“No one will understand the emotion of us landing in America,” Starr told the Daily News. “But it was New York, and all of the music we loved came from there. It was just far out.

"Because we landed there, everyone in New York thinks we belong to them,” he said with a laugh. “They do, and you feel that. They think, ‘Oh, he’s back home.’” [NY Daily News]

NYC was treated to a Beatle on a rooftop when Ringo Starr stopped by on Sunday night (8/18) for a show at the Rooftop at Pier 17 with His All Starr Band. (This was not his first rooftop.) The show got off to a late start due to rain, but then Ringo and the band -- which currently includes Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart and Warren Ham -- powered through a set that included Ringo's classic "It Don't Come Easy," a handful of Beatles songs ("Don't Pass Me By," "Yellow Submarine," "Act Naturally," "With A Little Help From My Friends," and more), songs by the other band members' bands, and other covers. At 79 years young, Ringo's voice hasn't aged one bit. Pictures of the show are in the gallery above. Setlist and some videos below.

Ringo has more upcoming US shows this summer too. The tour hits Champaign, IL tonight (8/20) and wraps up in LA on 9/1. All dates and tickets here.

Ringo Starr at Pier 17 - 8/18/19 Setlist (via)
Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr song)
What Goes On (The Beatles cover)
Evil Ways (Willie Bobo cover)
Rosanna (Toto cover)
Pick Up the Pieces (Average White Band cover)
Down Under (Men at Work cover)
Boys (The Shirelles cover)
Don't Pass Me By (The Beatles cover)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles cover)
Cut the Cake (Average White Band cover)
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
You're Sixteen (Johnny Burnette cover)
Anthem (Ringo Starr song)
Overkill (Men at Work cover)
Africa (Toto cover)
Work to Do (The Isley Brothers cover)
Oye como va (Tito Puente cover)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles cover)
Who Can It Be Now? (Men at Work cover)
Hold the Line (Toto cover)
Photograph (Ringo Starr song)
Act Naturally (Buck Owens cover)
With a Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles cover) (with 'Give Peace a Chance' by Plastic Ono Band chorus at the end)


photos by Greg Cristman

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