Ringo: Peace Love and Great Producers (er)

Ringo: Peace & Love


The GRAMMY Museum, in cooperation with Ringo Starr, debuted a major new exhibition, Ringo: Peace & Love on June 12, 2013. This one-of-a-kind, limited-run exhibit offers visitors an unprecedented in-depth look at all aspects of Starr’s musical and creative life – as a musician, artist, actor, and as the man the world knows and loves simply as ‘Ringo.’ It also aims to propel Starr’s universal message of peace and love.

Greiner and Kilmer Drum Company Launched

Ringo: Peace & Love is both the first major exhibit ever dedicated to a drummer and the first to explore the extraordinary career of the 7-time GRAMMY Award® winner. The scope of exhibit spans Ringo’s early life growing up in Liverpool, from Raving Texans turned Rory Storm, from The Beatles, to becoming a solo artist and then to the All Starrs with whom he is on tour now – this unique collection brings together diverse artifacts, rare and never before seen photographs, documents, personal letters and footage.

Ringo: Peace & Love is located on the second floor and includes:

  • The drum kit Ringo played on Let It Be, Abbey Road, and The White Album
  • The drum kit he played on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • Ringo’s Sgt Pepper Suit
  • The red jacket worn during the filming of The Beatles’ rooftop concert
  • Personal letters, photographs and documents from the Starkey family and Ringo’s days with The Beatles

It’s also an interactive exhibit, where visitors can take a drum lesson with Ringo.

Ringo: Peace & Love is on display until March 30, 2014 in The GRAMMY Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery.

Book a Group Tour

Group tours of The Museum can be arranged. Please contact our Group Sales Department at 213.765.6800 (ext. 3) or submit your group tour request online.

The music business is really no different than any other business.  You have a product (the singer / band), a salesman (the manager), advertising (publicity person), a manufacturer (record label and producer), shipping (booking agent), promotion / marketing (record and concert promoters) and legal department (entertainment attorney).  The key to success in any business is to coordinate all the above ingredients into a package that sells the product to the public through ticket, recording and concession sales.

The 11th annual Woodstick Big Beat 2013 will be take place on Sunday, November 24, at the Emerald Queen Showroom in Tacoma. The new, larger venue will allow us to present the best production possible with their state of the art stage, lights, PA and video projection. Participation in the event is open to drummers of all ages and ability. No alcohol will be served on the premises. Read more: http://www.drummercafe.com

Great producers

Jimmy Bralower (Madonna, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett), Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn), Jim Ebert (Meredith Brooks, Toni Braxton, Butch Walker), Mike Chapman (Blondie, the Knack, the Sweet), Dave Bianco (AC/DC, Tom Petty, Kiss), and Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Foreigner).

Jimmy Bralower: Web Exclusive


Kevin Kearns

December 17, 2010Posted in: Drummers, Feature Stories

by Billy Amendola

“Jimmy Bralower pioneered the trail of what we programmers were to become—co-creators connecting the artist with technology, while retaining the musicality and expressiveness with what the future tools of creativity offered to us. Those who worked with us as a programming team called us Killer B’s. As musicians we used our skills and experience as players to collaborate with the artists in a very interactive way—offering the flexibility of live musicians that artists were used to working with, while using programming as a tool to expand their creativity and offer a kind of flexibility that had not been known before.”—keyboardist, producer, & programmer Jeff Bova

Jimmy Bralower Modern Drummer Web ExclusivePhoto by Rob Mazzella

Jimmy Bralower was born to make records. The drummer started playing at a very young age, and by the time he was in his early teens, his first band, the Young Ones, had signed a deal with a major label. In the ensuing years Bralower worked his way from clubs and concert halls to becoming a first-call studio drummer. In 1980 he created a new way to present drums on record, diving into the brand-new electronic technology and mixing it with acoustic kit work.

Although he didn’t invent the machines, Bralower most certainly led the way in developing the way they were used. In a short period of time—and at just the right time—he skyrocketed to become a master of his game by programming and playing on records that have since sold in excess of 250 million copies. All through the ’80s and ’90s, if a record was made—especially at the famed Power Station in New York City—there’s a very good chance Jimmy was on it.

In September of 2000, Bralower combined his skills for talent development and record making and became VP of A&R for Atlantic Records. These days Jimmy is still active, playing, writing, and producing from his state-of-the-art home studio in Long Island, New York, where an astounding collection of multiplatinum records hang on the walls. Among the artists he has worked with over the years: Kurtis Blow, Hall & Oates, Madonna, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, Nile Rodgers, the Bee Gees, and Britney Spears—and that’s just barely scratching the surface.

Among Bralower’s recent projects are the Soul Survivors’ Heart Full Of Soul CD (featuring original members Charlie and Richie Ingui), which Jimmy played on and coproduced (with Johnny Gale) for his own label, 45 Records. Currently he’s producing soul singer Ryan Shaw’s next record, a follow-up to their previous collaboration, This Is Ryan Shaw, which earned them a Grammy nomination. Shaw’s song “In Between,” which Jimmy cowrote, produced, and mixed at his studio, is nominated this year for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Read more: http://www.moderndrummer.com/


German power metallers LANFEAR will enter the studio on January 17,  2014 to begin recording their seventh album.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/lanfear-to-enter-studio-in-january/#g1gcF1K0MM6Ds9WB.99


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