Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band



Since 1989, Ringo’s All-Starr Band has toured with twelve variations of the band, where "everybody on stage is a star in their own right." Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band is a concept that was created by producer David Fishof.  The band has consistently toured for over two decades, and rotates its line-up depending on the musicians' projects and availability at any given time. Typically at an All-Starr Band concert, Starr will perform some songs from both his solo career and his years with The Beatles, and then each band member will take turns performing two to three hits from their own career, as well as the occasional acoustic/solo spot. The All-Starrs do not generally release original music, but every few years a live album from the band is released, generally as part of a new All-Starr Band.


 First All-Starr Band

 1989

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Joe Walsh (Eagles and James Gang) – guitar, piano, talkbox, vocals

Nils Lofgren (Crazy Horse and E Street Band) – guitar, accordion, vocals

Dr. John – piano, bass, vocals

Billy Preston – keyboards, vocals

Rick Danko (The Band) – bass, guitar, vocals

Levon Helm (The Band) – drums, harmonica, vocals

Clarence Clemons (E Street Band) – saxophone, tambourine, percussion, vocals

Jim Keltner – drums


Guests

Zak Starkey (Ringo’s son) – drums (several shows on songs where Ringo was not on drums)

Garth Hudson (The Band) – accordion (several shows)

Bruce Springsteen – guitar (during one show played on "Get Back" sung by Billy Preston, "Long Tall Sally", "Photograph", "With a Little Help From My Friends")

John Candy: tambourine

Paul Shaffer – (during almost all the second set at Holmdel, NJ – Garden State Arts Center – Saturday, August 5, 1989)

Tom Lofgren (Nils Lofgren's brother) (during Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Tuesday, August 8, 1989)

Max Weinberg (At various shows]

 


Second All-Starr Band

 1992

Ringo Starr – drums, percussion, cowbell, vocals

Joe Walsh (Eagles and James Gang) – guitar, keyboards, talk box, bass drum, vocals

Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) – guitar, vocals

Todd Rundgren (Nazz, Utopia and The New Cars) – guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, tambourine, vocals

Dave Edmunds (Rockpile and Love Sculpture) – guitar, vocals

Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) – keyboards, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, flute, vocals

Timothy B. Schmit (Poco and Eagles) – bass, guitar, vocals

Zak Starkey – drums

Timmy Cappello – saxophone, percussion, keyboards, vocals


Guests

Harry Nilsson – vocals (performed "Without You" at one show only, it was his last public appearance)

James Gang members play with Joe Walsh during the solo spot at Cuyahoga Falls, OH Wednesday. June 10, 1992

Jeff Healey

Tom and Mike Lofgren

Hoyt Axton

Bonnie Raitt

Gary Busey

Kenny Passarelli played Meadows with Joe Walsh



 Third All-Starr Band

 1995

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who) – guitar, vocals

Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) – guitar, harmonica, vocals

Billy Preston – keyboards, vocals

Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) – organ, keyboards, percussion, vocals

John Entwistle (The Who) – bass, vocals

Zak Starkey – drums

Mark Rivera – saxophone, percussion, guitar, vocals


Guests

Joe Walsh (Eagles and James Gang) – guitar, talk box, vocals (came in on one show to play "Rocky Mountain Way")

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) – drums (played drums in the encore for one show: in Boston, MA, Wednesday, July 19, 1995)

Max Weinberg

Slash

Stevie Nicks

Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) – guitar, vocals (left before tour due to an expected reunion of Bruce Springsteen's E-street Band, replaced by Mark Farner, but was in the opening act at some shows and played at one encore



 Fourth All-Starr Band

 1997–1998

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Peter Frampton (Humble Pie, solo artist) – guitar, talk box, vocals

Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) – keyboards, organ, vocals

Jack Bruce (Cream) – bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals

Simon Kirke (Free and Bad Company) – drums, vocals

Mark Rivera – saxophone, guitar, organ, keyboards, percussion, vocals

Scott Gordon – harmonica on Love Me Do, only (1998)


Guests

Ginger Baker (Cream) – drums (at several shows during Cream songs)

Leo Kottke

Bob Mayo joined by Peter Frampton to perform "Lines On My Face"

Mark Farner joined the All-Starr Band for 'With A Little Help From My Friends' at Universal City show (3/05/1997)

Timothy B. Schmit joined the All-Starr Band for 'With A Little Help From My Friends' at Universal City show (3/05/1997)

Eric Burdon joined the All-Starr Band for 'With A Little Help From My Friends' at Universal City show (3/05/1997)

Joe Walsh joined the All-Starr Band in Houston

Max Weinberg joined the All-Starr Band in Holmdel

Eric Stuart – guitar, vocals (was in the opening act at select shows)



 Fifth All-Starr Band

 1999

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Todd Rundgren (Nazz, Utopia and The New Cars) – guitar, percussion, vocals

Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) – organ, keyboards, vocals

Jack Bruce (Cream) – bass, keyboards, vocals

Simon Kirke (Free and Bad Company) – drums, vocals

Timmy Cappello – saxophone, keyboards, harmonica, guitar, vocals


Guests

Ginger Baker (Cream) – drums (at several shows on Cream songs)



