Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: Put your glad rags on and join me, hon’

Well that sort of gives it away, doesn’t it?

Ringo Starr, now 81 years old, is our featured guest. His latest extended play is “Change the World” and a single from the recording has just been released.

“Yes let’s rock! This track takes me back – rock and roll memories from when I was about to turn 15. I’d been in hospital with tuberculosis for a year or so, where I’d already spent my 7th and 14th birthdays, and I didn’t want to spend another one there again. I was doing well, so my mother talked to the doctors, and they agreed to let me out,” said Ringo.

Ringo heard the song when his grandparents took him to the Isle of Man to see the film “Blackboard Jungle” for his 15th birthday.

“I’m sitting there, I’d been in the hospital, don’t know much about what’s going on lately, and they ripped up the cinema! They just threw the chairs and went crazy. I thought, ‘WOW this is great! I remember that moment like it was yesterday, it was incredible. And the song just rocks. So when it came to choosing tracks for this EP I thought of doing ‘Rock Around the Clock’ for all these good reasons.”

This video that also features Eagles icon Joe Walsh was shot at Ringo’s Roccabella West studio. 

BONUS

A new trailer released for the upcoming Brian Wilson documentary, “Long Promised Road,” features Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and more.

The trailer sees Elton and Springsteen expressing their love for The Beach Boys.

“Long Promised Road,” directed by Brent Wilson, is scheduled to arrive in theaters and video-on-demand services on November 19.

ANOTHER BONUS

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