Morning Start: Did you know Ringo Starr narrated Thomas the Tank Engine?

Your morning start for Wednesday, Feb. 19

It might be hard to believe that a rock’n’roll legend went on to do voiceover work for a kid’s show about trains but that is exactly what happened.

Fun Fact of the day: Ringo Starr was the first narrator for Thomas the Tank Engine

Sir Richard Starkey, former drummer for the Beatles, better known by his professional moniker Ringo Starr, did voice over work for the show from 1984-1986. The role was then taken over by comedian George Carlin, later joined by actors Alec Baldwin and Pierce Brosnan.

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