Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band...

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Ringo Starr went back to work in the summer of 1989 fronting a tour of rock stars who, like him, had become golden oldies. Ringo sang hits like "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph," Dr. John sang "Iko Iko," Levon Helm of the Band sang "The Weight," his bandmate Rick Danko sang "Raining in My Heart," an old Buddy Holly tune, Billy Preston sang "Will It Go Round Iin Circles," and Joe Walsh sang the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane." (Less interesting were E Street Band members Nils Lofgren, who sang a non-hit, and Clarence Clemons, who did a rap version of "Quarter to Three.") Ringo had always depended on his friends to support his solo career, but this extended the concept to one in which he served as a sort of master of ceremonies. The tour was a success; it guaranteed a night of good and varied music, and it was fun. As a record, of course, it was redundant, but still fun.

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