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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