Ringo Starr 1985

March 1985

Title: Willie & The Poor Boys
Type: Video Special
Filming Location: Fulham Town Hall, London, England
Filming Date: March 11th-12th 1985
Broadcast Date: June 6th 1985
Country Of Broadcast: England
Duration: 01:14 Minutes (Ringo Cameo)
Quality: A
Source: "Willie and The Poor Boys - The Video" Home VHS (June 6 1985); "Willie and The Poor Boys" DVD (Oct 3, 2004); "The Complete Willie and The Poor Boys" DVD (Aug 7, 2015)
Other Sources: "Ringo 1984 - 1985" (FFD Productions)
Notes: In November 1984, Bill Wyman got together a group of well-known British musicians to record an album of old rock `n` roll numbers to help the Ronnie Lane Appeal for ARMS.
The band was called Willie and The Poor Boys and the fantastic line-up included Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Geraint Watkins and Andy Fairweather Low, plus Jimmy Page, Chris Rea, Paul Rodgers and Kenney Jones.
In March 1985, the core members of the band, along with other actors and dancers plus the odd guest stars that included Ringo, went to Fulham Town Hall to make a film of a "Willie and The Poor Boys" rock`n`roll concert.
Ringo played a janitor and appeared without his usual beard & mo. This made for home video special has recently been released on DVD as part of the deluxe issue of "Willie and The Poor Boys" in Aug 2015.

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