The Beatles surviving members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have reunited to cover a John Lennon song which incorporates one of George Harrison’s compositions.
Ringo Starr Announces 20th Studio Album ‘What’s My Name’
The former Beatles drummer will release ‘What’s My Name’ on October 25 via UMC. Recorded at his home studio Roccabella West, the LP will feature an array of guests, including Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench, Steve Lukather, Nathan East, Colin Hay, Richard Page, Warren Ham, Windy Wagner, Kari Kimmel and more.
The title track is a rousing rock song written by Colin Hay, a member of the All Starr Band, featuring a classic Western-America style guitar melody and self-indulgent cries of “Ringo!” Starr commented:
Ringo revealed: ”Jack asked if I ever heard The Bermuda Tapes, John’s demos from that time…And I had never heard all this. The idea that John was talking about me in that time before he died, well, I’m an emotional person. And I just loved this song.
”I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best.
”The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes. Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it.
”It’s not a publicity stunt. This is just what I wanted. And the strings that Jack arranged for this track, if you really listen, they do one line from ‘Here Comes The Sun’ [written by George Harrison]. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”
Ringo Starr walked out on stage and I absolutely lost my mind pic.twitter.com/nP4Qq0WkRu
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