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.
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.
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!!!