Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band at Atlanta's Fox Theater July 6

Review by TommyBoy (Switch to

This was my first experience with Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band (featuring Our Hero) and I loved every minute of the show. Wish I had gone to the other shows that featured Todd, but I guess it's better late than never. I strongly encourage anyone who is reading this review to make a point of attending one of the shows.

First, Ringo Starr is amazing. The guy is 72 years old, must be 5' 7" and weighs 130 pounds soaking wet, yet he was all over the stage and singing his heart out. He really put on a good show that featured many of his Beatle hits and solo hits, including Act Naturally, It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, I'm the Greatest, I Wanna Be Your Man, With a Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine and a few others that are slipping my mind. Todd looked great and played crowd favorite I Saw the Light and Bang on the Drum All Day, which was probably the most-well received song he played. He also played one of my personal favorites, Love is the Answer, but I had a feeling that many in the crowd were not familiar with the song or had only heard it a few times. I thought it sounded great and Todd's vocals were right on the money.

The band included former members of Santana, Toto and Mister Mister and these guys were outstanding. Individually and collectively, these are some highly trained professional musicians who just tore up the song list. Great, great musicianship on every single song. Greg Rolle from Santana played Evil Ways and Black Magic Woman. Steve Lukather from Toto performed Roseanna, Africa and Hold the Line. Steve also handled nearly all of the guitar solos throughout the night while Todd played mostly rhythm guitar. Greg Page from Mister Mister sang Kyrie and Broken Wings.

The crowd, although mostly gray-haired or balding was also complimented by quite a few younger fans who grew up listening to the Beatles, so they were in tune with the music. This really was a fun show and the only drawback for me was that after Give Peace a Chance, there was no encore. But then, they had played a two-hour set and played many great songs, so I can't be too upset that they didn't come back and give us a little more.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I'm glad I can say that I finally saw one of the Beatles in concert. And anytime I can see Todd, that's just a bonus.

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