Edgar Winter Susie Forkin Johnny Bee Badanjek Photo: Susie Forkin's Camera :)
My buddies Johnny Bee Badanjek (Bee video) the legendary drummer, the fabulous Motor City Rah Rah Susie Forkin and their friends got to catch the Ringo All Starr Band Show on the July 23rd at Caesars in Windsor! The show I heard was fantastic as my pal Robin in South Florida caught the show in Hollywood on the 15th! Me? I am home banged up and injured from my catastrophic trip and fall at the Ann Arbor Art Fair....:(
Band includes: Edgar Winter, Gary Wright and All Starr newcomers are Rick Derringer, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) home town boys, Wally Palmar (Romantics), and Gregg Bissonette returns on drums with Ringo Starr.
Rebecca Thyssen, Kristen Webb, larry duncan, Johnny Bee Badanjek and Albert Freud.
Johnny forwarded Susie's cool photos and a little story to go with it! (Since I was home stuck with bandaids, bactine, and pain killers) sigh... they had a great time and I'll let BEE tell you about it!
From Johnny BEE:
It was The Ringo And His All-Starrs Tour with hometown boy Wally Palmar of The Romantics along with Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer of (The McCoys of the Hang On Sloopy & Rock & roll Hootchie Choo fame) and also the producer of Free Ride, Edgar Winter's There Only Come out At Night album. Along with Richard Page of Mister Mister and famous session player Gary Wright who wrote Dream Weaver and Warren, Michigan native Greg Bissonette on drums along with Ringo Starr of The Beatles fame.
Susie Forkin and Sue Podell
These pictures were taken backstage by Susie Forkin and her lover and great grandson of Herr Dr. Freud the wild and wooly Albert Freud.
A good time was had by all backstage and It's always good to catch up with the latest news and see how everybody's doing. And then the show was about to begin and the house-lights came down and band kicked into a rousing version of It Don't Come Easy and the star of the show came bouncin' out of the wings to a standing ovation and the show was a fabulous success.
Edgar Winter, Johnny Bee Badanjek and Albert Freud.
After hearing Ringo's hits and some versions of his solo work, Ringo passed the baton around and gave everybody else a chance. So the audience was treated to great verisons of Free Ride, Frankenstein, Talkin' in your sleep, What I like about you, Hang on Sloopy, Rock & Roll Hootchie Choo, Dream Weaver, Broken wing and many others.
Sue and Doug Podell with Steve Badalament
Ringo closed out the night when the crowd rushed the stage to hear With a little help from my friends and Give Peace a Chance. The audience went home smilin' and happy to see a Beatle in their home town. Yeah, yeah yeah, Yeahhhhh!
Thanks for the on the scene post BEE!
The Rest of Ringo's Tour Dates: Get Tickets HERE
07.28.10 Calgary AB Jubilee Theatre
07.30.10 Spokane WA Northern Quest
07.31.10 Woodinville WA Chateau St. Michelle
08.01.10 Eugene OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
08.03.10 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery
08.05.10 Rancho Mirage CA Agua Caliente Casino
08.06.10 San Diego CA Humphrey's
08.07.10 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre
I love drummers! and the Rah Rahs!!!
Nice! Looks and Sound's like a great night! I also love drummers and the rah rahs! : ) Adore my friend Andrea and her husband Jim Edwards.They have embraced me with love and friendship! Such good people and he does a mighty fine job as singer for the Rockets!
Saw Ringo and opened for Edgar at Harpos years ago when I sang for The ACME BLUES BAND they both are The most.
Wow Kim ...this is really awesome and Bee did a great job telling about it!!!!xoxo
Loved the story Bee wrote for it! He sent me the pics and I asked him to guest write as I had to miss Ringo. What a great guy he is and Susie got some great shots! Looking forward to tomorrow night at Ivan Kral's film!!
Saw Ringo's All starr Band a couple of times in the 90's! Todd Rungren was one of the many great names touring with him back then! Awesome shows!
Thank you Kim for posting these pictures and Bee's short and always fun stories. And Susie, who is always ready with a smile to take a picture of the moments gleaming !!!!!!
very cool. I figure Ringo has made his fortune but he probably just loves to play.
Bee did a great job with his story...Always Entertaining...I saw Ringo years ago @ Pine Knob...Gary Brooker & Dave Edmunds were with him. Dave Edmunds, A very,very underrated Guitarist, did a steller job with a solo rendition of "Lady Madona'..1st time I saw Ringo without the Beatles...Very exciting....Ted Boiteau
Nice turn out! Loved the pic's! It is cool for people to check out. Just email or call me when you are ready Kim and have a great day!
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