Ray Paul, who attended the June 7 show by Ringo Starr and the All-Starrs at Sands Pavilion at Canandaigua, NY, said the band was in good spirits and showed camaraderie and respect all night. You can see photos from the show in the slideshow.
The show set list was identical to the opening night at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada which opened with “Matchbox” and ended with “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Paul said the songs the crowd responded to the most were 'Africa,' 'Bang the Drum All Day,' 'Broken Wings,' 'Hold The Line," "Photograph,' 'I Wanna Be Your Man' and 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.”
Australia celebrates Beatles' 50th: The ABC network of the Land Down Under ran a special documentary Saturday night on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut there. “The Band That Fell to Oz: The Beatles' Tour of 1964” takes an in-depth look at the how the Beatles were brought to Australia (and for a bargain price) with comments by some of those involved. You can either hear or download the special as an mp3 on the Australian ABC radio site. (Thanks to Ian Swan.)
More “Man on the Run”: On top of the excerpt from “Man on the Run” in the current issue of Billboard, Sherryl Connelly of the New York Daily News also wrote about the book with some excerpts. Unlike the Billboard article, this one is available online. “Man on the Run” is already out in the UK, but it'll be available here June 17. (Update: The Billboard excerpt is now online.)
“Things We Said Today”: Don't miss our newest show with my radio partner Ken Michaels featuring a very informative interview with Laurence Juber, who talks about his book “A Guitar With Wings,” playing in Wings with Paul McCartney and much much more. It'll repeat at midnight ET tonight on Fab4Radio.com. You can get it as a free download and on iTunes through our site at http://beatlesexaminer.podbean.com.