Paul McCartney to Induct Ringo Starr into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [Berkshire on Stage]

March 23rd, 2015, 3:00 pm by Sara
Paul and Ringo

Paul and Ringo

By Larry Murray

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame continues to be pretty much a guy thing, reflecting the world of past half century or so of the macho dominated business. But there is still a lot of history here, as the powers who decide these things has revealed special guests for the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 18, at Cleveland’s historic Public Hall. They include:

Paul McCartney inducting Ringo Starr

Stevie Wonder inducting Bill Withers

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LIVE: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band @ the Palace Theatre, 6/10/14

June 13th, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Review by Wayne Williams
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Additional photograph by Stanley Johnson

It makes some kind of odd sense that “Oye Como Va” would be the best song of the night at a Ringo Starr concert. After all, what says Ringo more than a deep Latin groove, Spanish lyrics and an undeniable guitar lick.

Since kicking off his parade of motley All-Starr bands, Mr. Richard Starkey has made it abundantly clear that the group’s shows are not just about him. It’s smart marketing, given his limited vocal range and limited catalog, but it’s also brave and generous.

On one hand, it would be easy to dismiss Tuesday’s show at Albany’s Palace Theatre as a visit to the assisted living center of rock and roll, but the evening did have its moments.

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LIVE: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 6/16/12

June 25th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg

Review by Charlie Weintraub

Ringo Starr. He’s a Beatle. Enough said. The preceding few words could suffice as an entire review. After all, he is a Beatle. And that is why people came.

Just as baseball has its summer classic, the All Star Game, the world of music has a summer classic of its own, and it was on fire this night.

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