Relive Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band’s 2001 Performance of “Logical Song”
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To this day, Ringo Starr has taken his All-Starr Band, in which “everyone on stage is a star in their own right,” on the road fourteen times. The band’s roster changes based on the current endeavors of the individual musicians and has been a constant on the road for the past two decades, much like Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Ringo will play some solo and Beatles songs in an All-Starr Band event, and then each member will have a turn playing a solo classic.
In the video below, watch Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson perform a Supertramp hit, “The Logical Song” back in 2001.
Roger Hodgson penned the bulk of “The Logical Song,” drawing inspiration from his own experience of being sent away to boarding school for ten years for its lyrics. Hodgson had worked on the song during soundchecks and finished the words and arrangement six months before he proposed it to the band for the album, making it a deeply personal piece for him. “‘The Logical Song’ was born from my questions about what really matters in life,” Hodgson said. In “‘The Logical Song,” the burning question that came down to its rawest place was ‘please tell me who I am,’ and that’s basically what the song is about. I think this eternal question continues to hit such a deep chord in people around the world and why it stays so meaningful.” Moreover, the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters presented Hodgson with the Ivor Novello Award in 1980 for the song which they deemed to be the greatest song in terms of both music and lyrics.
Check the performance below.