Tag: Ringo Starr

Tuesday 7/7/2020 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Ringo Starr

Sir Richard Starkey MBE (born July 7, 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including “Yellow Submarine”, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote and sang the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others.

Starr was afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, with periods of prolonged hospitalizations. He briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship as a machinist at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze and developed a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he co-founded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll around early 1958. When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes when he was asked to join the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best.

In addition to the Beatles’ films, Starr has acted in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US top-ten hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. His most successful UK single was “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top-ten release in both the UK and the US. He has featured in numerous documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two series of the children’s television program  Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr. Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with thirteen variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Wednesday 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul Carrack


Paul Melvyn Carrack (born April 22, 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack “The Man with the Golden Voice”, while Record Collector remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters’ backing band, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-lead singer (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear”. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, The Pretenders, The Smiths and Madness.

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Ringo Starr – What’s My Name (2019)

What’s My Name is the 20th studio album by English musician Ringo Starr. It was released on October 25, 2019 through Roccabella and Universal Music Enterprises. The album was again recorded at Roccabella West, Starr’s home studio, and features collaborations with Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Richard Page and Warren Ham. It also includes a cover of John Lennon’s “Grow Old with Me”, which Starr invited Paul McCartney to sing and play bass guitar on, and a solo version by Starr of “Money (That’s What I Want)”, a Motown song previously recorded by the Beatles.

1. “Gotta Get Up to Get Down” 4:20
2. “It’s Not Love That You Want” 3:34
3. “Grow Old with Me” 3:18
4. “Magic” 4:09
5. “Money (That’s What I Want)” 2:56
6. “Better Days” 2:49
7. “Life Is Good” 3:11
8. “Thank God for Music” 3:38
9. “Send Love Spread Peace” 2:58
10. “What’s My Name” 3:45

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Feature Artist: Raspberries & Eric Carmen (Singles) 9pm ET

Raspberries (band)The Raspberries were an American power pop/pop rock band formed in 1970 from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their pop sound, which Allmusic later described as featuring “exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies.” The members were known for their clean-cut public image, with short-hair and matching suits, which brought them teenybopper attention as well as scorn from some mainstream media outlets as “uncool”. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era—especially The Beatles, The Who, The Hollies, and Small Faces—and its mod sensibility. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power pop music style that took off after the group disbanded. They also have a following among professional musicians such as Jack Bruce, Ringo Starr, and Courtney Love.

Eric CarmenEric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. He scored numerous hit songs across the 1970s and 1980s, first as a member of the Raspberries (who had a million-selling single with “Go All The Way”), and then with his solo career, including hits such as “All By Myself”, “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again”, “She Did It”, “Hungry Eyes”, and “Make Me Lose Control”. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Ringo Starr (Singles) 9pm ET

RingoStarrRichard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band’s albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as “What Goes On” and “Flying”.

Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations fell behind in school. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Railways before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children’s television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Ringo Starr Top 20 Hits 1pm ET @RadioMax @ringostarrmusic

RingoStarrRingo Starr, MBE (born Richard Starkey; 7 July 1940) is an English musician, singer and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He sang lead vocals on several of their songs, including “With a Little Help from My Friends“, “Yellow Submarine” and their version of “Act Naturally“. He is also credited as a co-writer of “What Goes On”, “Flying” and “Dig It”, and as the sole author of “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden“.

He was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations, fell behind scholastically: his classmates nicknamed him “Lazarus” after a twelve-month recovery from peritonitis following a routine appendectomy. At age eight, he had remained illiterate. After several years of twice weekly tutoring he had nearly caught up to his peers academically, but in 1953, he contracted tuberculosis and was admitted to a sanatorium, where he remained for two years. He then entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon after, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and they had earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.

When the Beatles formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another leading Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with them in the UK and Hamburg, Germany, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr’s creative contribution to their music has received praise from drummers such as Steve Smith and Phil Collins. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named him the fifth-greatest drummer of all-time.

A critically acclaimed actor, Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After their break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles and albums and recorded with each of the former Beatles. He has been featured in a number of documentaries, hosted television shows, narrated the first two seasons of the children’s television series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, Starr has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Photograph
2 It Don’t Come Easy
3 You’re Sixteen
4 Back Off Boogaloo
5 Only You (And You Alone)
6 Oh My My
7 A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll
8 No No Song
9 It’s All Down to Goodnight Vienna
10 Wrack My Brain
11 Weight of the World
12 Beaucoups of Blues
13 Act Naturally (with Buck Owen)
14 Hey! Baby
15 You Don’t Know Me At All
16 La De Da
17 Liverpool 8
18 Snookeroo
19 Wings
20 Drowning in the Sea of Love

Artist Countdown: Paul Carrack Top 15 Hits 9pm ET

pcarrackPaul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC described him as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, adding: “Carrack is a journeyman of British rock, soul and pop whose career has unfolded slowly and steadily until he has become something of a national treasure.” William Pinfold of Record Collector, acknowledging Carrack’s cult status, remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack arose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters‘ backing group, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-frontman (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long?”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear“. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, the Pretenders and The Smiths. -Wikipedia

1 Don’t Shed a Tear
2 I Need You
3 When You Walk in the Room
4 One Good Reason
5 Eyes of Blue
6 I Live by the Groove
7 Don’t Dream It’s Over (with Paul Young)
8 The Way I’m Feeling Tonight
9 For Once in Our Lives
10 Dedicated
11 Groovin’
12 Where Did I Go Wrong?
13 Satisfy My Soul
14 Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
15 When My Little Girl Is Smiling

Feature LP: The Beatles (1968) – 9:30pm ET

TheBeatles68LPThe Beatles is the ninth official album by English rock group the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as “The White Album“, as it has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve.

