Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Bridges were on hand to stage a “Bed In” yesterday (September 13th) outside Manhattan’s City Hall, according to The Daily Mail. The press event was in celebration of the return to New York City of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus) presented by Other World Computing (OWC), the premier non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile production facility that provides hands-on creative experiences to students of all ages. The Lennon Bus was visiting the city for the launch of the fifth annual Come Together NYC residency.
Ringo, Yoko, and Bridges were joined in by Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, with Ringo joking, “It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko.” Ringo and his All Starr Band also performed last night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Ringo Starr told us that he prefers to keep his mind space in a much simpler and positive time: [“A lot of my head is still in the ‘60s. I thought it was a beautiful time to live. And we were making great music, and y’know, the whole atmosphere was love and peace — and peace and love, brothers. Peace and love.”] SOUNDCUE (:10 OC: . . . peace and love)
IN OTHER BEATLES NEWS
Paul McCartney‘s July 23rd invite-only concert at London’s historic Abbey Road Studio Number Two, hits Spotify today (September 14th) as a new concert film. According to insiders, the performance, titled Under The Staircase — a reference to the long trek down to the studio floor from the control room — features an audio mix by Giles Martin — the son of the Beatles’ legendary late-producer, George Martin.
In the 2012 documentary Produced By George Martin, Paul McCartney and George Martin poked fun at EMI’s lame attempt to make the group’s Abbey Road Studio more psychedelic: [“(George Martin): I remember all of you saying, ‘This is a sterile place, it’s just white walls and bloody awful. Try to do something to liven it up.’ And so they put in three fluorescent stands (laughs) red, blue and white. (Paul McCartney): No, it’s red and green. (George Martin): Was it green? (Paul McCartney) I know, ’cause I’ve got them! They’re in my studio! (George Martin): (Laughs) Right! (Paul McCartney): Fluorescent bulbs. (George Martin): That was to give you inspiration. (Paul McCartney): And boy, did they! (George Martin): (Laughs).”] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . boy did they (laughs))
Paul McCartney’s setlist – Abbey Road Studio Number Two – July 23rd, 2018:
“A Hard Day’s Night”
“One After 909”
“Drive My Car”
“Come On To Me”
“I’ve Got A Feeling”
“I’ve Just Seen A Face”
“Love Me Do”
“We Can Work It Out”
“Got To Get You Into My Life”
“I Wanna Be Your Man”
“Back In The U.S.S.R.”
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”