Zak Starkey
Zak Starkey

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Name: Zak Starkey
Occupation: Drummer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 13, 1965
Age: 57
Country: England
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Zak Starkey

Zak Starkey was born on September 13, 1965 in England (57 years old). Zak Starkey is a Drummer, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Zak Starkeynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He helped found the band Johnny Marr & The Healers.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$20 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

Keith Moon gave Starkey a drum kit when he was eight years old. He began learning how to play in a serious manner when he was ten years old.

Biography Timeline


Zak Richard Starkey was born on 13 September 1965, at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, London, the son of The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) and Maureen Starkey, Starr's first wife. He grew up at Sunny Heights at St George's Hill in Surrey and Tittenhurst Park at Sunninghill, Berkshire and attended Highgate School in London until 1981.


On 22 January 1985, he married Sarah Menikides. Their daughter Tatia was born on 6 September 1985. Shortly after his marriage, Starkey recorded a musical version of Wind in the Willows with Eddie Hardin.In 1992 and 1995, Starkey toured with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, having previously guested on the band's 1989 tour. He briefly joined The Semantics, replacing founding drummer Jody Spence, during the recording process for their album Powerbill, which ended up being unreleased except in Japan. He joined the band when they moved from Nashville to Los Angeles, and played in some shows and some recording sessions, but the band broke up less than a year after he joined.

In 1985, he joined his father on Sun City by Artists United Against Apartheid and played on John Entwistle's solo album The Rock (released in 1996). He replaced Chris Sharrock as the drummer in the Icicle Works in 1989, leaving the band the next year without appearing on any recordings with them. A B-side later issued by founder member Ian McNabb, featured him on drums and is presumed to date from his tenure with the group. Starkey also played on the 1989 album Silver and Gold, a solo work released by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith.


In 1994, he joined John Entwistle and Roger Daltrey of The Who on a tour entitled "Daltrey Sings Townshend", which had developed from a two-night performance at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Daltrey's fiftieth birthday. In 1996, Starkey left his band Face, to work with The Who on their Quadrophenia tour. He received good reviews in this role and was praised by the music press for his strong drumming presence, without trying to emulate the band's original drummer Keith Moon. Both Townshend and Daltrey stated that Starkey was the best match for the band since the death of Keith Moon.


In 2000, Starkey was a founding member of Johnny Marr & The Healers, although their first album, Boomslang, would not be released for another three years. On 14 April 2001, he featured in both of the backing bands for the "Steve Marriott Tribute Concert", which also featured Humble Pie, Rick Wills, Rabbit Bundrick, Bobby Tench, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.


On 20 October 2001, he performed with The Who at the Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden. This was heralded as The Who's "comeback" performance and they stole the show. Rolling Stone called their performance "one of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll". It was also one of John Entwistle's final appearances with the band. On 7 February 2010, Starkey appeared with The Who during the half-time show of Super Bowl XLIV at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida..


During 2004, Starkey joined the Britpop band Oasis and was also featured on two tracks included on The Who's biographic album, The Who: Then and Now. In May 2005, Noel Gallagher revealed to the BBC that Starkey had participated in the recording sessions for Don't Believe the Truth. Starkey had recorded all but one track of these sessions which were originally called "Mucky Fingers" and were also for an official promotional video for the album. After the completion of these sessions Starkey stated: "It was amazing. They're all singers, they're all guitar players, they're all songwriters, they're all producers and they're all drummers."


He travelled as a sideman on the year-long Oasis tour that followed and appeared in promotional videos for the associated singles. Despite this, he was not an official member of the band and rarely appeared with them in promotions. In April 2005, Noel Gallagher confirmed that he had been invited to be their official drummer and added that this could not materialize before his current working engagements with The Who were completed in mid-2007. Their former drummer also had to be "payed out" contractually out of the band. On 14 February 2007, Starkey appeared with Oasis when they received the BRIT Award for outstanding contribution to music.


Starkey was not available to record The Who's 2006 album Endless Wire, as he had been on the road with Oasis. However, he did join The Who for The Who Tour 2006-2007 in support of the album, during which they headlined at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. The tour finished at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland on 9 July 2007. Pete Townshend's official website stated that Starkey was afterwards invited to become a full member of The Who, stating: "Some of you may have noticed in one of my recent diary postings that I welcomed Zak into The Who as a permanent member. This is something he doesn't feel he needs or wants. Let's just say that the door is always open to this amazing musician and whenever we can, we will always try to make it possible for Zak to work with The Who in the future." On 12 July 2008, Starkey played drums for the Who at the 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors, which celebrated the band's long career.

His participation in the making of the Oasis album, Dig Out Your Soul, was confirmed on 11 December 2007, when the official Oasis website published a picture of him with the other band members. However, it was announced that he would not perform on the Dig Out Your Soul Tour after falling out with Noel Gallagher subsequently departing in 2008 and was replaced by Chris Sharrock. A year later he recalled that playing with them was "massive" and called the band "some of the smartest musicians I've ever met".


In 2008, Starkey formed the band Penguins Rising which had previously been called Penguin, along with his partner Sharna Liguz. The band's original line up also included his daughter Tatia. Penguins Rising went on to support Kasabian and Beady Eye on their respective tours.


Starkey performed at Ringo Starr's 70th birthday party on 7 July 2010 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He joined his father and guest stars Yoko Ono, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt and Jeff Lynne for "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Give Peace a Chance".

