Enjoy 2 great tickets to see Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band perform live at the Pala Casino in Pala, California on March 14, 2015. You will also have the opportunity to meet Ringo Starr backstage before the show!
“Ultimately what’s most impressive about Ringo Starr isn’t what he’s been, but rather who he is,” wrote Rolling Stone rock critic David Wild. “The man’s great heart and soul, his wit and wisdom.” Indeed, his music has always emanated from his warmth, humor, and exceptional skill, manifesting in the songs we know and love: “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Don’t Pass Me By,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine),” “Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go,” “The No No Song,” and “Never Without You,” to name a few. Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the1960s, Ringo has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful, dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, collaborator, and actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n’ roll, he continues to play an important recording, touring, and unofficial mentoring role in modern music.
In June 2013, The GRAMMY Museum opened “Ringo: Peace & Love,” a record-breaking undertaking that hosted more than 90,000 visitors and is the first major exhibit to focus on a drummer. It will remain open through March 2014. Ringo was awarded the prestigious French Medal of Honor, being appointed Commander of Arts & Letters in recognition of his musical and artistic contributions, in September. Photograph, a limited edition collection of never-before-seen material, including Ringo’s photos and exclusive images from his own personal archives, was published that December. It features over 300 photos and 15,000 words of text.
On January 20, 2014, Ringo’s musical and personal legacy was celebrated as he was awarded a “Lifetime of Peace & Love Award” by the David Lynch Foundation at this tribute performance event. One week later, CBS taped a Beatles tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first U.S. visit and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In between, Ringo performed on the GRAMMY Awards, as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to The Beatles. In February 2014, Simon &Shuster will publish Octopus’s Garden, a children’s book based on his lyrics.
Ringo’s candor, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music. As he sang on the autobiographical Liverpool 8, “I always followed my heart and I never missed a beat.” Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthused live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as ‘Ringo.’
Donated By: Ringo Starr
Winning Bid: $3500