Quincy Jones discussed working with The Beatles Ringo Star on the cover of a famous song. Jones said it was very difficult for Ringo to finish the song, so Jones had to call on another famous musician to play it. Subsequently, Jones revealed what he thought of Ringo as a person. Ringo’s cover appeared on the album, which made a significant impact on the charts.
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The Ringo star performed the cover of this hit song on his debut album
Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison released original songs on their debut albums. Ringo went in the opposite direction. His debut album, The Emotional Journey, Cover songs.
The Emotional Journey Rock ‘n’ Roll features illustrations of traditional pop and jazz songs that represent popular music before the world hits the storm. It is much closer to the Frank Sinatra album or the Dean Martin album than the Beatles album. It was never as famous as other Beatles albums All things must pass Or Imagine.
One of the songs on the album is Ringo’s cover of “Love Is a Men’s Violent Thing”. There are many covers of the song. The most famous version is The Four Aces. Official Charts Company reports that it has reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. According to Vulture, a well-known musician has worked on the cover of Ringo’s “Love Is a Violent Thing.”
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Quincy Jones had to bring in another musician to fix the song
“We were once in the studio with George Martin, and I remember Ringo took three hours for a four-bar thing he was trying to fix,” Jones said, discussing Ringo’s cover of “Love Is a Men Splendid Thing.” “He couldn’t get it. We said, ‘Dude, why don’t you get some logger and lime, some shepherd’s pie, and take an hour and a half to relax.’ ”
Jazz solved the problem for drummer Ringo. “So he did, and we called Johnny drummer Ronnie Verrell,” Jones recalled. “Ronnie came in for 15 minutes and tore it up. Ringo came back and said, ‘George, can you play it for me another time?’
“So George did, and Ringo says, ‘It didn’t look so bad,’ Jones said.” And I said, ‘Yeah, m *********** because it’s not you.’ Great guy, though. “
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Although Jones is not a big fan of Ringo’s musician, The Emotional Journey Still successful. The album peaked at number 22 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for 14 weeks. Official Charts Company reports that the album was most popular in the UK The Emotional Journey Number one in the UK Reached 7, remained on the chart for six weeks. People bought the album even though they didn’t have any. Ringo is not responsible for all equipment The Emotional Journey, But the fans didn’t seem to bother.