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Sunday, July 27 2008

Part One: The Icons

With DETOURS, the PopMatters staff is celebrating the strange, bizarre, lovely, and funny albums that have emerged from an artist’s desire to try something different. Some of these detours have lead to modern-day classics. Some have lead to laugh-inducing commercial disasters. And others... others are just plain weird.


Sunday, October 16 2011

Old Country Comfort: How the British Might Save American Music (Again)

The British saved rock 'n' roll, reignited the blues, and may just make country music more American.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Ringo Starr: Postcards From Paradise

Ringo sings praises to the past with obvious nods to nostalgia.

Thursday, February 16 2012

Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012 / Roberta Flack: Let It Be: Roberta Flack Sings the Beatles

This album has two really good Ringo tracks and two other decent ones -- that’s twice as much as one used to get on Beatles’ albums.

Sunday, October 18 2009

Ringo Starr and the Roundheads: Live

Ringo Starr knows how to give his audience what they want, even when he's not giving them everything. This 2005 performance is a perfect example of showmanship, even if it's all too brief.

Thursday, January 24 2008

Ringo Starr: Liverpool 8

Liverpool 8 is the work of an artist completely at ease with himself.

Thursday, August 30 2007

Ringo Starr: Photograph

As McCartney wrote "Silly Love Songs", Ringo was actually writing silly love songs. And you know what? There's nothing wrong with that.


Tuesday, July 8 2014

Ringo Starr: The Most Animated Beatle

Let’s celebrate Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday with cartoons.

Thursday, July 12 2012

Celebrating Ringo Starr’s 72nd Birthday with Seven Underrated Songs

With over a dozen albums to his credit, Ringo Starr has many underrated songs. Let’s focus on seven of them.

Thursday, July 7 2011

Ringo Starr’s 71st Birthday: A Life In Videos

Let’s take a look at some of the career highlights of one of the most well known drummers in music history.

Wednesday, July 7 2010

Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Ringo Starr Focuses on the Next Move

A day before Ringo Starr’s new solo album, “Postcards From Paradise,” was slated for release, the former Beatle was at the hub of a frenzy of activity. He bounded from one room to the next in his top-floor suite at a West Hollywood hotel, hustling through a string of interviews.

Monday, July 9 2012

Ringo Starr still wants to give peace a chance

ATLANTA — Ringo Starr’s hands must be cramping by now. No, not because of the drumming. The former Beatle, who’s bringing his All Starr

Wednesday, January 27 2010

Ringo Starr relishes new challenges, but he's forever a Beatle

LOS ANGELES — The 69-year-old visitor to the downtown Grammy Museum strolled with fascination through its new exhibit of Alfred Wertheimer's celebrated 1956 photos of Elvis Presley

Monday, June 30 2008

If radio won't push Ringo's new album, he and his All-Starrs will

These days, even Beatles get the blues. Despite good reviews and a decent publicity push, Ringo Starr's latest album, "Liverpool 8" (Capitol), sold only 7,000 copies in

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