Joan Baez surprises Ringo

L’Olympia in Paris. Photo: Texi Kristiansen

Folk singer Joan Baez unexpectedly showed up on stage during Ringo Starr’s opening concert for his European tour, at the Olympia in Paris yesterday. Her appearance seemed to be a surprise for Ringo as well, and when Baez gave the singing drummer a hug, he forgot to sing his lines.

Currently out on her own “Fare Thee Well tour”, Joan Baez is currently playing a string of concerts at the Olympia, from June 4 to June 17, but last night was her day off.

At a press conference earlier in the day, Sir Ringo announced that a brand new book from him will be out soon, entitled, “Another Day In The Life“.

The third in Ringo’s series of books, following the sell-out success of “Postcards From The Boys” (2003) and “Photograph” (2013), will present a previously unpublished collection of his photographs, captioned with his own thoughts and anecdotes, in addition to contributions from Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and a host of other friends.

There’s a new book coming from Ringo.

Fans can also expect the book to include quirky observational images and behind the scenes photos taken during events such as Ringo’s acceptance of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and his return to New York’s Plaza Hotel, 50 years after The Beatles first visited the US.

Ringo said: “I love taking photos of random things, and seeing how they all fit together. Whether it is at home or on the road, certain things catch my eye – and when I see something that interests me, that’s the emotion of it, and I want to capture it. I am a photographer as well as a musician.  I love working with Genesis and had so much fun putting this collection of images together, both taken by me + a few collected along the way. I hope you enjoy it too.”

The book is due out via Genesis Publications when Ringo starts his tour of North America, later in the year.

Compared to the concert in Atlantic City we reported from recently, Ringo and his All Starr Band had dropped three of the songs when playing in Paris.

Set list L’Olympia – Paris:

  1. Matchbox – Ringo Starr
  2. It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr
  3. Dreadlock Holiday – Graham Gouldman. 10CC
  4. Evil ways – Gregg Rollie. Santana
  5. Rosanna – Steve Lukather. Toto
  6. Down Under – Colin Hay. Men at Work
  7. Boys – Ringo Starr
  8. Don’t Pass Me By – Ringo Starr
  9. Yellow Submarine – Ringo Starr
  10. I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman. 10CC
  11. Black Magic Woman – Gregg Rollie. Santana
  12. You’re 16 – Ringo Starr
  13. Anthem – Ringo Starr
  14. Who Can It Be Now – Colin Hay. Men at Work
  15. The Things We Do For Love – Graham Gouldman. 10CC
  16. Oye Como Va – Gregg Rollie. Santana
  17. I Wanna Be Your Man – Ringo Starr
  18. Hold the Line – Steve Lukather. Toto
  19. Photograph – Ringo Starr
  20. Act Naturally – Ringo Starr
  21. With a Little Help From My Friends – Ringo Starr
  22. Give Peace a Chance – Ringo Starr

Spilt på den første konserten i Atlantic City, men droppet i Paris:

What Goes On – Ringo Starr

Africa – Steve Lukather. Toto

Overkill – Colin Hay. Men at Work

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