All Starr Band
Ringo At The Ryman, recorded on Ringo Starr’s 2012 tour with his most recent incarnation of the All Starr Band, features some classic songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, with one song the present day thrown in.
Before Ringo Starr was a Beatle, he was a member of another British rock group, Rory Storm & The Hurricanes. A new release called Rory Storm Live At The Jive Hive has led fans to wonder if the recording is from Ringo’s era with the band. Ringo himself clarifies, in a press statement that went out earlier today…
Joe Walsh played in the first two All-Starr Bands (as well as Starr’s short lived late-’90s backing band, The Roundheads), and these days, is Ringo’s brother-in-law. He says that the first All-Starr Band was one of the greatest groups he’s ever played in. And as huge of an experience as that was, being a part of the Starr family is even more of an eye-opener.
[lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] received one particularly welcomed gift while celebrating his 70th birthday earlier this week – a surprise appearance by his former [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] bandmate[lastfm] Paul McCartney[/lastfm].