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RINGO STARR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2022 ALL STARR BAND TOUR

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Ringo Starr is hitting the road with his All Starr Band this summer for a monthlong tour featuring longtime bandmates and the return of All Starr Edgar Winter.

“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and play,” Starr said in a statement. “This is the longest I’ve been off the road in years — up until 2020 I was touring every year with the All Starrs — and I’ve really missed it. Making music in the studio has been great, and it certainly saved me during the pandemic, but nothing beats playing live with great musicians in front of an audience. I love my fans and they love me, and it’s going to be wonderful to be peace and loving and playing for them again.”

The band — which includes Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart and Winter — will kick off the trek on May 27 in Rama, Ontario, and conclude on June 26 in Clearwater, Fla. 

You can see the tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band 2022 Tour

May 27 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama ….  TICKETS HERE
May 28 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama ….  TICKETS HERE
May 30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC ….  TICKETS HERE
June 2 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theater(with the Avett Brothers)…TICKETS HERE
June 3 – Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theater ….TICKETS HERE
June 4 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion(with the Avett Brothers)..TICKETS HERE
June 6 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ….  TICKETS HERE
June 7 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ….  TICKETS HERE
June 8 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre ….  TICKETS HERE
June 10 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater … TICKETS HERE
June 11 – Easton, PA @ State Theater  …. TICKETS HERE
June 12 – Providence, RI @ PPAC  ………  TICKETS HERE
June 14 – Baltimore, MD @ Modell Lyric ….TICKETS HERE
June 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Modell Lyric ….TICKETS HERE
June 17 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood    ….  TICKETS HERE
June 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena….  TICKETS HERE
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Theater ….  TICKETS HERE
June 21 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union Live …TICKETS HERE
June 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Center   ….  TICKETS HERE
June 24 – St. Augustine, FL @ The AMP….  TICKETS HERE
June 25 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock   ….  TICKETS HERE
June 26 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

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RINGO STARR WILL BRING HIS ALL STARR BAND TOUR TO THREE MASSACHUSETTS VENUES IN JUNE

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Ringo Starr will bring his All-Starr Band tour to three Massachusetts venues in June.

He will perform at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston on June. 2. He is also set to play the Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts, Worcester,on June 3 and Tanglewood in Lenox on June 17

Tickets are available :

JUNE 2:  HERE

JUNE 3:  HERE  and 

JUNE 17: HERE

The All Starr Band features Steve Lukather of Toto, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Hamish Stuart of Average White Band, Edgar Winter, drummer Gregg Bissonette and saxophonist Warren Ham.

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PAUL MCCARTNEY WAS FORCED TO PAY INFLATED PRICE FOR FIRST THE QUARRYMEN RECORD

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The first-ever song was recorded in Liverpool in 1958, but before long the group lost possession of it, forcing Paul McCartney to buy it back from his own bandmember decades later.

Just a short while before The Beatles became a well-known band in Liverpool in the late 1950s, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and piano player John “Duff” Lowe formed the band The Quarrymen. To kickstart their careers they decided to record two songs at the local recording studio, one of which was a cover (Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be The Day) and one original song: In Spite of All The Danger. McCartney wrote the song and Harrison provided the guitar solo, and so the song is credited to McCartney–Harrison. Recording took place sometime between May and July 1958 at Percy Phillips’ home studio in Liverpool.

The four musicians went to the local studio on Saturday 12 July 1958 – just three days before John Lennon’s mother was struck by a car and killed.

Paul later recalled going to the recording studio, saying: “I remember we all went down on the bus with our instruments – amps and guitars – and the drummer went separately. We waited in the little waiting room outside while somebody else made their demo and then it was our turn.”

When it was their turn to record the music, it was done relatively quickly without much ceremony. McCartney added: “Quarter of an hour, and it was all over.”

But the band hit a snag – they couldn’t afford the demo tape.

The demo track was 17 shillings, but the band only had 15 between them. So the music producer held on to the finished product until they returned with the right amount of cash.

Eventually, the band had ownership of their first-ever single. They then decided to share it going forward.

Paul said: “When we got the record, the agreement was that we would have it for a week each. John had it a week and passed it on to me. I had it for a week and passed it on to George, who had it for a week.”

It didn’t stay that way, however.

Paul added: “Then Colin had it for a week and passed it to Duff Lowe – who kept it for 23 years.”

Eventually, decades later, McCartney tracked down Duff’s location and started negotiations to buy it back.

Before that, Lowe wanted to know how much money he was owed. 

In 1981 John “Duff” Lowe had the In Spite of All The Danger single disc valued by Sotheby’s. It was reported in the press, and the same day, McCartney called him.

Lowe recalled: “That Sunday Paul McCartney had called my mum in Liverpool. I eventually spoke to him on the phone and we had long conversations over the next few days because he wanted to buy it from me.”

Macca sent his solicitor and business manager to meet Lowe before they met in a bank.

He recalled said: “I deposited the disc in a small briefcase at the local Barclay’s Bank and we met up in a small room the bank kindly let me use. The deal was done, I handed the record over and we all went home.”

It was reported Lowe was originally offered £5,000, but he politely declined. The final sale price of the record has never been revealed – but has been hinted at by McCartney.

Paul McCartney later said of the purchase: “I ended up buying it back for a very inflated price. I have since had some replicas made. I don’t want to play the shellac because it would wear out, as demos in those days would. But it’s great to have.” – (First ever Beatles record that original bandmate sold for £12k now the most valuable in the world at almost £1/4m)

After getting hold of the original record, Paul made 50 copies and used them as gifts. He gave them away to family and friends before releasing the song officially in 1995 alongside the That’ll Be The Day cover. He has since played the song live while touring.

