John arranged this for Ringo. Another great John cover. Just love this.

Wiki: In 1974, Ringo Starr covered this song (b/w “Call Me”) for his album Goodnight Vienna at the suggestion of John Lennon. This version was released as a single on 11 November in the US,[nb 1][6] and it became a number six hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the easy listening chart in early 1975.[7] It was released in UK on 15 November.[nb 2][8] Lennon plays acoustic guitar on the track, and recorded a guide vocal which was kept by producer Richard Perry. Ringo did the spoken recitation on the repeat of the first half of the song. Ringo’s version was in a 2/44 compared to the Platters version of the song.6 Harry Nilsson sings harmony vocals and appears with Starr in the amusing music video filmed on top of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. Lennon’s vocal version appears on his Anthology box set, in 1998.

5th Beatle Jimmie Nichol to have biopic film made | Daily Mail Online

Gringo Starr: How the Beatle who stood in for Ringo – and enjoyed 12 riotous days of hedonism – on their first world tour is now a recluse and thought to be living in MEXICO

  • Jimmie Nichol earned £500 for 12 days’ work in 1964 while with The Beatles
  • Ringo Starr collapsed shortly before the tour and the band needed a drummer
  • Nichol started his own band after returning to London but his attempt flopped
  • He soon was declared bankrupt with debts of £40,000 and assets worth £30 

One summer’s morning in 1964, Jimmie Nicol was woken by the phone at the shabby rented flat in Barnes, South-West London, where he lived with his wife Patricia and their young son, Howie.

On the line was George Martin, who, as the producer behind The Beatles, was one of the most powerful men in pop.

‘What are you doing for the next few days?’ he asked.

Jimmie Nichol, pictured in the white coat toured with The Beatles in 1964 when Ringo was ill

Nichol, pictured right, spent 12 days with the band during their first ever world tour

Nichol, was last seen in north London, pictured, having spent years avoiding publicity 

Nicol, who earned a crust playing drums in Soho nightclubs, knew enough about the music business to reply that his diary appeared to be empty.

‘Then come to Abbey Road studios at 3pm,’ said Martin. ‘The Beatles want to run through some numbers with you . . . Ringo Starr is ill and we want you to take his place on their tour. Would you mind going to Australia?’

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George Harrison’s 10 best Beatles songs – NME

9:00 am – Feb 25, 2017

In celebration of what would’ve been George Harrison’s 74th birthday, we count down his best Beatles songs.

Today (February 25) would be the legendary George Harrison’s 74th birthday. Before the Beatles split, the guitarist contributed several of the very greatest songs in the Fab Four’s canon. Here are his 10 best Beatles tracks.

10. ‘I Need You’

Appears on: ‘Help!’
About the song: A simplistic love song was the first of many that Harrison would go onto write. Essentially, this was his big break as a songwriter for The Beatles after releasing two albums with no songwriting contribution from the guitarist. They decided to use it and recorded ‘Ticket to Ride’ that same day.
Best lyric: “Please remember how I feel about you, I could never really live without you.”

9. ‘You Like Me Too Much’

Appears on: ‘Help!’
About the song: This song, released on the ‘Help!’ album, was written by George Harrison and uses vocal overdubs for his voice. Bob Dylan later used the piano introduction in the song for his song ‘Temporary Like Achilles’.
Best lyric: “You’ll never leave me and you know it’s true/’Cause you like me too much and I like you”.

8. ‘I Me Mine’

Appears on: ‘Let It Be’
About the song: One of the last Beatles songs to ever be worked on, ‘I Me Mine’ was one of the saddest to boot, reflecting the in-fighting and money-grubbing going on in the group.
Best lyric: “Everyone’s saying it, flowing more freely than wine”.

7. ‘Taxman’

Appears on: ‘Revolver’
About the song: Politics in pop music was rare in 1966, and hugely impactful coming from the biggest band in the world. The song is two minutes and 39 seconds of anger at the taxman, calling out two political figures in particular – Harold Wilson and Edward Heath – for taking most of the money The Beatles had been earning at the time.
Best lyric: “If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat/If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat/If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.”

6. ‘Within You, Without You’

Appears on: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
About the song: Harrison’s only contribution to the 1967 album reflected Harrison’s interest in Indian music. No other Beatle played alongside Harrison and the session musicians on this track.
Best lyric: “And life flows on within you and without you”.

5. ‘Old Brown Shoe’

Appears on: A b-side to ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’.
About the song: This song featured a heavy influence from friend and peer Bob Dylan. This song saw the Beatle approaching the song differently, starting the writing process playing chord sequences on a piano rather than a guitar.
Best bit: “Now I’m stepping out of this old brown show/Baby, I’m in love with you”.

4. ‘I Want To Tell You’

Appears on: ‘Revolver’
About the song: Harrison’s songwriting skill progressed and matured largely during 1966 – according to the musician himself this was due largely to his use of LSD. He said that ‘I Want To Tell You’ is based on the “avalanche of thoughts that are so hard to write down or say.”
Best bit: “I could wait forever, I’ve got time”.

3. ‘Here Comes The Sun’

Appears on: ‘Abbey Road’
About the song: This hopeful, uplifting song was written in the country house of Eric Clapton, a good friend of Harrison’s. It gave the guitarist the recognition that he deserved as a songwriter and is still one of The Beatles’ best-known songs.
Best bit: The iconic melody that defined a generation.

2. ‘Something’

Appears on: ‘Abbey Road’
About the song: This was the first song composed by Harrison to be released as an A-side on a Beatles single. John Lennon said that ‘Something’ was the best song on ‘Abbey Road’ and the single achieved commercial success all over the world including topping the Billboard 100 in America. Today, it is the second most covered Beatles song after ‘Yesterday’.
Best bit: “Something in the way she moves/Attracts me like no other lover”.

1. ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Appears on: ‘The White Album’
About the song: Harrison wrote the masterpiece by relating to the Eastern concept that everything is related and used ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ as a study for that. Simplistic yet complex, melancholy yet exuberant; this song changed the way The Beatles would be seen forever.
Best bit: Eric Clapton on guitar.