7/22/2013

Ironies...



August 22, 1969George & Ringo (Paul is just behind Ringo) during the Final Photo Session

Ironically a year to the day, on August 22, 1968, Ringo quit the Beatles briefly after walking out of the sessions while they were working on the "White Album".

"I remember Ringo being uptight about something, I don’t remember what, and the next thing I was told was that he’d quit the band. But work continued. They did Back In The USSR with what I seem to recall was a composite drum track of bits and pieces, possibly with all of the other three playing drums. Within a few days the differences had been sorted out and Ringo came back. Mal Evans completely decorated studio two with flowers, they were all over his drum kit, ‘Welcome Back Ringo' "
Ken Scott
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn


Ringo rejoined the sessions for the White Album on September 3, 1968 — ironically my 6th birthday!! :)

Image Source: The George Harrison Appreciation Society (Facebook Fan Page)
Information Sources:
The Beatles Bible
This Day In Rock!


Also please check out these posts here:
July 12, 1964 Jimmy Nicol on bill with The Beatles!
NEW BOOK! The Trip Of A Lifetime by Sandi Borowsky!
Happy 73rd Ringo Starr!!!
John Lennon Series Book II Review : "Shivering Inside"
May 22, 1963 The Beatles & Roy Orbison at The Gaumont Theatre
"Still With You" A Tribute To George Harrison


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