Pitbull was on Good Morning America this morning, and his new song Messin’ Around has riffs from REO Speedwagon’s Take It On The Run. Not one of my fave REO songs, nevertheless it is so cool that kids today are exposed to some of the great bands of the 70’s!
There is a new concert venue here in Syracuse, the Lakeview Amphitheater. The first concert was last September, then it was a bit quiet over there, but now the concert season is upon with a vengeance. Tonight’s concert Ringo Starr and His All Star Band has inspired me to put a list together of songs I love by bands (and people) that are playing there this summer. If you live in the CNY area, you can look forward to other concerts including Dave Matthews, Journey and Doobie Brothers, and Tesla, REO Speedwagon, and Def Leppard, among others.
Photograph by Ringo Starr
Here is Ringo with a different sort of all star band in 2009.