Quincy Jones discusses working with Ringo Starr of The Beatles on the cover of a famous song. Jones said that Ringo had a very difficult time finishing the song, so Jones had to call in another famous musician to play on it. Next, Jones reveals what he thinks of Ringo as a person. Ringo’s cover appeared on an album that made a significant impact on the charts.
Ringo Starr performed the cover of this hit song on his debut album
Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison released the original songs on their debut album. Ringo went in the opposite direction. his first album, emotional journey, composed of cover songs.
emotional journey Rock ‘n’ Roll includes a rendition of traditional pop and jazz songs representing popular music before the world stormed. It is much closer to a Frank Sinatra album or a Dean Martin album than a Beatles album. It never became as famous as other albums by the former Beatles. all things Must Pass Or to imagine.
One of the songs on the album is Ringo’s cover of “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”. The song has many covers. The most famous version is by The Four Aces. official chart company Reports that their rendition peaked at number 2 in the United Kingdom, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. According to Vulture, a famous musician worked on the cover of Ringo’s “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”.
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Quincy Jones had to bring in another musician to fix the song
“I remember one time we were in the studio with George Martin, and Ringo took three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix on a song,” Jones told Ringo. discussed the cover of “Love Is a Manny Splendor Thing.” “He couldn’t get it. We said, ‘Man, why don’t you bring some lager and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and an hour and a half’ time Let’s take some rest.’”
A jazz drummer fixed Ringo’s problem. “So he did, and we called Ronnie Verrell a jazz drummer,” Jones recalled. “Ronny came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo comes back and says, ‘George, can you play it for me one more time?’
“So George did, and Ringo says, ‘It wasn’t that bad,’” Jones said. “And I said, ‘Yeah, M************ because it’s not you.’ Great man, though.”
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Although Jones was not a big fan of Ringo’s music, emotional journey Still it succeeded. The album peaked at number 22. billboard 200, remained on the charts for 14 weeks. The album was even more popular in the UK. official chart company reports emotional journey It peaked at number 7 in the UK, staying on the chart for six weeks. People bought the album even though it didn’t contain any singles. Ringo was not responsible for all devices emotional journeyBut fans didn’t mind.