The album was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group, after visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968. Returning to the studio, the group recorded from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul McCartney to play drums on two tracks. Many of the songs were “solo” recordings, or at least by less than the full group, as each individual member began to explore his own talent.

Upon release in November 1968, the album received near universal acclaim and reached number 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided critics in evaluating its legacy. The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and was listed at number 10 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. Previously in 1987, as part of their 20th anniversary, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #9 on “The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years.” – Wikipedia

 

Feature LP: Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (2007) – 11pm ET

Photograph_-_The_Very_Best_of_Ringo_Starr_cover_artPhotograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr (the last word visually rendered as) is a career-spanning best-of compilation album by Ringo Starr and is the first such album since the release of 1975’s Blast from Your Past. The release of the collection coincided with that of Starr’s first four solo albums for EMI in digital format on 28 August 2007.

The compilation debuted at No. 26 in the United Kingdom album chart on 2 September 2007. This represents Starr’s highest UK album chart peak since 1974, when the Goodnight Vienna album debuted and peaked at No. 30. The album stayed in the UK Top 100 chart for three weeks. The album also had a 2-week chart run in the United States, where it debuted at No. 130 with 5,426 copies sold during the first week of release.

This album is notable for includind all of the songs from the first Ringo Starr’s greatest hits compilation Blast from Your Past.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. Photograph” (from Ringo, 1973) Richard StarkeyGeorge Harrison 3:58
2. It Don’t Come Easy” (Non-album single, 1971) Starkey 3:01
3. You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine)” (from Ringo, 1973) Bob ShermanRichard Sherman 2:49
4. Back Off Boogaloo” (Non-album single, 1972) Starkey 3:19
5. I’m the Greatest” (from Ringo, 1973) John Lennon 3:26
6. Oh My My” (from Ringo, 1973) Vini Poncia, Starkey 4:15
7. Only You (And You Alone)” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Buck Ram, Andy Rand 3:24
8. Beaucoups of Blues” (from Beaucoups of Blues, 1970) Buzz Rabin 2:33
9. Early 1970” (B-side to “It Don’t Come Easy“) Starkey 2:18
10. Snookeroo” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Elton JohnBernie Taupin 3:24
11. No No Song” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Hoyt Axton, David Jackson 2:31
12. (It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna” (from Goodnight Vienna, 1974) Lennon 3:02
13. Hey! Baby” (from Ringo’s Rotogravure, 1976) Margaret Cobb, Bruce Channel 3:10
14. A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (from Ringo’s Rotogravure, 1976) Carl Groszmann 3:54
15. “Weight of the World” (from Time Takes Time, 1992) Brian O’Doherty, Fred Velez 3:24
16. “King of Broken Hearts” (from Vertical Man, 1998) Starkey, Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal, Steve Dudas 4:43
17. Never Without You” (from Ringo Rama, 2003) Starkey, Hudson, Gary Nicholson 5:23
18. Act Naturally – duet with Buck Owens” (from Act Naturally, 1989) Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison 3:00
19. “Wrack My Brain” (from Stop and Smell the Roses, 1981) Harrison 2:21
20. “Fading in and Fading Out” (from Choose Love, 2005)

Feature LP: The Beatles (White Album) 2pm ET

The Beatles is the ninth official album by the English rock group The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is also commonly known as “The White Album” as it has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve.

The album was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group, after visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968. Returning to the studio, the group recorded from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving Paul McCartney to play drums on two tracks. Many of the songs were “solo” recordings, or at least by less than the full group, as each individual member began to explore his own talent. – Ctsy Wikipedia

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Back in the U.S.S.R. McCartney 2:43
2. Dear Prudence Lennon 3:56
3. Glass Onion Lennon 2:17
4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da McCartney 3:08
5. Wild Honey Pie McCartney 0:52
6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill Lennon with Yoko Ono 3:14
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (George Harrison) Harrison 4:45
8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun Lennon 2:43
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Martha My Dear McCartney 2:28
2. I’m So Tired Lennon 2:03
3. Blackbird McCartney 2:18
4. Piggies” (Harrison) Harrison 2:04
5. Rocky Raccoon McCartney 3:33
6. Don’t Pass Me By” (Richard Starkey) Starr 3:51
7. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? McCartney 1:41
8. I Will McCartney 1:46
9. Julia Lennon 2:54
Side three
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Birthday McCartney with Lennon 2:42
2. Yer Blues Lennon 4:01
3. Mother Nature’s Son McCartney 2:48
4. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Lennon 2:24
5. Sexy Sadie Lennon 3:15
6. Helter Skelter McCartney 4:29
7. Long, Long, Long” (Harrison) Harrison 3:04
Side four
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Revolution 1 Lennon 4:15
2. Honey Pie McCartney 2:41
3. Savoy Truffle” (Harrison) Harrison 2:54
4. Cry Baby Cry Lennon, with McCartney 3:02
5. Revolution 9 Speaking from Lennon, Harrison, George Martin and Yoko Ono 8:22
6. Good Night Starr 3:13