Ringo Starr tour on hold as he recovers from COVID-19
NEW YORK — (AP) — Ringo Starr has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the former Beatle to cancel several scheduled concerts in Canada with his All Starr Band. Five concert dates from Tuesday to Sunday — in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge, Alberta; and the British Columbia cities of Abbotsford and Penticton — will be rescheduled. "Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home. Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band — consisting of Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter — were also forced to cancel last weekend shows in New Buffalo, Michigan, and at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Ringo Starr cancels Canadian shows after catching COVID-19
LONDON — (AP) — Ringo Starr has cancelled shows in North America after the former Beatles drummer tested positive for COVID-19. The 82-year-old cancelled performances Sunday at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, and Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, Minnesota, citing illness. On Monday a spokesperson confirmed that Starr and his All-Starr band would be cancelling five more shows after the former Beatle caught coronavirus. The five Canadian shows cancelled included Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge in Alberta; as well as arenas in Abbotsford and Penticton in British Columbia. “Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home," a statement said.wftv.com
McCartney marks 80th birthday with Springsteen, 60,000 pals
Another 1960s icon, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is scheduled to play at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on his 80th birthday Monday. The fragility in his voice was evident while singing “Blackbird” on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium, the final night of a brief U.S. tour. “Yeah, yeah, right, I've got a birthday coming up,” McCartney said, scanning signs in the audience that reminded him. On Friday, McCartney's team announced that it was packaging “McCartney II” with his other DIY albums, “McCartney” of 1970 and 2020's “McCartney III," into a boxed set that will go on sale in August. McCartney performed 38 songs at MetLife, 20 of them Beatles songs, and even managed to miss an entire decade.wftv.com
Olivia Harrison writes poems about late George Harrison
Books-Olivia Harrison FILE -Former Beatle George Harrison and his wife Olivia leave the Marylebone Register office in London after attending the wedding of former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr April 27, 1981. (AP Photo/File (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — Olivia Harrison, widow of Beatle George Harrison and a philanthropist and film producer, has a few words of her own to share. She has written 20 original poems about her late husband for the book “Came the Lightening,” which comes out June 21. Instead, she composed a work of poetic autobiography.”Olivia Arias met George Harrison in the mid-1970s while she worked in the marketing department of A&M Records, which distributed Harrison's Dark Horse label. George Harrison died of cancer, at age 58, in 2001.wftv.com
NASA rocket named Lucy soars into the sky -- with diamonds
Lucy in the sky: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Lucy spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Saturday. (John Raoux/Associated Press )CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lucy blasted off into the Florida sky on Saturday -- with diamonds, of course. Now begins a 12-year journey to visit more asteroids than any other mission: https://t.co/iRKKvRs28J pic.twitter.com/85xb8aG3u6 — NASA (@NASA) October 16, 2021Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly 50 years ago, according to The Associated Press. NASA included the lyrics to the song and a disc made of lab-grown diamonds, the AP reported. “I’m so excited -- Lucy is going back in the sky with diamonds.wftv.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Ringo calling! If he wants you to sing, who could say no?
FILE - Ringo Starr attends Ringo's 11th Annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FILE)LOS ANGELES – If Ringo Starr calls to ask if you'll sing on a song for him, who could possibly say no? “Here's to the nights we won't remember, with the friends we won't forget,” they all sing. Ringo won't reveal who, but they must have been REALLY busy. “It was a super-incredible connection of peace and love,” Starr said.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Dear Sir or Madam: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November
Paul McCartney appears during his One on One Tour in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 26, 2017, left, and poet Paul Muldoon appears at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on May 21, 2019. McCartney's memoir, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," will be released Nov. 2. (Photos by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – Paul McCartney is finally ready to write his memoirs, and will use music — and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet — to help guide him. Irish poet Paul Muldoon is editing and will contribute an introduction. The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has been equally open about himself, but his 2010 memoir “Life” still sold millions of copies.
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death
Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. It was Dec. 8, 1980, when the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, and was shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him," Ono said, referring to Lennon's two sons.
Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary
That sentiment is something that Skip Marley, a third-generation musician and grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, has grown up knowing as well. “Music is music. The event will raise money for the Playing for Change Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, Sankofa, Silkroad and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. It’s a spiritual experience to sing his grandfather’s songs, Marley said. “Those are the songs I first hear and the songs I first sing,” said Marley.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.
Ringing in No. 80 for Ringo: Celebrate the 80th birthday of iconic Beatles member with this quiz
There is an iconic musician who’s celebrating a big birthday on Tuesday, and Ringo is his name-O. R-I-N-G-O is turning 8-0! R-I-N-G-O is turning 8-0! Excuse the mild spoof on the famous nursery rhyme, “Bingo,” but it’s a good way to describe a big day for a member of arguably the world’s most iconic band. Ringo Starr turns 80 on Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate his life and achievements than by trying your hand at this quiz about the former drummer for “The Beatles,” and solo artist.
Beatles alum Ringo Starr to play Central Florida next summer
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will bring their latest tour to Tampa Bay next summer.The former Beatle is getting ready for another string of shows in 2020 and announced plans to stop by Ruth Eckerd Hall for his sixth appearance. According to the venue, Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band will be performing performing in Clearwater on June 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $63.75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.As the line-up of special guests is to be announced, fans can expect to hear favorites such as, It Dont Come Easy, Photograph, A Little Help From My Friends, as well as songs from Ringos latest studio albumConsider supporting local journalism. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
McCartney, Jagger pay tribute to Cream drummer Ginger Baker
(CNN) - Rock legends Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger were just a few of the artists to pay tribute on social media to Cream drummer Ginger Baker, who died Sunday. "Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. "Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy. "Sad to hear of the passing of a great drummer, Ginger Baker," guitarist Steve Hackett tweeted. "Very sad day in the Drum world as we say goodbye to one of rock's greatest pioneers: Ginger Baker.
11 of the best Beatles songs of all time
That got us thinking about legendary Beatles songs. But as longtime Beatles fans, we decided to choose 11 to mention here as among the best of the best. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"It's hard to describe this "White Album" song. "A Hard Days Night"Of course, this list comes down to personal preference, and we lean toward the Beatles' later work. Is it even possible to listen to this song without thinking, "Beatlemania has arrived in the United States"?