Ringo Starr: 72 and still going strong!

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band in Clearwater, FL, July 2012

Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday on July 7, 2012 in Tennessee, first at the Hard Rock Nashville—where at 12:00 noon local time he asked the world to join him in a wish for Peace & Love—and then at the Ryman Auditorium, where he performed with the 13th edition of his All Starr Band. Members of the group this year, along with Ringo, are Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, Gregg Bissonette, and newbies Steve Lukather and Gregg Rolie.

One of the stops on Ringo’s tour was Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida, on July 1. I had the pleasure of attending that concert and have uploaded the photos I took to an album on Facebook. Click here to check them out; no Facebook account or login required!

The happiest of birthdays to my favorite Beatle. Here’s to many more years of music, entertainment … and Peace & Love.

Tampa Bay Oldies Fans

I have created a Facebook group for fans of oldies music (1950s, 1960s and 1970s) who live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.  If you enjoy attending concerts by the original artists and checking out oldies shows and events here in Tampa Bay, this group may be for you.  Its main focus is to share news of upcoming shows and links to the websites of local venues, oldies radio stations, and the like.

So, if you are a year-round or seasonal resident of Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, Hernando, Sarasota, Manatee, Citrus or Polk County, or frequently visit the area, please check out Tampa Bay Oldies Fans.  Companion website coming soon!