Post Tagged with: "Ringo Starr"

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!’: Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

‘I’m better than Ringo; Paul McCartney told me!’: Bev Bevan’s first meeting with the Beatles

Bev Bevan, later a founding member of the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, says a chance meeting with the Beatles years earlier provided a huge ego boost when Paul McCartney praised his drumming.

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Best of April 2013: Deep Purple, Steven Wilson, Todd Rundgren, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath

Baby, you’re a Beatles fan: The monthly readers poll for April 2013 is dominated by Fab Four-related stuff — though, ultimately, Deep Purple’s terrific new effort topped the newest Something Else! list.

Deep Beatles: “Some Other Guy” (BBC version, 1963)

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.

Electric Light Orchestra – Zoom (2001; 2013 reissue)

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.

Deep Beatles: “Honey Don’t” (BBC version, 1963)

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.

Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh – Ringo at the Ryman (2013)

Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh – Ringo at the Ryman (2013)

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

‘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

‘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