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Friday, 19 June 2015

JOEY MOLLAND: Hippiefest 2015 to feature ex-Ringo All-Starr, Apple Record label artist

Joey Molland will be among the performers on Hippiefest 2015.
Joey Molland will be among the performers on Hippiefest 2015.
Steve Marinucci

One former member of the Apple Records roster and recent member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band will be among the participants in this summer's Hippiefesttour, Albright Entertainment Group, which presents the tour, announced June 1. Headlining the tour's 10th anniversary is guitarist Rick Derringer, leader of the McCoys and one-time member of both Edgar Winter's White Trash and Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. Derringer toured with Ringo from 2010 to 2011 with Winter and Gary Wright.

Also on the bill is Badfinger featuring Joey Molland. Molland played with them in many incarnations throughout the '70s and '80s and leads the band today. On March 31, a song Joey wrote years ago titled "Sweet Tuesday Morning" was released on iTunes to benefit WhyHunger. The song features vocals by Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs and Savannah and Joey on guitar and harmony vocals.

Also on the tour are the Family Stone and Mitch Ryder. Family Stone features original founding members Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson and Greg Errico who will be performing the music of Sly & The Family Stone including "I Wanna Take You Higher," "Everyday People" and "Hot Fun in the Summertime." The group recently added Phunne Stone, daughter of Sly Stone and Cynthia Robinson, as their female vocalist. Mitch Ryder with the The Detroit Wheels scored a Top 10 Billboard hit with “Jenny Take a Ride” in 1965. In 1966, "Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly," their biggest hit, peaked No. 4. A year later, he had another Top Ten song, "Sock It To Me-Baby!," which climbed to No. 6.

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