Ringo Starr’s musical collaboration explodes in Vegas
On April 18, Ringo Starr becomes the last member of The Beatles to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, just the latest example of a career spent in the shadows of his former bandmates. But the shadows aren’t such a bad place to be when they allow for artistic freedom and exploration, as well as the chance to have fun with your friends without expectations. That’s what Starr’s post-Beatles career has been all about, from his solo albums to his long-running tours with his ever-changing All-Starr Band.
Possibly Starr’s most famous Beatles moment is singing lead vocals on “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and he’s taken that sentiment to heart in putting together the All-Starr Band. The band is a showcase for Starr’s music (both The Beatles and his solo work), but it’s also a showcase for the musicians he tours with: Todd Rundgren, original Journey and Santana singer Gregg Rolie and former Mr. Mister frontman Richard Page, among others. They join Starr on March 15 for a free-form live show at the Palms.
As for Starr, he often seems happiest playing the drums, holding down the rhythm as he did back in the day for The Beatles. The affable musician has done well in the spotlight, but he’s never had trouble sharing it, using his fame to shine that light on so many other talented musicians.
The Pearl at Palms, 7:30 p.m. March 15, starting at $25-$45 plus tax and fee. 702.944.3200