Who’da thunk that in 2010, the “funny” Beatle would still be packin’ them in during a summer concert tour? But Ringo Starr and his “All Starr” band are doing just that, and from what we’ve read they – and their audiences – are having a blast.
Just this past weekend, Ringo and crew played in a performing arts pavilion built on the site of the legendary Woodstock Music Fest in New York’s Hudson Valley.
The concert review in the Poughkeepsie Journal is just glowing. And from reviewer John Barry’s description, it sounds as though this was one of those “Man, you shoulda been there!” moments:
But the second-to-last number of the night was huge; it was colossal; it was a milestone; it let everyone bask in a history-making moment. When Ringo performed “With A Little Help From My Friends,” nearly everyone — a crowd of thousands — rose to their feet. Everyone sang along. Everyone was a rock star. At that point, the man with the rock ‘n’ roll royalty pedigree was just another baby boomer singing along, but he had a microphone, and he was up on stage. And he was Ringo Starr.
And he was celebrating a very Woodstock-type-of-philosophy, one that helped hundreds of thousands make it through those crazy days of peace and love and mud and music; a philosophy that will likely appeal to any baby boomer facing the physical challenges of aging and the emotional challenges of, well, aging. That philosophy is that the baby boomers are all in this together: but you will get by with a little help from your friends.
Amen brother! It may only be Monday, but we think we’ve found our Quote of the Week.
Btw, Ringo has tour dates around the U.S. through July and August. For locations and ticket information, click here.