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Nose to Nose with Ringo Starr


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On Monday, July 7, 2008 I had the unique honor of attending Ringo's birthday happening at the Hard Rock hotel in Chicago. I wiggled myself in next to the CNN camera and got some great pictures. I have posted them up on www.myspace.com/katdaddy9

Looking forward to seeing Ringo and the band again on Sunday!

Peace & Love

Kat

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That's pretty awesome, Kat. How many people did you knock down to get up there? :P:D

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That's pretty awesome, Kat. How many people did you knock down to get up there? :P:D

Nobody needs to sacrifice or be sacrificed to see Ringo Starr!

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Gary Wright, Billy Squier, Ringo Starr, and Edgar Winter (not shown: Colin Hay, Hamish Stuart & Gregg Bisonette)

Seeing Ringo again was awesome. It's hard to believe he is nearly 70. I squeezed in next to the CNN TV camera for a bit and got some great pictures.... that is until the blue meanie police officer told me to move. Ringo talked a bit to the press about the tour and then they brought out lots of cupcakes with little peace signs on them.

I also went to the concert a few days later and it was one of the best tours ever. Unfortunately, I didn't think I could bring in a camera and left it at home. This was a really good group of musicians. I was really amazed at what a versatile musician Edgar Winter is. His most famous songs are Free Ride and Frankenstein and he was the first musician to ever attach a strap to a keyboard and play. He was also playing saxophone and drums during the show. Gary Wright is an old friend of Ringo and George Harrison and told the story of how George introduced him to Indian philosophy and how a poem in a book George gave him inspired him to write Dreamweaver. Gary seems like a wonderful guy and even posted a couple of my photos on his myspace. Colin Hay performed his Men at Work hits and a newer song, Are you Looking at Me, and everyone was singing along. Billy Squier did his popular songs like The Stroke, Lonely is the Night and what was really pretty cool was that he did a cover of an acoustic cover that someone did of his song In The Dark that he saw on youtube.

Ringo was of course the great showman, everyone's best friend and a wonderful host. He did several Beatles songs as well as solo songs, including Liverpool 8. At the end for their not an encore, they brought in Richard Marx, and Ringo totally outted Billy and Richard. It was pretty funny seeing those guys grinning up there. They sang With a Little Help from My Friends and the chorus of Give Peace a Chance. It was a really great show and if the band comes through your town, go see them. It is a great show!

Here is a list of the songs they performed:

1. With A Little Help From My Friends Introduction (Ringo vocal)

2. It Don't Come Easy (Ringo vocal)

3. What Goes On (Ringo vocal)

4. Memphis in My Mind (Ringo vocal)

5. Lonely is the Night (Billy Squier vocal)

6. Free Ride (Edgar Winter vocal)

7. Down Under (Colin Hay vocal)

8. Dream Weaver (Gary Wright vocal)

9. Boys (Ringo vocal/drums)

10. Pick Up the Pieces (Hamish Stuart vocal/guitar)

11. Liverpool 8 (Ringo vocal)

12. Act Naturally (Ringo vocal)

13. Yellow Submarine (Ringo vocal)

14. Are You Lookin' At Me? (Colin vocal/solo acoustic)

15. In the Dark (Billy vocal/solo acoustic)

16. Frankenstein (Edgar keyboards/alto sax/drums)

17. Never Without You (Ringo vocal)

18. Choose Love (Ringo vocal/drums)

19. The Stroke (Billy vocal)

20. Work to Do (Hamish vocal/acoustic guitar)

21. I Wanna Be Your Man (Ringo vocal/drums)

22. Love is Alive (Gary vocal)

23. Who Can it Be Now (Colin vocal)

24. Photograph (Ringo vocal)

25. Oh, My My (Ringo vocal)

26. With A Little Help From My Friends (Ringo vocal)

27. Give Peace a Chance (Everyone vocal - with Chicago guest Richard Marx)

Kat

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Ringo Starr is 78 and set to go on a world tour. He is worth $350 million bucks and still married to Barbara Bach, the lucky man.

From The LA Times. Ringo Starr is gearing up for a big year in 2019, including a new book and his 30th anniversary world tour with his All Starr Band. The tour will kick off March 21 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center. It will be followed by a nine-show leg in Japan, followed by a return to North America. Other confirmed dates include an Aug. 1 concert at Caesar's in Windsor, Canada, followed by Aug. 3 and 4 double bills with the Beach Boys at Ravinia, outside Chicago, and Aug. 7 and 8 performances at the Ryman Theater in Nashville. The tour will conclude Sept. 1 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, nearly 30 years to the day when Starr’s first edition of his All Starr Band completed its debut concert trek on Sept. 3, 1989.

From Wikipedia: Starr was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music. He was knighted in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace by Prince William, duke of Cambridge on 20 March 2018.

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