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“IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES INCLUDING DENNY LANE, TODD RUNDGREN AND CHRISTOPHER CROSS

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An all-star lineup of musicians, including Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Denny Laine, Joey Molland will honoring the Beatles with a new tour celebrating the Fab Four’s iconic work.

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today: A Tribute to The Beatles will see the eclectic lineup of musicians performing their own hits, along with cuts from Rubber Soul and Revolver.

Rundgren and Cross previously participated in a similar tour in 2019, focussed on the Beatles’ White Album. For his part, Rundgren seemed even more excited for the 2022 trek.
“This time we thought: Wouldn’t it be great if we played the best songs the Beatles ever recorded for a change?” the rocker explained via press release. “Rubber Soul and Revolver are the boys peaking in front of our eyes and redefining what pop music would be for the foreseeable future. This is going to be fun.”

Denny Laine, a co-founding member of both the Moody Blues and Wings, shared his personal connection to the Beatles’ material:
“The Moody Blues met the Beatles in the early 60’s and were invited to join them on their second British tour,” he explained. “The thought of performing some of their classic songs with such a revered cast on this tour will bring back not only those moments in time but also fond memories as a member of Wings. I trust that we will pay due credit to their timeless legacy by bringing back that music to everyone who joins us for this special ride.”

The tour kicks off March 1 and is scheduled to run through the end of the month. Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and former Chicago singer Jason Scheff will also be part of the lineup. 

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SIGNED PHOTO OF THE BEATLES AND FAN ALBUM WORTH OVER £1,000 FOUND NEAR TEDDINGTON

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A signed photo of the Beatles and fan album estimated to be worth at least £1,000 have been found at a home near Teddington.

The photo appears to have been signed by all four members of the 1960s group – though the most clearly visible signatures are those of George Harrison, Paul McCartney and and Ringo Starr.

It will be auctioned along with the “long forgotten” 1960s Beatle fan’s album where it was found.


The album and photo were discovered by London auctioneers Hansons during a home visit last month

Both items will be sold as one lot in an auction on February 26, to be held at their sale-room in Normansfield Theatre.

The guide price for both items is between £1,000 and £2,000.

It comes after news last week that Beatles memorabilia will be sold as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) by John Lennon’s son Julian.

“Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection” includes images of clothes worn by John Lennon, guitars he played, and the song-notes for ‘Hey Jude’ by Paul McCartney, plus commentary by Julian Lennon on the items.

The most expensive piece of Beatles memorabilia ever sold is John Lennon’s ‘lost’ Gibson guitar, which went for $2.4 million at auction in 2015.

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PETER JACKSON: “SOME OF MY FAVOURITE BITS IN THE RUSHES AND THE OUTTAKES WERE MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG”

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Peter Jackson gained access to almost 60 hours of never-before-seen footage of the Beatles’ Let It Be recording sessions in 1969 from director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who produced the 1970 documentary of the same name.

Jackson expertly dissected, restored and colourised the footage to produce The Beatles: Get Back, which covers 21 days in early 1969 as the band record a new album and prepare for their first live performance together in three years – their iconic rooftop concert in London’s Savile Row.

However, Jackson has now suggested that perhaps it was for the best that he wasn’t there in person as he would have ‘read them [the Beatles] the riot act’.
He also said he empathised with Lindsay-Hogg, who he felt was ‘herding cats’ when it came to dealing with the legendary rock and roll band comprising of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon.

Speaking at a Q&A as part of the special IMAX release of The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert on Sunday, Jackson said:  ‘The poor guy was herding cats the whole time and I was just feeling so many times that I would have lost it!
‘I mean as much as I love the Beatles, I would have raised my voice at them a couple of times and read them the riot act because they would have driven me crazy, and Michael’s just so calm.’

Praising Lindsay-Hogg as ‘deserving the credit for all of this’ after inheriting his ‘incredible’ footage, the 60-year-old also admitted that he found it funny to watch another director struggle slightly when things veered off course.

‘I particularly enjoy seeing Michael twitch and squirm when things aren’t going quite his way; as a director I can sympathise with that and find it kind of funny.’

He added: ‘Some of my favourite bits in the rushes and the outtakes were Michael’s stuff because I don’t play in a band – I can love the Beatles and watch the Beatles like anyone – but crucially the person I was really relating to was Michael.’

The writer-director also shared one of his favourite quotes from the footage, which helped express Lindsay-Hogg’s sometime-frustration during the process.

‘My favourite Michael Lindsay-Hogg line is when somebody – Paul or Ringo or someone – asks how the filming’s going and he says, “Well, if the film’s going to be about chain smokers, nose pickers and a**e scratchers then it’s going to be fantastic.”’


Sounds like he’s not one to mince his words!

In his quest for authenticity, Jackson has previously shared how he managed to convince Disney to break its ‘non-swearing rule’ for The Beatles: Get Back on Disney Plus, as the three-part series includes some colourful language.

In an interview with Radio Times, Jackson, 60, explained: ‘We got Disney to agree to have swearing, which I think is the first time for a Disney channel. That makes them feel modern, too.’
The longest editing project of his career to date, The Beatles: Get Back took the filmmaker over two years to piece together in contrast to Lord of the Rings, where the films each took ‘three to four months’.

The state-of-the-art technology used to create Jackson’s stunning World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is the same used in The Beatles: Get Back.

The Beatles: Get Back full series is available H E R E . 

The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert will be showing exclusively in IMAX cinemas across the UK from February 10 – 13, 2022.