Zak with Ringo and Maureen
born September 13, 1965 in
London, England is the drummer for English rock band
60's rock band
was one of
closest friends and Zak's godfather, and although they
never sat together at a drum kit, Moon discussed
drumming with Zak, and gave Zak his first professional
drum kit, which later sold at
for twelve thousand pounds. By the age of 12 Zak
Starkey was already performing in pubs and later in
his teens was a member of a garage act, the Next. He
eventually landed work with a re-formed Spencer Davis
Group. In 1985, shortly after getting married, Starkey
released a musical version of Wind in the Willows with
On July 12, 2008 Starkey drummed for The Who at the 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors, celebrating 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 Starkey would not perform on the Dig Out Your Soul Tour, and he drummed for The Who during their tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2008. 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.
On 30 March 2010, Starkey played with The Who during their performance of Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Starkey performed "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Give Peace a Chance" with his father and numerous guest stars (Yoko Ono, Nils Lofgren, Little Steven, Jeff Lynne) on 7 July 2010, at Ringo Starr's 70th birthday party held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He also made several guest appearances for Red Hot Chili Peppers.
ZAK WITH THE WHO ~ MY GENERATION
ZAK WITH OASIS ~ MY GENERATION