Paul McCartney apparently had a near-death experience in May which is just being reported on now.
The Beatles’ entire catalog remains one of the most enduring groups of songs in popular culture. Their first single “Love Me Do,” the song is still fun and vibrant 50 years after its original U.K. release. To celebrate the occasion, fans gathered in Liverpool’s docks Friday afternoon to set a new world record for the most Beatles fans singing “Love Me Do” in a round.
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…
Before donning the mop-top and suit as the drummer of the Beatles, Ringo Starr scored his first gig as a member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
To quote the legendary James Brown, “give the drummer some!” Or in the case of this list ranking the richest beat-keepers in the world, give the drummers a whole lot, as in a fortune.
This March, the fourth annual Beatles cruise will once again set sail from Ft. Lauderdale headed toward the Bahamas, aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. And we have a few ideas for the cruise’s organizers.
Bonus features include new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as other members of the cast and crew; McCartney also recorded audio commentary. Other features include music videos of “Your Mother Should Know,” “Blue Jay Way,” “The Fool On The Hill.”
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.
Founding Santana and Journey keyboardist/singer Gregg Rolie, who’s currently touring with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, has announced a series of solo dates set to begin in California at the beginning of August.
A Twitter novice, Ringo explained that he’s only been tweeting (or “twittering,” as he puts it) for a little more than a week. He picked it up as a way to combat boredom while on tour