Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ringo, his All-Starr Band and more at Radio City Music Hall

Most recording artists have a back up band with excellent musicians who are not weel known. The following musicians were in the 2010 version of the All-Star Band:

Ringo Starr - drums, vocals
Wally Palmar - guitar, bass, harmonica, vocals
Rick Derringer - guitar, vocals
Edgar Winter - keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Gary Wright - keyboards, vocals
Richard Page - Bass, vocals
Gregg Bissonette - drums, vocals

Ringo sang many of his solo hits and songs with the Beatles where he sang lead. They included:
  • It Don't Come Easy
  • Boys
  • Photograph
  • Act Naturally
  • Peace Dream
  • Other Side of Liverpool

Some of the songs fby the band members were:

  • Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
  • Hang on Sloopy - Rick Derringer of the McCoys
  • Frankenstein - Edgar Winter (this had to be the show stopper)

At the end of the show Ringo asked for some help from his friends. Many famour musicians came out and sang "With a Little Help from my Friends." They included Yoko Ono, Steven Van Zandt, and Jeff Lynne. They then sang John Lennon's Give Peace a Chance. See this article from for a complete list and more details on the concert.

The biggest surprise of the evening was when Paul McCartney came out and sang the Beatles song Birthday from the White album. It was Ringo's 70th birthday. I noticed that Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono were not on the stage together. In this day and age someone already posted a YouTube Video of With a Little Help from My Friends.

Below is a video of Paul McCartney singing Birthday

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