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New AXS TV concert special featuring Ringo Starr's All Starr Band to premiere later this month

Credit: Scott RitchieFans of Ringo Starr will have the chance to enjoy some peace, love and rock 'n' roll on Sunday, March 26, when a new AXS TV special documenting a June 26 concert by the former Beatles drummer's All Starr Band will premiere. The show, which was filmed at the Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will air that night at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The concert featured a hit-packed performance by the current All Starr Band lineup, which includes Todd Rundgren, founding Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister frontman and bassist Richard Page, saxophonist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette.

Among the many songs played at the show were such Beatles classics as "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help from My Friends," the Starr solo hits "Photograph" and "You're Sixteen," Rundgren's "Bang the Drum All Day" and "I Saw the Light," Santana's "Evil Ways" and "Black Magic Woman," Toto's "Africa" and "Rosanna," and Mr. Mister's "Kyrie" and "Broken Wings."

In other news, Ringo has posted a video on his official YouTube channel of him hanging out recently will longtime Beatles friend Klaus Voormann, who first met Starr when he was playing with his pre-Fab Four group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes in Hamburg, Germany. In the clip, Ringo recalls that Klaus and his then-girlfriend, photographer Astrid Kirchherr, loved the song "Alley Oop," which Rory and the Hurricanes used to cover, "because you can sing it in any language." Voormann, who famously designed The Beatles' Revolver album cover, says in the video that he was always impressed by what a great drummer Starr was.

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