The excitement was palatable as the crowd waited for Ringo Starr, legendary drummer from The Beatles and successful solo artist, on a gorgeous day at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Virginia. Ringo Starr and his All Starr band brought peace, love, and rock and roll to Virginia Credit Union Live! on September 20, 2022 after rescheduling the show from June 21st due to Covid. Sharing the stage on this tour with Ringo were legends in their own right: Steve Lukather (from the band Toto), Colin Hay (Men At Work), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band/Paul McCartney), Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Group), and Warren Ham (Toto/Kansas). See the band members with the instruments they played in the list below.
Ringo, who is 82 years young and twice in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sprinted onto the stage for the opening song, “Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover),” which included a keyboard solo by the amazing Edgar Winter. He then bantered with the audience saying, “Are you ready to hear some good music? That’s what it’s all about. We’re not here to be tortured. (laughs) I make it up as I go along. I hear you back there. I love you.” Next, Ringo performed his first hit as a solo artist, “It Don’t Come Easy” with a saxophone solo by utility man extraordinaire, Warren Ham. Drummer Gregg Bissonette shared Ringo’s sense of humor finding my camera at the soundboard and sticking his tongue out (see photo below). The third song, “What Goes On,” is one Ringo co-wrote with fellow Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and featured an incredible guitar solo by Steve Lukather.
Highlights of the night included The Beatles covers that my brothers Buddy and Glenn used to play constantly: “Yellow Submarine,” Octopus’s Garden,” “I Wanna Be Your Man,” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Edgar Winter, the first person in history to strap on a keyboard, rocked the stage with “Frankenstein,“ and the crowd roared the lyrics when Steve Lukather performed one of Toto’s hits “Hold the Line.” Check out the images by Annette Holloway, Ringo’s “All Starr” setlist, and his impressive list of accomplishments below.
Ringo and His All-Starr Band’s tour has been paused several times due to Covid, and since this show, has been cancelled for the remainder of 2022. I’m very thankful the Richmond, Virginia show actually took place before the additional cancellations. My only regret of the night was that I could not get a photograph of Ringo playing drums because he was in front of the kit for the three songs media could capture. Nevertheless, photographing this legend was definitely a dream come true.
Band Members (Original Band)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles/Solo Artist) – Vocals, drums
Steve Lukather (Toto) – Guitar
Colin Hay (Men At Work) – Guitar, harmonica
Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth) – Drums
Hamish Stuart (Average White Band/Paul McCartney) – Bass, Guitar
Edgar Winter (Edgar Winter Group) – Keyboard, Percussion, Sax, and more
Warren Ham (Toto/Kansas) – Sax, Winds, Keyboard, and more
Here’s a new song “World Go Round” from Ringo’s latest work, EP3, which was just released on September 16th, 2022.
1) Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
2) It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr song)
3) What Goes On (The Beatles cover)
4) Free Ride (The Edgar Winter Group cover) (with Edgar Winter)
5) Rosanna (Toto cover) (with Steve Lukather)
6) Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band cover) (with Hamish Stuart)
7) Down Under (Men at Work cover) (with Colin Hay)
8) Boys (The Shirelles cover)
9) I’m the Greatest (Ringo Starr song)
10) Yellow Submarine (The Beatles cover)
11) Cut the Cake (Average White Band cover) (with Hamish Stuart)
12) Frankenstein (The Edgar Winter Group cover) (with Edgar Winter)
13) Octopus’s Garden (The Beatles cover)
14) Back Off Boogaloo (Ringo Starr song)
15) Overkill (Men at Work cover) (with Colin Hay)
16) Africa (Toto cover) (with Steve Lukather)
17) Work to Do (The Isley Brothers cover) (with Hamish Stuart)
18) I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles cover)
19) Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry cover) (with Edgar Winter)
20) Who Can It Be Now? (Men at Work cover) (with Colin Hay)
21) Hold the Line (Toto cover) (with Steve Lukather)
22) Photograph (Ringo Starr song)
23) Act Naturally (Johnny Russell cover)
24) With a Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles cover)
Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, has received nine GRAMMY® Awards, and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – once as a member of The Beatles and then as a solo artist. He has released 3 EP’s and 20 solo studio albums since The Beatles disbanded in 1970. In addition, he has acted in more than 15 films, has been nominated for an Emmy®, and has won an Academy Award®. In 2022, the documentary titled The Beatles: Get Back won 5 Emmys®, one of which Ringo shares with Paul McCartney and others. As if that wasn’t enough, Ringo has published 8 books, was knighted in 2018 and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.
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Annette Holloway is a music, promo, portrait, and event photographer. Live concert photography and band/artist photoshoots occupy much of her time. Her work has been published on numerous media outlets including Billboard, Pollstar, NBC News, Getty Images, Forbes, HM Magazine, ICON Sportswire, Loudwire, CCM Magazine, and many more. Before diving into photography full time, she was a NASA software engineer, webmaster, church youth leader, and robotics mentor. For more information about her photography, visit AnnetteHolloway.com.