The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby james1985 » Thu May 30, 2013 2:43 am

Ringo on the Merv Griffin show, 1981

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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby ringo7165 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:19 am

"Macca tossed this little number off in five minutes..."

Is this a fact, or an opinion?

I'm curious - really.

Good link, I'll opine about his drumming another time ( maybe)...BUT WILL HINT THAT

(A) He is regarded, amongst "professional" drummers, as one of the greatest drummers in the history of music ( top 5)...I can "source" this as needed... well documented

(B) He played in the beatles, a liverpudlian act from the 60's

it gets confusing, I suppose, when he doesn't have to "create" as much as he had to in the fabs...and post-fabs, let's all agree, if you aren't MOON, Bonham-esque, you are regarded as " RINGO"

a well known slight ever since...anyway, History has of way of revealing truth

and RINGO STARR is the real deal
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby james1985 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:41 am

First ASB – I mean, everyone in it was top, top drawer

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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby chris » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:55 pm

thanks, james. brings back memories. I was fortunate enough to have seen the first incarnation of ringo and his ASB. seventh row...center. saw several others as well. but the first was by far the best. and he was funny...
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby Lazarus_2 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:51 pm

Just had a dream Ringo was playing the first track from bis new record on Jimmy Fallon. The album. Was called "Batman" and the track played called "whoosh".
I think the band was called The Crudys.
It sucked. But I still had a smile a new Ringo record was out.
I found humor in the title trying to mooch off Batman's popularity and the dual meaning of the title of the track (as expected be is singing about his beatle days/youth) as in "whoosh, and it was gone" and the whoosh of batmans cape.

Can't recall any lyrics from it.
At the time I seen it on a tv playing in another room I was doing study on wildlife of the world just after being sucked out a hole on the battlestar galactica landing on a small planetoid inhabited by tiny sentient mushrooms.
I explained to them the prejudice against them on earth, being called a fungus, but didnt mention them being eaten etc.
Did mention that they weren't sentient on my planet.

Hoho. Funny dream. Then Ringo appears.
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby james1985 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:45 pm

chris wrote:thanks, james. brings back memories. I was fortunate enough to have seen the first incarnation of ringo and his ASB. seventh row...center. saw several others as well. but the first was by far the best. and he was funny...


Well jel, as the kids in the UK say these days :-D
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby efghijiloveyou » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:16 am

Are you sure that was a dream, Laz?
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby Lazarus_2 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:50 am

I like Ringo. He did great from vertical man to around liverpool 8.
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby Mattal1958 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:29 am

Ringo has had some fairly decent moments in his solo career. Starting with RINGO in 1973 (probably his high water mark), but also including TIME TAKES TIME, and VERTICAL MAN. A few songs here and there since, as well. And, in between RINGO and TTT there were certainly songs on albums that weren't bad (including many from GOODNIGHT VIENNA).

And his Christmas album is fantastic! Of all the Beatles, only Ringo could get away with that, and he does...brilliantly! Yes, Paul has had "Wonderful Xmastime," and I really like his "The Christmas Song" done during the sessions with Diana Krall for KOTB, but I would cringe if he put out a similar-type album. But, that's just me.
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Re: The Starkey years -- an exciting new thread

Postby EddieV » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:21 pm

jgkojak wrote:My fave Ringo song post 80s...



Really great rock number
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