Ringo Starr Reveals His Suit From 'Sgt. Pepper's' Still Fits 50 Years Later
By Eliot Hill
January 3, 2020
The Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, almost 53 years ago in May 1967. One thing many fans (and maybe even non-fans) think of when it comes to the album are the vibrant suits Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison wore on the cover.
As it turns out, over five decades later, Ringo Starr's bright pink outfit still fits him. In a recent interview with Extra, the legendary musician showed off some pretty spectacular photographs from his decades-long career. When he got to a photo in his infamous suit he quipped, “the suit still fits!”
The Beatles drummer also spoke about a song near and dear to his heart, “Grow Old With Me” which was written by the late John Lennon. Starr recorded the song for his 20th studio album, What's My Name, released last October while the song was originally released posthumously in 1984.
“It was very emotional at the beginning because John said, 'That'd be great for you Ringo,'” and so I decided to do it,” the 79-year-old explained. “I called Paul [McCartney] and asked him, 'It's a John song will you play on it?' and he said, 'sure.'” McCartney plays bass on the song and it features a string section that has a George Harrison riff on it.
Starr and McCartney reunited last summer at McCartney's concert at Dodger Stadium where they played “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” and the White Album's “Helter Skelter.”
Starr will be heading out on tour this spring with his All Starr Band. You can grab tickets here!
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band Spring 2020 Tour Dates:
May 29 Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario
May 30 Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario
June 2 Beacon Theater, New York, NY
June 3 Beacon Theater, New York, NY
June 5 Beacon Theater, New York, NY
June 9 Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME with The Avett Brothers
June 10 Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston, MA with The Avett Brothers
June 11 Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, NH with The Avett Brothers
June 13 Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
June 14 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
June 16 Modell Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, MD
June 17 Modell Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, MD
June 19 Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
June 20 PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
June 21 Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, PA
June 23 Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta, GA
June 24 Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta, GA
June 26 St Augustine Amphitheatre, St Augustine, FL with Edgar Winter opening
June 27 Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, FL
June 28 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL with Edgar Winter opening
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