Sunday, June 27, 2010

Concert Review: Ringo Starr Shines At Mohegan Sun

Sunday night, the Mohegan Sun Arena featured the return of the former Beatle along with the 11th version of his All-Starr Band. The band featured new members like guitarist Rick Derringer, guitarist Wally Palmer and bassist Richard Page. Also returning was former members Gary Wright on keyboards, Edgar Winter on keyboards and sax and drummer Greg Bissonette.

The night was like a musical time machine with songs performed from every era and many of them were number one hits. Each member of the All-Starr Band received their moment in the spotlight performing two of their classic songs. Some of the highlights were Wally Palmer’s energetic “What I Like About You”, Rick Derringer’s ‘60s sing along “Hang On Sloopy” and Gary Wright’s subdued “Dream Weaver.” But, it was Ringo’s solo hits and Beatles’ classics that stole the show. Beginning with “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Honey Don’t,” Ringo easily won the hearts of the audience. The Beatles’ songs “I Wanna Be You Man” and "Yellow Submarine” brought the fans to their feet to sing along. With such a wide catalog of music to choose from, Ringo managed to add two songs from his newest album “Y Not” into the set list, the autobiographical “The Other Side of Liverpool” and the playful “Peace Dream.” The only songs that rivaled the applause for Ringo was an all-out performance of Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” and Rick Derringers’s “Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo.” highlighted by his outstanding guitar skills. The harmonizing between the band members was also very impressive during Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie” and The Beatles’ song, “Boys.”

Ringo ended the evening as only a formal Beatle could, with a #1 solo hit (Photograph), and rare b-side (Act Naturally) and closing with the song he is most know for (With A Little Help From My Friends.) The band finished with “Give Peace A Chance” as Ringo wished “peace and love” to all in attendance. As fans exited the arena, many caught a glimpse of the newly added star on the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame to which Ringo was inducted to earlier in the evening.

It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr)
Honey Don’t (Starr)
Choose Love (Starr)
Hang On Sloopy (Rick Derringer)
Free Ride (Edgar Winter)
Talking In Your Sleep (Wally Palmer)
I Wanna Be Your Man (Starr)
Dream Weaver (Gary Wright)
Kyrie (Richard Page)
The Other Side Of Liverpool (Starr)
Yellow Submarine (Starr)
Frankenstein (Winter)
Peace Dream (Starr)
Back Off Boogaloo (Starr)
What I Like About You (Palmer)
Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (Derringer)
Boys (Starr)
Love Is Alive (Wright)
Broken Wings (Page)
Photograph (Starr)
Act Naturally (Starr)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Starr)
Give Peace A Chance (All-Starr Band)

1 comment:

Mohegan Sun Concerts Tickets said...

Ringo Starr is a music icon.Who doesn't know The Beatles.Even if i wasn't born 1960's where the band was on its peak of their career,it's a big opportunity to hear their songs again.