Ringo Starr – Playing For Change

We must have been living under a rock because we totally missed this one when it first came out in September last year.

It’s Ringo Starr guesting on a terrific Playing For Change 50th anniversary version of The Band’s classic, ‘The Weight’:

It really works, don’t you think? Composer Robbie Robertson and Playing For Change producer Mark Johnson talk about the making of the track here and, like Robbie says, “It gives it a very special soul to me, seeing music come together like that.”:

Playing For Change have also recorded and filmed (in 2011) a version of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’:

Playing for Change grew from a dream to make the world a little brighter, and now supports musicians all over the world. For $5 a month you can become a member and enjoy the entire PFC music catalogue (with exclusive content), receive a 25% discount in their shop, and know that 20% of your membership is donated directly to the Playing for Change Foundation. Just click on the Become A Member button on the site.

2 thoughts on “Ringo Starr – Playing For Change

  1. A fabulous concept (& performance). To be sure, I’ll check out the organization but I have to wonder about ” 20% of your membership is donated directly to the Playing for Change Foundation.” Only 20%? Where’s the rest of the money going?

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  2. I didn’t know about all of these until a couple of months ago. I was going to post The Weight and found these…it is a great idea.

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