Ringo and… Vandaveer?
Believe it. Among the many star guests featured on Ringo Starr’s upcoming “Give More Love” album will be the Lexington/Louisville folk/pop troupe Vandaveer. Mark Charles Heidinger (on vocals, guitar and bass), Rose Guerin (vocals), J. Tom Hnatow (resonator and electric guitars) and Robby Cosenza (drums) are featured on two of the album’s four bonus tracks, which are remakes of two Starr classics: the 1973 solo career-defining hit “Photograph” and 1968’s “Don’t Pass Me By,” originally cut for The Beatles’ self-titled 1968 album (“The White Album”). Lexington studio pro Duane Lundy produced and engineered both songs.
Vandaveer performed the same tunes at Starr’s annual Peace and Love event last year in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood.
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Details of the recording were announced Friday, Starr’s 77th birthday.
“Exactly one year ago, Rosie, Tom, Robby and I jetted out to LA to help Ringo celebrate his birthday,” Heidinger posted on Facebook Friday afternoon. “And today, this was just announced. Still can’t quite compute.”
“Give More Love” will be released in CD and digital formats on Sept. 15. A vinyl edition will follow on Sept. 22.