The Capital from Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1997 · Page 53
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The Capital from Annapolis, Maryland · Page 53

Annapolis, Maryland
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Friday, May 9, 1997
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IQ- MUSIC Taking stock of Beatles' legacy gives Ringo new perspective Knight-Bidder News LOS ANGELES S o really -- what's.left to ask? After 25 years of interviews, albums, documentaries, books and the eight video hours of "The Beatles Anthology," could there possibly bejjiy secrets, any scraps left? ~ -- -Weflr'inafbe-a-ampler-ftmgp- Starr admitted that George Harrison -gave him uncredited co- writing help on the early '70s hits "Back Off Boogaloo" and "It Don't Come Easy" That, and there are still Beatles projects iq,the vaults coming out, including an expanded "Yellow Submarine" movie, the restored the unreleased "Get Back" and "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" albums. Hey, we didrUt say it was earth- shattering staff. This is about all that's left of tfie most-scrutinized bodies of work on* the planet. Now, in the aftermath of the "Beatles Anthology," Mr. Starr with-bis-All----3 Starr Band as he has for years -but this time with perhaps a different perspective on his music, from his fans and from himself. Like Pete Townshend and Ray Davies before him, Mr. Starr said he found going through the band's history and work therapeutic. Every Day/ :njov u r Uourmd Menu 'otn us on Opening at H:30~ain Reservations Accepted ? Located in Ea-tport Takt Water 1«t from the City Dock FREE Parkin* on Premises Extraordinary Dining with a Casual Flarr 310 TW Street · Annapol.- M D · (410) 263-0884 SPRING HOUSE Restaurant · Country Store · Deli Com join us for Mothers Day "Brunch -2 Dinner 584 \^st Central Ave. Davkfeoiwille, Md 2KB5 ^798-0086 Come TCy Something New! Lunch Sunday Brunch DAILY LUNCH AND DINNER SPECIALS NEWS Bring the Fafntty for a WHERE IN ANNAPOLIS CAN YOU FIND · Scenic Sunsets · Dock Bar · Live Weekend Bands · The Area's Largest Open and Covered Deck · Fresh Fish, Chicken Ribs · Hot Crabs Cold Beer! · Steamed Clams, Crabs, Shrimp Plus Full Menu? on the water's edge at for the three of us, ir "M-. Starr, 56, said from his Los Angeles office. "We went over things that we thought were really big at the time, and they aren't that big at all Those little arguments that form up in your mind. "It just brought back what a great time it was and how close we all were," he said "We tend to forget that We did live in a box, and saved each other's lives" Mr Starr hadn't listened to some of the Beatles albums in years And like most fans, he hadn't heard any of the outtakes and alternate songs from the vaults since the day the Beatles recorded them. "You don't really sit around playing your own records every day So we got into them again," Mr Starr said "It was really exciting. You sort of get a bit blase -- 'Oh, that was "The White Album," this was that.' Actually, -going on 4here It brings home just how really good that band "WHS "With the Beatles, it's interesting because it's like it never stopped," Mr Starr said. "Every year, there's a new generation that just keeps buying those records and are interested in them The final point is that those records still hold up, you know? The work we put in then is still valid today People are still trying to write as good a songs as them and still trying t3 play as good as them and still trying to get as good a sound as we got" The sessions revitalized Mr Starr Not comcidentally, the All- Starr tour has revitalized careers Mark Farner tried out Grand Funk songs .last time around before deciding that maybe he should reform that band Todd Rundgren Nils Lofgren, Clarence demons and others have raised their profile with Starr stints This ^year Jack Bruce, Peter Frampton, Dave Mason Gary Brooker and others make up the first all British lineup '1 don't sit here like some great genius doing all this,' he said The hook for this year is 'The British Invasion is on again' Brvan Adams just called He could have been in on it, but he's Canadian Expect the usual assortment of big hits along with Starr re creating some of his Beatles classics Despite fans' requests, Mr Starr skips Octopus Garden' ...TASTY MENU ...ATTITUDE Same Great Music! One Riverview Avenue Annapolis, MO INN CRAB DECK RESTAURANTS 6 Miles East of Bay Bridge on Rt 50 - Exit 42 - Kent Narrows Fisherman's Inn (410) 827-8807 Crab Deck (41Q\ it and 'Yellow Submarine Usually, I m really excited and can't wait to do the tout By the last gig I never want to tour again " he said Not because of the band, not the music just because of the traveling I always say it's the last time then nine 10 months later, I start thinking, well, what a lot of fun it was Your

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