Category: ringo starr

The Beatles on set of a “A Hard Day&rs…

The Beatles on set of a “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)  

twixnmix: Rolling Stone magazine covers from…

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Rolling Stone magazine covers from 1969

Born on this day: July 7, 1940 – Legendary Bea…

Born on this day: July 7, 1940 – Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, UK). Happy 79th Birthday, Ringo!!

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twixnmix: The Beatles filming “Help!” in the B…

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The Beatles filming “Help!” in the Bahamas, 1965.

Though the Caribbean scenes come at the end of the film, they were the first to be shot. They arrived on February 23rd for the 14-day Caribbean shoot. Much of the film’s beach scenes were shot on Cabbage Beach, on the northern side of Paradise Island.

The Beatles during the filming of Help! (196…

The Beatles during the filming of Help! (1965)

On this day in music history: April 27, 1981 -…

On this day in music history: April 27, 1981 – Drummer Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach at the Marylebone Registars Office in London. The two meet each other during the filming of the comedy “Caveman” in Mexico the year before. Starr’s former Beatle band mates Paul McCartney and George Harrison and close friend Harry Nilsson attend the ceremony with their families. Happy 38th Anniversary Ringo and Barbara!!

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The Beatles on the set of Help! (1965)

The Beatles on the set of Help! (1965)

On this day in music history: April 16, 1971 -…

On this day in music history: April 16, 1971 – “It Don’t Come Easy” by Ringo Starr is released (UK release date is on April 9, 1971). Written by Richard Starkey, it is the second solo single by the former Beatle drummer. Less than three weeks prior to the official announcement that The Beatles are breaking up, Ringo Starr issues his first solo release, the pop standards album “Sentimental Journey”. Before sessions wrap on that album, Ringo writes “It Don’t Come Easy” (originally titled “You Gotta Pay Your Dues”) with assistance from his band mate George Harrison, though does not take a co-writing credit. The first recording of the track with George Martin producing takes place in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios on February 18, 1970, with Ringo on drums, Harrison on acoustic and electric guitars, Klaus Voorman on bass and Stephen Stills (who happens to be present at the session) on piano. The band run through twenty takes of “Easy”, before another ten with take thirty being considered the best. The first version is shelved when Ringo feels that it can be improved upon and to this day remains unreleased. On March 8, 1970, they record a re-make of “It Don’t Come Easy” at Trident Studios in London, this time with George Harrison handling the production duties. The second recording session features the same musicians, plus Ron Cattermole (saxophone, trumpet) and long time Beatles roadie Mal Evans playing tambourine. The basic track is cut, with further overdubs recorded the following day. After this, the song is still unfinished, and the recording does not resume again until final overdubs and mixing are completed in October of 1970. During the final sessions for “Easy”, the B-side “Early 1970” is recorded. Also written by Starr, the song is the drummer’s account of The Beatles after they split, expressing his hope that he’ll see his mates and play music with them again. With Ringo’s second album, the country and western flavored “Beaucoups Of Blues” being released in late September of 1970, the two songs are held back for release until after the new year. Issued as a stand alone single in April of 1971, “It Don’t Come Easy” is an instant smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #49 on May 1, 1971, it streaks into the top five just five weeks later, peaking at #4. It becomes Ringo’s first million selling single, and one of his most popular and beloved songs. “It Don’t Come Easy” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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twixnmix: The Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Y…

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The Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi photographed by Henry Grossman in Bangor, Wales in 1967.

twixnmix: The Beatles photographed by John L…

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The Beatles photographed by John Launois for The Saturday Evening Post, June 1964.