- RINGO STARR: RINGO : 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: Ringo’s finest album- with a little help of his friends- fellows named John, Paul and George. The ex- Beatles didn’t all appear together on any song but three of them did. John, Paul and George all wrote songs for Ringo on this. The album opens with the John Lennon written “I’m The Greatest”, George Harrison contributed the fabulous “Photograph” which still stands as Ringo’s finest moment as a solo artist[along with It Don’t Come Easy} The album had three hit singles- “You’re Sixteen” and “Photograph” both went to #1 and “Oh My My”#5, pretty impressive. The album reached #2 on the American Top 200 album chart. In the first few years after The Beatles I think Ringo’s singles were as good as any of the ex- Beatles.
- CHRISTOPHER CROSS: CHRISTOPHER CROSS: 1979: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: The debut album and peak of Christopher Cross’s career, it sold over 5 million copies and 4 hit singles came out of it. He won 5 Grammy Awards- best album, best new artist, song and record of the year for “Sailing.” “Sailing” reached #1, “Ride Like The Wind” #2, “Never Be The Same” #15 and “Say You’ll Be Mine” #20. Fine crafted soft pop. Cross to me seemed an unlikely star and after another hit album and a handful of more hits then went back to obscurity. Good album but nothing earth shaking.