Category: ringo

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zap…

Ringo as Larry The Dwarf, dressed as Frank Zappa, in 1971′s 200 Motels, my edit of MGM’s publicity still via imdb

Dialog from the film to sort of explain it:

Rance Muhammitz : I’m sure the people at home would be interested to know why such a large force as you is all dressed up like Frank Zappa. Tell us Larry, whats the deal?

Larry The Dwarf : He made me do it, Dave. He’s such a creep.

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 197…

Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan, promo for Ringo’s 1972 T. Rex documentary, Born to Boogie.

Ringo Starr, by Douglas Kirkland. Nice pants, …

Ringo Starr, by Douglas Kirkland. Nice pants, man.

Ringo Starr and Freddie Mercury, via queenphot…

Ringo Starr and Freddie Mercury, via queenphotos

Ringo and a kitty

Ringo and a kitty

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Ringo Starr, 1969, by Douglas Kirkland

Ringo Starr, 1969, by Douglas Kirkland

The Beatles, Polish poster for Yellow Submarin…

The Beatles, Polish poster for Yellow Submarine.

Ringo from Help! and Let It Be, via thaterical…

Ringo from Help! and Let It Be, via thatericalper

When it comes right down to it, as far as Ringo’s experience of them, they could have called ALL the movies A Hard Day’s Night.

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “I…

George Harrison’s demo for Ringo’s 1971 hit “It Don’t Come Easy”

Ringo co-wrote the song with George, who also produced this, added background vocals, and played bass and the wonderful guitar that’s so integral to this song’s success.

It’s quite ragged, but this version is AWESOME. There are no horns, and with fewer layers of overdubs, you can really hear backup vocals. George’s guitar is also truly sweet in this version – easily the equal of anything he played on All Things Must Pass. There’s even a bonus “Hare Krishna” chant in the middle!

Play this NOW, thank me later.