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Ringo returns in triumph to Liverpool on 18th June 2011
After many years, Ringo Starr returned to perform in Liverpool on Saturday night, and took the Empire Theatre by storm. This was my first outing to see him with his All Starr Band, and they never let anyone down.
Ringo chose some big names to accompany him -
Ringo was on excellent form, and I have to say that I think he sounds better now than he did on the Beatles’ records! Having annoyed many Liverpudlians with his mistimed quote on BBC TV that he didn’t miss anything about Liverpool, he took this opportunity to say several times that he loves Liverpool: though his memory of Liverpool was summed up in “The Other Side of Liverpool”, which had his memories of a cold and damp place, where he had to go to Steble Street to take a bath (the public washhouse in The Dingle).
It was a great return, and a great night all round: singing Yellow Submarine with thousands of scousers was great fun, and he obviously enjoyed it too.
How long before he returns? Hopefully not too long!