Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney team up for cover of John Lennon’s Grow Old With Me

Paul McCartney in concert (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Paul McCartney in concert (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Upon the release of his 20th studio album What’s My Name, Ringo Starr‘s cover of Grow Old With Me – recorded with Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh – is available to stream online.

One of the final songs written by John Lennon, the idea of the surviving Beatles recording their own version was first discussed during the Anthology period of the mid-nineties, but it’s taken until now for those plans to come to fruition. “I’m an emotional person,” Ringo says.

“And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best. The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes.”

“Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is just what I wanted. And the strings that Jack arranged for this track, if you really listen, they do one line from ‘Here Comes the Sun’. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”

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