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August 7, 1989 | By Tom Moon, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
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.
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June 21, 1989 | By Amy Linn, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include the Associated Press, United Press International and the New York Times
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.
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November 3, 2015 | By Bruce Klauber, For The Inquirer
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.
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February 11, 1988 | By Ann Kolson, Inquirer Staff Writer David Walstad and Inquirer staff writer Joe Logan contributed to this report
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.
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April 15, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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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)
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November 27, 2009 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 23, 1995 | by Dave Saltonstall, New York Daily News
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.
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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.
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April 15, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
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.
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April 15, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
AS TATTLE has been following the comics of Horsham-based Zenescope Entertainment since we met founders Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha at a comic-book convention years ago, we were excited to learn last fall that the company's Van Helsing character was getting her own TV show, which was confirmed through imdb.com. More impressive, filmmaker/playwright Neil LaBute ( The Company of Men , Nurse Betty ) is the show's writer/showrunner and Kelly Overton ( Legends , True Blood )
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December 25, 2015 | By John Timpane, Staff Writer
The Beatles - or at least the folks who publish the hallowed band's music - are giving a big holiday gift to the universe. It's all too much. On Wednesday, the official TheBeatles.com website announced that as of 12:01 a.m. Philadelphia time on Christmas Eve, the band's entire catalog will be available for streaming on nine of the major streaming service providers, including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and Amazon's Prime Music....
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
The final "Hunger Games" spoiled an early Christmas for the holiday horror comedy "Krampus" to maintain its top spot at the North American box office for the third week running. The Jennifer Lawrence -led film took in an estimated $18.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, bringing its domestic total to $227 million, according to Rentrak estimates yesterday. The anti-Santa Claus thriller (which did not screen for critics) was the only film to debut in the Top 10 this week and brought in $16 million.
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November 3, 2015 | By Bruce Klauber, For The Inquirer
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.
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March 20, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
Sam Smith sheds surplusage These days, we know all about the stars. I mean all . As in, what they weigh today compared with last Thursday. Sweet-voiced Sam Smith , multi-Grammy-winner, has become famous for his stylish corpulence. He now says he has lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He's become a devotee of Amelia Freer 's healthy-stuff book, Eat. Nourish. Glow ., which you and I don't need, of course. He says it has "transformed" his "relationship with food. " Lookin' good, too.   Kate lets kat outta the bag   AYK, the U.K. Royals do not give media interviews.
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November 11, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A half-century ago, pop music's most popular, most important band had its first of seven straight anni mirabiles . In 1963, the Beatles became an international sensation. A very good year it was. (In a much-discussed June article in the Atlantic, Colin Fleming declared 1963 the quintessential Beatles year.) They released two albums, Please Please Me in March, Meet the Beatles in the fall. In their groundbreaking hit, "Please Please Me," they discovered what they could do in a studio; it got to No. 1 in England.
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July 28, 2013 | By Justin Moyer
Half a century ago, the Beatles were really busy. After Beatlemania broke out in 1963, they played more than 1,200 shows, recorded 12 LPs, and appeared in five movies. Some followed the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, or admitted to trying acid, or spurned royal honors, or claimed to be more popular than Jesus. Then, in 1970, they broke up. But that didn't end Beatlemania. In 1976, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels appealed to the band on the air, offering them $3,000 to reunite.
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June 13, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
USUALLY Tattle writes about actors and actresses who get famous doing movies or television. Actress/singer Joselyn Martinez may one day be famous for her work (she'll soon be seen in the Web series "Wives in the Heights"), but the New York Daily News reported her story yesterday because of her ability to solve a crime. And not just any crime. Joselyn, 36, tracked down the man who allegedly killed her father, Jose Martinez , 26 years ago. She then gave his address and phone number to police at New York's 34th Precinct.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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