Ringo takes lead on yet another Lennon-McCartney song in the opening of the epic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” LP of 1967. This album went to #1 on the Pop Chart. And yet the single did not make the pop chart (#71) until 1978!
Here is a wonderful clip of Ringo performing the song in 1987 at the Prince’s Trust Concert with the help of his friends George Harrison (R.I.P) and Eric Clapton. Do you see Elton John on stage? Phil Collins on drums? etc. etc. Wow they look so young!
Now I couldn’t resist posting the version of the song, by Joe Cocker, that hit the pop charts in 1968. Cocker’s cover peaked at #68 on the US Pop Singles chart and zoomed to #1 in the UK!
I just love the great stuff on YouTube. Don’t You? I just love this music too. Don’t you? This song is so great that no matter what genre you perform it in — pop or blues – it sounds good! That’s what make a classic songs IMHO.
Hope you enjoyed these performances as much as I do.