Years ago, low-quality footage surfaced of the Beatles performing “Some Other Guy” at the Cavern Club on October 22, 1962. Filmed by Manchester-based Grenada Television, the brief clip captures the Beatles playing before a packed lunchtime crowd at the Cavern.
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This is a project the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s, a lean, tune-focused affair which dials back the “I Am The Walrus”-era Beatles obsessions — even while retaining all of Jeff Lynne’s trademark hooky songcraft.
For the next few columns, Deep Beatles shines a spotlight on their BBC performances. Before incessant screaming and the rigors of touring took their toll, the Beatles had become one of the most polished live bands on the road.
Don’t let the goofball demeanor fool you: Ringo Starr is the model of consistency these days, as solid and professional a frontman as there is — and maestro of one of the last decades’ most reliably entertaining guest-packed tours.
‘It’s electric’: Fresh off Ringo Starr tour, Journey/Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie heads back to studio
Just back from another well-received round of shows with the All-Starr Band, Gregg Rolie continues working on a new solo release — the Santana/Journey co-founder’s first since 2011.
‘Cooking up something here’: Joe Walsh is in the studio with Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Don Was, others
Joe Walsh has posted a photograph of himself, in the studio, with an all-star lineup that includes the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, the Beatles’ Ringo Starr, super-producer Don Was and others.
‘It is very inspiring’: For Steve Lukather, playing with the Beatles’ Ringo Starr about more than music
For Grammy award-winning Toto cofounder and sideman to the stars Steve Lukather, getting to know the Beatles’ Ringo Starr — really know him, as a person — has been the best part of his stint with the newest All-Starr Band.
Best of January 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Steven Wilson, Richard Thompson, Depeche Mode
Four of this month’s reader-selected Top 10 items on Something Else! Reviews deal with Beatle-y things: Specifically, the times they whiffed as a group and as solo artists
‘I’ve got to do this one’: Steve Lukather took rare break from Toto to join the Beatles’ Ringo Starr
For Steve Lukather, a confirmed Beatlemaniac, the invitation to join Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band was a no-brainer. But first, he had to break the news to everyone in Toto, the band he co-founded in the late 1970s.
Gregg Rolie began work on a handful of new songs before getting set to rejoin Ringo Starr’s latest All-Starr Band for a trip to the Pacific Rim next month — including two tracks that feature fellow All-Starr Band member Steve Lukather.