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Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band Pack Chastain Saturday Night

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band packed a nearly full Chastain Park Amphitheatre Saturday night, July 10, 2010. This year’s tour marks the eleventh incarnation of a concept that was created by Ringo with producer David Fishof. Ringo, who just celebrated his 70th birthday, performed some of his solo and Beatles songs and then each band member took turns performing a hit from their own career. The 2010 All Starr Band consists of the following:
Ringo Starr – drums, vocals
Wally Palmar(The Romantics) – guitar, bass, harmonica, vocals
Rick Derringer – guitar, vocals
Edgar Winter – keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Gary Wright – keyboards, vocals
Richard Page(Mr. Mister) – Bass, vocals
Gregg Bissonette(Santana, Steve Vai) – drums, vocals

And while we weren’t there to cover it, AJC’s Robb Cohen was handy with his camera. Check out the 15-photo online gallery: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band rock Chastain  . Tell us about what you saw and heard. How did it compare to other Ringo Starr shows?”

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(Photo Credit: Robb Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit for Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.

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Uncle Tom

July 11th, 2010
2:58 am

My mama wouldn’t drive me a couple of hundred miles back in 1965 to see Ringo the first time he came to Atlanta with his three buddies, but I finally made it last night at Chastain. His voice at 70 is every bit as good as it ever was, which puts him right there with Willie Nelson (a young 75). This longevity is one of the biggest surprises of the rock and roll generation. Keith Richards should have died long ago by all practical standards, and yet he and others of that group continue to flourish. And Ringo proved Saturday that he’s in wonderful shape by doing jumping jacks and drumming under the hot lights for a couple of hours. I’ve seen most the major acts of the Sixties over the recent years, and yet I saw more young people out to see Ringo than any others. It’s the enduring appeal of the Beatles to YOUTH!

Rozzie

July 11th, 2010
8:54 am

Ringo rocked the park at Chastain last night. What a picture of health ! He still has a strong voice, What an awesome idea to get together the legends of rock to jam together. Each band member was a rockin out. Edgar Winter stole the stage with Frankenstein !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Watson

July 11th, 2010
2:59 pm

It was a fabulous night. Not one drop of rain in spite of the 95% forecasted. Ringo started out with “It don’t come Easy,” and ended with “Give Peace a Chance.” He sang several other songs as well, but the audience especially enjoyed “Yellow Submarine,” “Photograph,” and “Act Naturally.” It was good to hear “Boys” again. I had forgotten all about that one. It was on one of the early Beatles albums that I sang along with over and over when I was 11 or 12. How could I have forgotten?

The All Star Band was good too, but I was there to see and hear Ringo. As others have already noted, he’s really buff and energetic at 70, and his voice is as young as ever.

Most of this particular Atlanta audience, however, was obviouly there primarily for Edgar Winter. They went wild over him.

We’re thinking about going to Charlotte July 28, to see Paul McCartney now.

Carl Harrison

July 11th, 2010
3:42 pm

The show was great………….but Chat-stain park S*CKS – the crowd chatting thru the whole show and with the band having to keep the volume down so low…more like listening in over the wall – and security over-reacting trying to manage an overall well behaved audience. Would love to see this show in a real music venue.

Mary Watson

July 11th, 2010
4:16 pm

Sorry Carl was around some that spoiled it for him. From our vantage point (way up high) the band seemed to have the rapt attention of everyone there.

I almost forgot to report that there was one song Ringo said he was thinking about taking out of the show, and he would let us decide.

It started out like this:

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me ?

And the crowd went wild.

john

July 12th, 2010
10:28 am

I was too young to travel to Atlanta to see Ringo and his “other” band back in ‘65 but even then thought it was pretty exciting just to have the Beatles performing the next state over ( I’m from Birminghiam ). I missed his travelling show the times he has come to Atlanta and so I felt that I had better get out there and see him before it was too late, unemployed status be damned! There are some things that you just have to do. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the show. The sound was quite good and the musicianship was first rate, especially from Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. They were all good, though. Richard Page has a great voice and his singing on the Mister Mister hits was right on the money. Speaking of money, it’s pretty obvious that Ringo doesn’t do this for the money but rather for the love of playing music and being in a band. For a 70 year old guy I think he is doing very well. Hope he’s still doing it at 90. If I’m still around, I’ll go see him again. Great show.

Marc

July 13th, 2010
10:40 pm

Much better show overall than Ringo’s last visit. Maybe the bigger crowd helped. Six Beatles songs mixed in with some classic oldies of the all Starr Band made a great night. Only disappointment was it ended too soon. Would have been cool for the band to serenade Ringo with the Beatles “Birthday”.

Celest

July 13th, 2010
11:58 pm

Where is the white hair? Silver hair? Well any hair that show how old he is. He’s 70 right? I hope Barbara looks as good!

chase herston

July 14th, 2010
11:56 pm

this show was great. im fifteen years old but i love ringo and all the things him and the beatles have ever done. i loved it. just to see ole ringo jammin and rockin out just like he did on the roof in 69′. it was a humongous jam session of some of the greats….i like knowing the fact that i got to see yellow submarine and with a little help from my friends from the original dude. i loved it. but the cop?? bleh

Pete from Buford

July 28th, 2010
11:10 pm

Really great show! Ringo is amazing…and not just for his age. What a terrific idea to put together a band of people with hit songs, and then simply go around and let them show how terrific they still are. It was like seeing five concerts for the price of one and only hearing the very best material. These guys all still have it. So glad we went.