Orange County Register Review from The Greek Theater in LA

Here’s a review in the Orange County Register, from the Los Angeles show at the Greek Theater, with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. The show featured guest All Starr alumni and other friends such as Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne, Jim Keltner, Mickey Dolenz and more. Here’s an excerpt: Rolie worked the organ throughout and handled vocal duties on songs from his Santana days: “Evil Ways, “Black Magic Woman” (which Rolie reminded the crowd was first a Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac song) and a terrific “Everybody’s Everything.”

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Review from Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Ringo Starr Tour

An excerpt from the review on the site: “For the first time ever on the tour Gregg Rolie was an All-Star, and well-deserved. The first of many thunderous ovations for the evening came after Rolie’s spectacular performance of the Santana classic, “Evil Ways.” (#9 Billboard Hit in 1969) Gregg Rolie has been overshadowed through the years by virtuoso guitarist Carlos Santana, but it was Gregg Rolie’s majestic vocals and magnificent keyboards that solidified the masterpiece of Santana. Rolie was the voice on almost every classic Santana hit. Rolie was also the founder and original vocalist for the band Journey.

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