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The “weird” Ringo Starr song The Beatles rejected

The “weird” Ringo Starr song The Beatles rejected

The “weird” Ringo Starr song The Beatles rejected
April 03
10:39 2022

It was a tradition throughout The Beatles’ time together that Ringo Starr, the group’s drummer, always got his chance to sing one track on each album, and it allowed them to throw caution to the wind. Although, on one occasion, they concluded the creation was too “weird” to see the light of the day.

This unwritten rule wasn’t out of pity for Ringo to make him feel more included, and intriguingly, it was a clever marketing ploy. During the initial wave of Beatlemania, Starr was the unlikely poster boy, and hysteria followed him wherever he went. Therefore, the thinking behind letting him have a song on each album was to take advantage of his rabid fanbase by letting him have his moment in the limelight.

Conspicuously, on Help! there was an absence of Starr on vocals, but that was never their plan. Ringo Starr was always most comfortable behind the drum kit, and songwriting was never his forte. In fact, he only wrote two songs for the group during their entire time together.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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