Ringo Starr came to Hollywood, Florida’s Hard Rock Live on Saturday, September 17th, and he brought a few of his friends with him. While the lineup of the supergroup is always changing and evolving, last night’s version featured Edgar Winter, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Colin Hay from Men At Work, and the Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart. This truly was an “All Starr Band”.
The ever youthful Ringo Starr took center stage at 8:30 and proceeded to give the sellout crowd everything that they could have asked for, proving that at 82 he still has it both behind the kit and at the mic and reinforcing that while his bandmates are wonderful he is still the star of the show.
The setlist kicked off with a cover of Carl Perkins’“Matchbox” and just took off from there. There were of course Beatles tracks, Ringo solo tracks and tracks from each of the band members original bands. For “Free Ride”,Starr teamed up with Greg Bissonette for dueling drummers. At one point during “Pick Up The Pieces”, there were dueling saxophones as Warren Ham and Edgar Winter both showed off their chops on the instrument.
The evening was a rollicking success as fans danced and sang their way out of Hard Rock Live into a warm Florida night. This was an unforgettable evening for everyone.
Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
It Don’t Come Easy
What Goes On (The Beatles cover)
Free Ride (Edgar Winter Group cover)
Rosanna (Toto cover)
Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band cover)
Down Under (Men At Work cover)
Boys (The Shirelles cover)
I’m The Greatest
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles cover)
Cut The Cake (Average White Band cover)
Frankenstein (Edgar Winter Group cover)
Octopus’s Garden (The Beatles cover)
Back Off Boogaloo
Overkill (Men At Work cover)
Africa (Toto cover)
Work To Do (The Isley Brothers cover)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles cover)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover)
Who Can It Be Now (Men At Work cover)
Hold The Line (Toto cover)
Act Naturally (Johnny Russell cover)
With A Little Help From My Friends / Give Peace A Chance (The Beatles / Plastic Ono Band covers)