On 30 March 2010, he played with the band during their performance of Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. On 12 August 2012, he played with The Who at the finale of the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony and later that year, on 12 December, he joined them at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief. Starkey also joined The Who on their 2012–13 Quadrophenia and More tour, but he had to back out in February 2013 when he developed tendonitis. Scott Devours, the drummer on Roger Daltrey's Use It or Lose It tour, was called in to take over on drums for the remainder of the tour and therefore appeared on the Quadrophenia Live in London album instead of Starkey.


Starkey did, though, join The Who for their tour of North America. On 28 June 2015, Starkey once again joined the band as they performed as the headline act at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, and played with them at other shows in 2016 as part of The Who Hits 50! tour, which had started in 2014.


In September 2016, Starkey was interviewed by Rolling Stone about the new covers album he was working on with Sharna Liguz, compiled with songs that had influenced them. They recorded these with the original members from each of the relevant bands. Funding for album's ten tracks was raised by a crowdfunding campaign through the Pledgemusic site. Under the name SSHH, Starkey and Liguz also recorded other tracks. In October 2016 Starkey performed with The Who at Desert Trip on the grounds of the Indio Polo Club site that hosts the annual Coachella festival in California. On 23 September 2017, Starkey once again joined The Who on stage as they performed as a headline act at the Rock in Rio festival, and he joined them for the 2019 Moving On Tour. He also appeared on select tracks on their comeback album WHO in 2020.

Family Life

Zak and Sarah Menikides got married in 1985 and had a daughter together.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Jason Starkey Brother N/A N/A N/A
#2 Tatia Jayne Starkey Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#3 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Father $350 Million N/A 80 Drummer
#4 Richard Starkey Grandfather N/A N/A N/A
#5 Joseph Cox Grandfather N/A N/A N/A
#6 Elsie Starkey Grandmother N/A N/A N/A
#7 Maureen Starkey Tigrett Mother N/A N/A 48 Stylist
#8 Louie Starkey Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#9 Sonny Starkey Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#10 Ruby Tiger Niece N/A N/A N/A
#11 Augusta Tigrett Sister N/A N/A N/A
#12 Lee Starkey Sister $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 50 Fashion Designer
#13 Sarah Menikides Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Zak Starkey is 57 years, 4 months and 24 days old. Zak Starkey will celebrate 58th birthday on a Wednesday 13th of September 2023. Below we countdown to Zak Starkey upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

54th birthday - Friday, September 13, 2019

Happy Birthday To The Who's Drummer Zak Starkey!!! - WMCE LECOM

Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr's oldest child — and the Who's drummer since 1996 — Zak Starkey, who turns 54 today (September 13th)!!! Zak, whose... Read More.

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53rd birthday - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Happy Birthday To The Who's Drummer Zak Starkey!!! - WSRQ LECOM

Happy Birthday to Ringo Starr's oldest child -- and the Who's drummer since 1996 -- Zak Starkey, who turns 53 today (September 13th)!!! Zak, whose mother was the late Maureen Cox, was the second "Beatle baby" born, following John and Cynthia Lennon's son Julian Lennon who was born in 1963. Ringo and Maureen went on to have two more children -- Jason in 1967 and Lee in 1970 -- prior to the couple's 1975 divorce. In August 2016, Zak became a grandfather, when Ringo's great-grandson Stone Zakamo Low, was born to Zak's daughter Tatia Starkey and her partner Adam Low. In addition to the Who, Zak has drummed for his dad's All Starr Band, Oasis, the Waterboys, Johnny Marr & The Healers, among others. Zak is also the guitarist in his own side group, SSHH, with longtime girlfriend Sshh (Sharna) Liguz, fronting the band. In 2016, the couple released their first album titled, Issues, with all proceeds going to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust. For each track on the covers album, Zak and Sshh tapped heavyweights from the bands who originally recorded it -- including drummer Clem Burke on Blondie's "One Way Or Another," bassist Glen Matlock and drummer Paul Cook on the Sex Pistols' "Problems," Kenney Jones on the Small Faces' "Tin Soldier," Mott The Hoople & Bad Company's Mick Ralphs on "All The Young Dudes," the Pretenders' Martin Chambers on "Private Life," along with Eddie Vedder with Peter Tosh's Word Sound And Power tackling "Get Up Stand Up," among others. Although Keith Moon did not give Zak his first drum kit -- dad Ringo did -- Moon is responsible for giving Zak his first professional set of drums -- the white Premier drum kit which Moon used for his final tour with the Who in 1975 and 1976. In 1996, the year he took over drum duties for the Who as they toured Quadrophenia, Zak Starkey explained his unique childhood relationship with Moon, telling Hello magazine, "We would spend a few days with Keith at his house in Malibu when we went to visit my dad in America, after my parents divorced in 1975. When Keith moved back to England, he would often pop in to see me or take me to dinner. I thought of him as a mate rather than an adult. He was always a very calm person when he was with me. He gave me an enormous drum kit when I was 12. It was a big white set. . . He used to encourage me a great deal." Part of the reason for Pete Townshend's eagerness to play out with the Who over the past decade is his connection with Starkey: "He studied at the feet of Keith Moon. He was eight years old when I first met him, his dad is Ringo Starr, but Keith Moon bought him his first drum kit. He was a big Who fan as a kid. So when John (Entwistle) passed away, suddenly there was Zak and I -- and then what I realized is that he and I have this extraordinary chemistry. And it's innate. It's a chemistry that's based on the fact that whatever I do, he's already doing it."

Zak Starkey 53rd birthday timeline
52nd birthday - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy birthday, Zak! | The Beatles Amino

Zak Starkey was born on this day in 1965. Happy 52th birthday and peace!

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