Ringo Starr to Perform at UT Tyler



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Ringo Starr, former drummer for legendary group the Beatles, comes to the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on February 14.

Sponsored by the Owen family, Richey family and Anderson Vukelja family, the musical icon takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office by calling 903.566.7424 or online at CowanCenter.org. Box office hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Hosting the first-ever appearance of a Beatle in Tyler, Texas, is an honor we share with all of East Texas. Our generous sponsors have enabled us to reach out beyond our wildest dreams and bring Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. We hope everyone will join us for a ‘Peace and Love’ welcome to Ringo and the band,” Cowan Center Executive Director Susan Thomae-Morphew said.

“Having it on a Saturday and on Valentine’s Day is a bonus to reach across the region and remember all we need is love,” she added. “We’ll be giving out peace and love window decals and hope everyone joins the campaign to welcome the ‘British Invasion’ 50 years later.”

“The huge talent in his All Starr Band brings more memories to life from the many bands represented on stage in this rock concert,” she added.

All Starr Band members and the bands/artists with which they’re associated include Steve Lukather, ToTo; Richard Page, Mr. Mister; Gregg Rolie, Journey and Santana, Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, Warren Ham, Cher and Kansas; Gregg Bissonette, David Lee Roth Band and James Taylor.

Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940, in Liverpool, England, Ringo Starr, known for his easy-going personality, rose to fame in the early 1960s as a member of the legendary rock group the Beatles.

Known for his role as drummer, Starr also sang and wrote songs for the group, singing “With a Little Help from My Friends” and writing “Octopus’s Garden.”

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