On 12 August 1998 the Ringo Starr All-Starr Band played in Stuttgart, Germany. It was an open-air concert in a small stadium, and about 3,000 spectators were there. The band was
Gary Brooker, piano
Peter Frampton, guitar
Jack Bruce, Bass
Simon Kirke, drums,
Mark Rivera, Sax, Percussion, Organ on AWSoP
and of course Ringo Starr, drums
It was a great oldie-concert. All members played their greatest hits of their former bands. Jack Bruce was the centre of the concert: his place was in the middle of the stage, he played bass and performed the Cream hits Sunshine of Your Love, I Feel Free and White Room.
Gary’s place was on the right side of the stage: he had a hat on and performed Whisky Train, Conquistador and A Whiter Shade of Pale.
Ringo played the drums (beside the great drummer Simon Kirke, who sang All Right Now) on his white “Ludwig”. Before the beginning of the concert, Ringo’s drum set was covered with a white banner. I used to play the drums (when I was younger), and my dream always was to possess a “Ludwig”, but it never came true. So I was happy to see the drummer of the “Fab Four” side-by-side with Gary Brooker.
After the concert I tried to meet Gary backstage, but the security didn’t let me go in. But I had a little interview on German TV after the show.
According to Good Times, for two years the versatile Jack Bruce toured Europe and the States with Ringo' All-Starr band!
Ringo himself sits at his star-struck kit
Gary sings at an unfamiliar Korg piano
Jack Bruce on bass, Peter Frampton on guitar
Gary out in front of the band
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