Monday, February 23, 2009
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Ringo Starr
Of course everyone knows that Ringo Starr was drummer for The Beatles. All of the Beatles have had some success as solo artists. To his credit, Starr is aware of his limitations and doesn't try to overreach so his music is unpretentious. He had a lot of success in the early 70s with songs like It Don't Come Easy and Back Off Boogaloo. But by the 80s he was having trouble getting distribution for his records. But he continued to tour with his All Starr Band. He returned to recording with the 1992 album Time Takes Time and then signed with Mercury Records in 1997. VH1 Storytellers is a tie in with the TV series where the artist tells stories about the songs and then performs them. La De Da is actually from Starr's 1997 album Vertical Man. No doubt Mercury insisted that some current material be included. Starr wrote the song with producer Mark Hudson. He's one of The Hudson Brothers and has produced Aerosmith. There's even a video for the song. Starr is a nostalgia act and La De Da will remind you of his other music. Starr's latest CD Liverpool 8 was released by Capitol in Jan. 2008. He split with Hudson and Dave Stewart finished the album. He's currently touring with his latest All Starr Band. Here's the video for La De Da by Ringo Starr.