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Surprise to Me: Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Concert Review

This was not planned and I did not intend to go, but I got a ticket through work to go to a very special show.

So because of getting this ticket, which I greatly appreciate, I saw Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band just down the street from where I work!!

I had seen Ringo and his band in 2016, which was a blast, and considering how busy I have been this year with shows (still not done yet, but who knows, I may be slowing down next year) I was not intending to go.

But hey, I’m not going to argue with a free ticket.

Anyway, on with the show.

There were no openers.  The band started on time at 7:30 PM, playing a little more than two hours of hits.

With this band, it’s never just about Ringo and the band doing his songs only.  They do that (Ringo’s songs he sang in The Beatles and solo hits) but since it is an All Star band, songs from most of the band members are played too.

So since Edgar Winter is in the band, they play some of his songs.  Steve Lukather of Toto (and has played with soooooooooooooooooo many others) plays guitar/bass in the band so they play some Toto songs.  Colin Hay of Men At Work, who also plays guitar in the band, does some of his songs, Hamish Stuart of Average White Band songs are played, etc.

They have a great time and give the fans everything they have.

Ringo is 83 years old (looks like he’s 50) and has more energy than anyone in the room. 

When he’s not out front, he’s behind his drum kit playing, along with main drummer Gregg Bissonette, who is a monster player, having played with David Lee Roth and many others.

I enjoyed all the songs.  Everyone sang and played great.  It’s everything you would want in a concert and more.

Again, I was not intending to go to this this time, but I’m grateful to my work place who gave me a ticket.  Thank you very much.

Band Members:

Set List:

  1. Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover Ringo sings)
  2. It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo)
  3. What Goes On (The Beatles song Ringo sings)
  4. Free Ride (Edgar Winter song he sings)
  5. Rosanna (Toto song Steve Lukather sings)
  6. Pick Up The Pieces (Hamish Stuart-Average White Band song)
  7. Down Under (Colin Hay-Men At Work song)
  8. Boys (The Beatles song Ringo sings)
  9. I’m The Greatest (Ringo)
  10. Yellow Submarine (The Beatles song Ringo sings)
  11. Cut The Cake (Hamish Stuart-Average White Band song)
  12. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter song)
  13. Octopus’s Garden (The Beatles song Ringo sings)
  14. Back Off Boogaloo (Ringo)
  15. Overkill (Colin Hay-Men At Work song)
  16. Africa (Toto song Steve Lukather sings)
  17. Work To Do (The Isley Brothers cover Hamish Stuart sings)
  18. I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles song Ringo sings)
  19. Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover Edgar Winter sings)
  20. Who Can It Be Now? (Colin Hay-Men At Work song)
  21. Hold The Line (Toto song Steve Lukather sings)
  22. Photograph (Ringo)
  23. Act Naturally (Johnny Russell cover The Beatles covered which Ringo sings)
  24. With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles song Ringo sings)/Give Peace A Chance (John Lennon cover everyone sings-This show was on John’s birthday)

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