So, Ringo then eh? Penance served? Or do the flames of resentment still burn in Liverpool for his perceived Jonathan Ross slight, when wags in Liverpool responded by decapitating the drummer in a band or privet Beatles?
We shall see this weekend when Mr Starkey returns to Liverpool with his ‘All-Star’ band – geddit? – to the Liverpool Empire where we get to hear a variety of Beatles tracks, Ringo classics and covers.
It remains to be seen whether we’ll get some Thomas the Tank Engine narration, or even a reading from the script of That’ll Be The Day, where Ringo played a randy carnie.
Stuff like that reminds us that Starr has done a lot of good things over the years – and he was a really good drummer! – while the outcry over demolishing Madryn Street seems to suggest that there’s still a certain amount of goodwill towards the boy from the Dingle.
And, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to be able to say they saw a Beatle play live? If the worst comes to the worst you can always get those Rev Audrey books singed, eh?
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
Liverpool Empire, June 18th
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