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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 22, 1992
TIME TAKES TIMERingo Starr (Private Music 82097)Is it redundant to describe the work of a former Beatle a "Beatlesque"? Maybe so, but it's hard to think of a better way to describe the sound of Ringo Starr's "Time Takes Time." It helps, of course, that no one else sings quite the way Ringo does, but the appeal here has less to do with his inimitable delivery than with the songs he's singing. Whether it's the way the chiming guitars in "Weight of the World" recall the instrumental sparkle of "Rubber Soul," or how "Golden Blunders" coyly plays off "Golden Slumbers," it's clear that Starr is both completely comfortable with his past, and eager to make the most of his future.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
You know who Ringo Starr is. You know where he's been, and what he's done. You probably know that for the last 25 years, he has toured regularly with a rotating All-Starr Band of famous friends, playing some of his own hits and letting them play some of theirs. You might know that when he's not touring, he's making new music. That he continues to put out new records every few years or so. You might not know that these records - half a dozen since the '90s - have been the best, most consistent, most consistently entertaining of his solo career.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | April 9, 2008
The South County Community Concert Association closed its season with a concert that rocked the walls of the Southern High School auditorium. Revolution: The Beatles Tribute packed in a large audience, some of whom were major Beatles fans while others concluded they were fans only when they realized how many of the songs they knew. "I loved seeing the joyful response to familiar Beatles music that the performers played and sang so capably. It seemed we were really hearing the Beatles play and appreciated the music even more from hindsight," said longtime SCCA volunteer Betty Knupp.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | April 9, 2008
The South County Community Concert Association closed its season with a concert that rocked the walls of the Southern High School auditorium. Revolution: The Beatles Tribute packed in a large audience, some of whom were major Beatles fans while others concluded they were fans only when they realized how many of the songs they knew. "I loved seeing the joyful response to familiar Beatles music that the performers played and sang so capably. It seemed we were really hearing the Beatles play and appreciated the music even more from hindsight," said longtime SCCA volunteer Betty Knupp.
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By John Bordsen and John Bordsen,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 12, 1992
Ringo Starr &` His All Starr BandWhen: Wednesday at 7 p.m.Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia.Tickets: Pavilion, $21.50; lawn, $15.50.Call: (410) 481-SEAT to order tickets; (410) 730-2424 forinformation.There's something ironic about Ringo Starr singing "It Don't Come Easy." He joined the Beatles just a year before Beatlemania hit -- and amassed fame and fortune though he never could do a decent drum roll. He cut seven novelty hits in the early '70s though he can barely carry a tune.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription line-up announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | March 6, 1992
He had the kind of whiny voice you hear on the radio sports shows that take phone calls. There must not have been any shows available at the moment, so he was calling me."We ought to boycott all baseball games," he said. "I don't know how they can pay that much money to anyone, even Ryne Sandberg. No one is worth that much money."Are you a communist? I asked."Huh? No, I'm not a communist, but that kind of money is obscene."You are a commie, aren't you? A dirty commie. What's your name? I want to report you to the FBI."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 22, 1994
Can it be? Are the Beatles really getting back together again?It's understandable if some longtime fans are a little skeptical. After 24 years of speculation, gossip, prayers and pipe-dreams, the news that a Beatles reunion is in the works is bound to seem too good to be true.But true it seems to be. A story in the New Yorker reported this week that the three surviving Beatles -- Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- will enter the studio next month to record new material for release in 1995.
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May 22, 2005
Let it be ... in Louisville As many as 20,000 Beatles fans are expected in Louisville, Ky., over Memorial Day weekend for America's largest Beatles festival, which is making this city its new home. "Abbey Road on the River" has been held the past three years in Cleveland but will move to Kentucky for this year's event, which runs Friday through Sunday. Tourism spending from the festival is expected to pump about $3 million into the local economy, according to Mayor Jerry Abramson. The weekend will include a Beatles film festival, lectures on the rock group and the sale of memorabilia, including paintings by well-known artists.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
You know who Ringo Starr is. You know where he's been, and what he's done. You probably know that for the last 25 years, he has toured regularly with a rotating All-Starr Band of famous friends, playing some of his own hits and letting them play some of theirs. You might know that when he's not touring, he's making new music. That he continues to put out new records every few years or so. You might not know that these records - half a dozen since the '90s - have been the best, most consistent, most consistently entertaining of his solo career.
