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Ringo Starr often asked George Harrison for advice because he ‘didn’t have the talent to end a song’ | Daily Mail Online

Ringo Starr often asked George Harrison for advice because he ‘didn’t have the talent to end a song’ | Daily Mail Online

Ringo Starr often asked George Harrison for advice because he ‘didn’t have the talent to end a song’ | Daily Mail Online
May 24
10:43 2020

Help: Looking back on his debut album Sentimental Journey, Ringo revealed: 'I used to always go to George to help me end the song. I didn¿t have the talent to end a song' (pictured in 2016)

Ringo Starr has claimed that he ‘didn’t have the talent’ to finish recording a song, so he would go to friend, and fellow Beatles member, George Harrison for help.

The iconic musician, 79, reflected on his struggle to complete tracks in an interview with Rolling Stone radio on Thursday, when he made the surprising admission.

Looking back on his debut album Sentimental Journey for its 50th anniversary, the Beatles drummer revealed: ‘I used to always go to George to help me end the song.

Candid: Ringo Starr said on Thursday that he often asked fellow Beatles star George Harrison for advice when making music (pictured in 1967 with John Lennon and Paul McCartney)

‘I didn’t have the talent to end a song. With Back Off Boogaloo, I went to George and he helped me finish it.’

During his tenure in The Beatles Ringo only wrote two songs by himself Don’t Pass Me By and Octopus’s Garden, the latter of which he asked George for help with, while he sang on almost a dozen Beatles songs, including Yellow Submarine and With a Little Help from my Friends.

Going on to talk about his more recent music, Ringo added: ‘I actually have one song that had like 40 verses, and I gave it to Harry Nilsson. He got it down to 11.’

Help: Looking back on his debut album Sentimental Journey, Ringo revealed: 'I used to always go to George to help me end the song. I didn¿t have the talent to end a song' (pictured in 2016)

Help: Looking back on his debut album Sentimental Journey, Ringo revealed: ‘I used to always go to George to help me end the song. I didn’t have the talent to end a song’ (pictured in 2016)

Icons: During his tenure in The Beatles Ringo wrote two songs by himself Don't Pass Me By and Octopus's Garden, the latter of which he says he asked George for help with (pictured in 1963)

Icons: During his tenure in The Beatles Ringo wrote two songs by himself Don’t Pass Me By and Octopus’s Garden, the latter of which he says he asked George for help with (pictured in 1963)

Earlier this week it was revealed that an unheard track by Ringo and Paul McCartney was set to fetch £20k when it goes under the hammer at auction.

The song called Angel In Disguise is one of only two tracks co-written exclusively by the remaining members of the Fab Four almost 30 years ago.

The pair recorded the demo for Sir Ringo’s 1992 solo album Time Takes Time, but it did not make the final cut for the LP.

New music: Earlier this week it was revealed that an unheard track by Ringo and Paul McCartney was set to fetch £20k when it goes under the hammer at auction (pictured in 2014)

New music: Earlier this week it was revealed that an unheard track by Ringo and Paul McCartney was set to fetch £20k when it goes under the hammer at auction (pictured in 2014)

The cassette is now being sold by former Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince, and it is expected to fetch up to £20,000 at Omega Auctions in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

A quarter of the profits will be donated to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, while the rest will go to Prince’s United DJs radio station project.

Two versions of the track appear on the tape; a rough demo with Sir Paul, 77, singing, and a more fleshed out take with the drummer on lead vocals, with additional instruments and backing vocals.

Source: Ringo Starr often asked George Harrison for advice because he ‘didn’t have the talent to end a song’ | Daily Mail Online

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