rock Starkey. Their fourth son, Budy was born on June 24th, 2011. The family lives in England.
Jason Has Been Arrested For Drug Possession Twice
Jason Starkey often lived a private life and mostly stayed out of the public eye. However, he has appeared twice in court on drug charges. Also, in the year 1987, he was fined £125 after being caught stealing a car stereo. Per his IMDb page, he once described his famous family as a burden, saying: “Being Ringo Starr’s son is the biggest drag of my life. It’s a total pain.”