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Ringo Starr becomes a great-grandfather for the first time

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Ringo Starr has welcomed his first great-grandchild at the age of 76. The drummer, who is the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather, has a new member of the family – a baby boy.

Ringo's granddaughter Tatia Starkey gave birth to a son, Stone Zakomo Low, with her partner Adam Low on Sunday.

A representative for Ringo – real name Richard Starkey – has confirmed the news, which was first reported by noise11.com.

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Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather

Tatia, 30, is a singer and bass player for the UK band Belakiss. She is the daughter of Ringo's son Zak Starkey, a drummer for The Who and Oasis among other bands.

Ringo and his first wife Maureen Cox were married in 1965 and went on to have three children – Zak, their eldest, Jason and Lee. Ringo has seven grandchildren in total – one from Zak, three from Jason and three from Lee.  

He and Maureen divorced in 1975 and Maureen sadly died of leukaemia at the age of 48 in 1994.

While on the set of the film Caveman in 1980, Ringo met actress Barbara Bach. The couple married the following year and currently divide their time between London and Los Angeles.

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He and his second wife Barbara Bach currently divide their time between London and Los Angeles

Ringo is an avid Twitter user and earlier this month he celebrated reaching 1m followers with a colourful photo. He regularly signs off "peace and love" but sadly in March, the Liverpudlian had to use the micro-blogging site to announce the death of Sir George Best.

The record producer, who was known as the 'fifth Beatle', passed away at the age of 90. Ringo tweeted: "God bless George Martin, peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara, George will be missed."

He famously gave the Beatles their first recording contract and produced virtually all their music. As the head of Parlophone record label, Sir George heard the band's demo tape in 1962 and signed them up – at that point, the Beatles had been turned down by every record company.

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