Ringo Starr and friends coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ringo Starr is returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall with his traveling "All-Starr Band," which this year will include Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Rick Derringer, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, the Romantics' Wally Palmar and Gregg Bissonette. The concert is July 13, according to Starr's Web site. There's no word yet on ticket prices or on-sale dates.
Clearwater is a familiar destination for the former Beatle. This is the 11th edition of Starr's All Starr Band, and the former Beatle has been known to drop by Ruth Eckerd Hall. In 2008, his crew included Colin Hay and Billy Squier. Sheila E and Richard Marx came along in 2006. In 1997, Peter Frampton and Cream's Jack Bruce were on board.
The Clearwater concert will come less than a week after Starr turns 70. You never know -- Paul McCartney guested on Starr's new album, Y Not. Maybe he'll swing into Florida to give a little help to his old friend and bandmate.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*