In October, Ringo Starr released a new studio album called What’s My Name that he made with a little help from a bunch of his musical friends, including his old Beatles band mate Paul McCartney. Sir Paul contributed bass and backing vocals to a cover of a John Lennon rarity called “Grow Old with Me.”
The track features a guitar solo by Ringo’s brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, and string arrangements by Jack Douglas, who produced Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s Double Fantasy album. Starr revealed that he decided to record “Grow Old with Me” after Douglas sent him Lennon’s original demo of the tune, on which John can be heard saying that the song would be great for Ringo to record.
What’s My Name also features the talents of Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench and three of Ringo’s current All Starr Band members Steve Lukather, Colin Hay and Warren Ham. Hay, best known as the frontman of Men of Work, wrote the title track.
2019 also saw Starr join McCartney on stage to perform at the finale of Paul’s latest U.S. tour, on July 13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Ringo also mounted a North American summer tour with U.S. summer trek with the All Starr Band. In addition, Meanwhile, Starr released a new photo book titled Another Day in the Life in October.
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