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May 22, 2005
Let it be ... in Louisville As many as 20,000 Beatles fans are expected in Louisville, Ky., over Memorial Day weekend for America's largest Beatles festival, which is making this city its new home. "Abbey Road on the River" has been held the past three years in Cleveland but will move to Kentucky for this year's event, which runs Friday through Sunday. Tourism spending from the festival is expected to pump about $3 million into the local economy, according to Mayor Jerry Abramson. The weekend will include a Beatles film festival, lectures on the rock group and the sale of memorabilia, including paintings by well-known artists.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 22, 1994
Can it be? Are the Beatles really getting back together again?It's understandable if some longtime fans are a little skeptical. After 24 years of speculation, gossip, prayers and pipe-dreams, the news that a Beatles reunion is in the works is bound to seem too good to be true.But true it seems to be. A story in the New Yorker reported this week that the three surviving Beatles -- Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- will enter the studio next month to record new material for release in 1995.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Bordsen and John Bordsen,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 12, 1992
Ringo Starr &` His All Starr BandWhen: Wednesday at 7 p.m.Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia.Tickets: Pavilion, $21.50; lawn, $15.50.Call: (410) 481-SEAT to order tickets; (410) 730-2424 forinformation.There's something ironic about Ringo Starr singing "It Don't Come Easy." He joined the Beatles just a year before Beatlemania hit -- and amassed fame and fortune though he never could do a decent drum roll. He cut seven novelty hits in the early '70s though he can barely carry a tune.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 22, 1992
TIME TAKES TIMERingo Starr (Private Music 82097)Is it redundant to describe the work of a former Beatle a "Beatlesque"? Maybe so, but it's hard to think of a better way to describe the sound of Ringo Starr's "Time Takes Time." It helps, of course, that no one else sings quite the way Ringo does, but the appeal here has less to do with his inimitable delivery than with the songs he's singing. Whether it's the way the chiming guitars in "Weight of the World" recall the instrumental sparkle of "Rubber Soul," or how "Golden Blunders" coyly plays off "Golden Slumbers," it's clear that Starr is both completely comfortable with his past, and eager to make the most of his future.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 17, 1992
It may say "Summer, 1992" at the top, but looking at the artists included in the subscription line-up announced by the Merriweather Post Pavilion yesterday, it's hard not to wonder if they really meant "Summer, 1972."Starting with a season-opening show by Lynyrd Skynyrd on May 21, the Pavilion will feature performances by such '70s superstars as Jimmy Buffett (May 22-23), Ringo Starr (June 17), Chicago & the Moody Blues (sharing a bill June 19-20), James Taylor (Aug. 15), John Denver (Aug.
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By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | March 6, 1992
He had the kind of whiny voice you hear on the radio sports shows that take phone calls. There must not have been any shows available at the moment, so he was calling me."We ought to boycott all baseball games," he said. "I don't know how they can pay that much money to anyone, even Ryne Sandberg. No one is worth that much money."Are you a communist? I asked."Huh? No, I'm not a communist, but that kind of money is obscene."You are a commie, aren't you? A dirty commie. What's your name? I want to report you to the FBI."
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By Los Angeles Times | May 15, 2007
All those "Silly Love Songs" are about to start echoing across the Internet. Most of Paul McCartney's post-Beatles solo albums and those with his group Wings soon will be available digitally for the first time, EMI Music and Capitol Records announced yesterday. That makes him the final Beatle to have solo albums online. John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr already have recordings available for download. The offerings span his first solo effort, McCartney, in 1970, through his Wings hits Band on the Run and Wings at the Speed of Sound and on to his 2005 Grammy-nominated Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.
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October 8, 1996
Ted Daffan, 84, a honky-tonk singer whose early 1940s song "Born to Lose" marked the struggles of the World War II years, died of cancer Sunday in Houston. He was a songwriter, steel guitarist and band leader whose songs were recorded by such artists as Willie Nelson, Ella Fitzgerald, George Jones and Ringo Starr. He was an original member of the BlueZ Ridge Playboys, an influential 1930s swing band, and helped develop the Texas honky-tonk sound. Ted Daffan and His Texans' "Born to Lose" has been recorded by more than 120 artists, including Ray Charles.
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