 Sixth All-Starr Band

 2000

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Dave Edmunds (Rockpile and Love Sculpture) – guitar, vocals

Eric Carmen (Raspberries) – keyboards, guitar, bass, vocals

Jack Bruce (Cream) – bass, keyboards, vocals

Simon Kirke (Free and Bad Company) – drums, vocals

Mark Rivera – saxophone, harmonica, percussion, vocals


Guests

Andy Summers (The Police) – guitar (one show only, played guitar on "Theme for an Imaginary Western" with Jack Bruce)

Michael McDonald - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in San Diego)

Gary Puckett - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in San Diego)



 Seventh All-Starr Band

 2001

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) – guitar, keyboards, vocals

Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) – guitar, keyboards, vocals

Howard Jones – keyboards, vocals

Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson) – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals

Sheila E. – drums, vocals

Mark Rivera – saxophone, percussion, guitar, bass, harmonica, flute, vocals

 


 Eighth All-Starr Band

 2003

Ringo Starr – drums, keyboards, vocals

Colin Hay (Men at Work) – guitar, vocals

Paul Carrack (Ace, Squeeze, Mike + The Mechanics, Roxy Music, Madness, The Bleeding Heart Band and Spin 1ne 2wo) – keyboards, guitar, vocals

John Waite (The Babys and Bad English) – bass, guitar, vocals

Sheila E. – drums, vocals

Mark Rivera – saxophone, flute, bass, guitar, harmonica, percussion, vocals


Guests

Simon Kirke – drums (one show only)

Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band) – vocals (one show only)

Mark Hudson – vocals (one show only)

Gary Burr – vocals (one show only)

 


 Ninth All-Starr Band

 2006

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Billy Squier – guitar, vocals

Richard Marx – guitar, keyboards, vocals

Edgar Winter – keyboards, saxophone, vocals

Rod Argent (The Zombies and Argent) – organ, keyboards, vocals

Sheila E. – drums, vocals

Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) – bass, vocals



 Tenth All-Starr Band

 2008

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Billy Squier – guitar, bass, vocals

Colin Hay (Men at Work) – guitar, vocals

Edgar Winter – keyboards, saxophone, vocals

Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth) – keyboards, vocals

Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) – bass, guitar, vocals

Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth) – drums, vocals


Guests

Levon Helm (The Band) (one show only) – drums

Dr. John - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in Uncasville)

 


 Eleventh All-Starr Band

 2010–2011

Ringo Starr – drums, vocals

Wally Palmar (The Romantics) – guitar, harmonica, vocals

Rick Derringer (The McCoys, Johnny Winter, the Edgar Winter Group) – guitar, vocals

Edgar Winter – keyboards, saxophone, vocals

Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth) – keyboards, vocals

Richard Page (Mr. Mister) – bass, vocals

Gregg Bissonette – drums, vocals


Guests

Paul McCartney – bass, vocals (one show only, played bass on "Birthday")

Joe Walsh – guitar, vocals

Jeff Lynne – vocals

Jim Keltner – drums

Zak Starkey – drums

Mark Rivera – saxophone, percussion, vocals (at 2011 Latin America Tour only and Radio City)

 


 Twelfth All-Starr Band

 2012–2017

Ringo Starr – drums, keyboards, percussion, vocals

Steve Lukather (Toto) – vocals, guitar

Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey) – organ, keyboards, vocals

Todd Rundgren (Nazz, Utopia and The New Cars) – guitar, harmonica, bass, percussion, keyboards (only shows featuring "Love Is the Answer"), vocals

Richard Page (Mr. Mister) – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals

Gregg Bissonette – drums, percussion, vocals

Mark Rivera – saxophone, percussion, keyboards, guitar, vocals

Warren Ham (Bloodrock , Kansas, and AD) – vocals, saxophone, harmonica, flute, percussion, keyboards


Guests

Joe Walsh (Eagles and James Gang) – guitar, talk box, vocals (played at several shows only)

Nils Lofgren (E Street Band) – Vocal (one show in Las Vegas 2013)

Pat Mastelotto (Mr. Mister) – Drums (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in 2013 in Melbourne)

Christopher Cross – Vocals (one show in Houston)

Chris Fryar (Zac Brown Band) - Drums (one show in Birmingham)

Billy Squier - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in 2014 in New York)

Judy Collins - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in 2014 in New York)

Steven Van Zandt - vocals (on "With A Little Help From My Friends" in 2014 in New York)

 


 Thirteenth All-Starr Band

 2018

Ringo Starr – drums, percussion, piano, vocals

Steve Lukather (Toto) – guitars, vocals

Colin Hay (Men at Work) – guitars, vocals

Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey) – keyboards, vocals

Graham Gouldman (10cc) – bass guitar, vocals

Gregg Bissonette – drums, backing vocals

Warren Ham (Bloodrock , Kansas, and AD) – saxophone, harmonica, flute, percussion, keyboards, vocals



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