I went to Ringo's big 70th Birthday show last night at Radio City Music Hall.
First of all, the show was sold out; and I had a solo ticket that I bought from a friend of mine. My husband and son bought two tickets separatly that my sister-in law was able to get. The seats ended up being next to each other....crazy
Before the show, we looked around the audience and spotted Yoko, Jeff Lynne, Zak Starkey, Jason Starkey (with three little grandsons), Sid Bernstein, Angus Young, and Mick Jones.
Rumors were going around, as usual, that Sir Paul was there. I didn't want to believe it...it would be too good to be true...plus, I didn't want to be disappointed if it didn't happen.
The show started as a Ringo All Starr show, but with even more of energy and emotion than usual. This tour's line-up was Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page (Mister Mister), Wally Palmar (The Romantics), Rick Derringer and Gregg Bissonette.
The final song was With A Little Help/Give Peace a Chance and a big group of friends joined Ringo on stage including Yoko, Joe Walsh, Little Steven, Nils, Peter Asher, Jim Keltner, Max Weinberg, Zak on drums, etc...
Then the audience sang, "Happy Birthday To You" while Jason and the grandkids wheeled out a realistic looking Ludwig drum cake ... probably carrot cake. It's Ringo's favorite.
Then, out came the Hofner bass.....
Oh My God!
Then Paul surprised Ringo by whipping into 'Birthday' with Joe Walsh on guitar.
I screamed so loud, I have no voice today.
Here are videos :
With A Little Help From My Friends