August 7, 1989 |
Ringo Starr finished his concert last night at Bally's Grandstand by singing the song that summed up the evening: "With a Little Help From My Friends. " Under the circumstances, he should have changed it to "With a Whole Lot of Very Important Help From My Friends. " Although he was the headliner, Starr was not the only star attraction. He turned out to be something of a lightweight, given the musical prowess of his accomplices. There was Joe Walsh doing a rollicking "Rocky Mountain Way" by pounding out a survey course in guitar styles.
June 21, 1989 |
Ringo Starr may yet get the answer to that oft-sung question, "What would you do if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?" The Beatle in the back, the man who quite possibly got the best break in history when original drummer Pete Best was dumped from the band, will be appearing this summer in a concert tour, his first since the Beatles broke up in 1970. The tour, announced yesterday by Starr, is slated to include Atlantic City, on Aug. 6 at the Grandstand Under the Stars, and Philadelphia, on Aug. 9 at the Mann Music Center.
November 3, 2015 |
Fifty-one years after the Beatles took this country by storm, the percussive jury is still out on drummer Ringo Starr. Was he merely the fourth Beatle with a modicum of talent who sang a novelty number or two, or did he contribute something of substance to pop music? From a drummer's view, he was the Beatles' perfect drummer. He had solid time and revolutionized rock drumming with loose, elasticized fills that were remarkably inventive, to say nothing of how he revolutionized the actual sound of rock drums.
February 11, 1988 |
Still in the talk stage - but such interesting talk - is that ex-Beatle Ringo Starr may soon show up weekly on TV. And we don't mean as a man wearing a bear suit selling Sun Country Wine Coolers, either. Word has it that Starr is negotiating with Don Johnson's production company at Universal in Burbank, Calif., to do a one-hour pilot that they hope to spin off as a regular series. For the project, tentatively titled Flip Side, Ringo would play a rock-and- roller who, after his wife unexpectedly dies, is forced to abandon life on the road to come home and take care of his kids.
April 15, 2016 |
Ringo cancels N.C. show Ringo Starr has joined Bruce Springsteen in canceling a concert in North Carolina to protest a new state law that requires transgender individuals to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificates. The law also bans cities from punishing businesses that discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Cyndi Lauper , Gregg Allman , Brandi Carlile , and Jimmy Buffett have spoken out against the law but will not cancel.
February 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Mark Moffett; Ringo Starr performs. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Radio host Howard Stern; the Airborne Toxic Event performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Daniel Radcliffe; Vanessa Hudgens; Evanescence performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live John Krasinski; Eloise Mumford; Gotye performs.
March 23, 2011
The 1964 "Mary Poppins" film score may be the most beloved and popular work by Richard and Robert Sherman, but it is hardly their only effort. Here's a sampling: Movie scores "The Parent Trap" (1961) "The Jungle Book" (1967) "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967) "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968) "The Aristocats" (1970) "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) "Snoopy Come Home" (1972) "Charlotte's Web" (1973) "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" (1977)
November 27, 2009 |
What is God? Does he, she, or it exist? Does God exist in the same way cars, trees, and puppies are said to exist? (What is existence, anyway . . .) These questions have inspired theologians, philosophers, poets, and artists to create some of the world's greatest cultural treasures. Sadly, they also have led more malicious minds - usually those convinced they had all the right answers - to conceive some of history's most horrific forms of oppression. Oh My God?, a lavishly shot documentary which poses those questions to scores of average Joe and Jane Q. Publics around the globe and a few B-list celebrities, is anything but a treasure.
January 23, 1995 |
Ringo Starr, the Beatles drummer, is sitting in a plush London hotel room fingering a copy of the band's new hit album, "Live at the BBC. " "Hello, my name is Ringo Starr, and I'm on this album," he says, offering a bit of that classic Beatles camp that was as much a part of the band's early style as the drummer's firm, infectious backbeat. It was late December, and what the 54-year-old Starr still couldn't know is that by now, the disc in his hand would sell more than 6 million copies worldwide - an astounding success for any band, much less one that broke up 24 years ago. It is, as they say, another outbreak of Beatlemania, a good 10 years after that happy dementia was thought to have subsided forever.
April 6, 2011
Seven years after Rollie Massimino led Villanova to the 1985 NCAA title, UNLV lured him to Nevada with a secret side deal that lifted his salary above what was reported. He was forced out two years later. After leading the Flyers to two Stanley Cups, Fred Shero ditched Philly to take over as coach and general manager of the hated New York Rangers in 1978. After broadcasting from West Philly for six years, Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" was lured to Hollywood in 1964.