Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sentimental Journey

On 27 March 1970 Ringo Starr released his first solo album that he had already been preparing since 1969, around the same time that Paul McCartney is recording his first solo album (McCartney).

The press was not amused with the record, because it did not contain rock 'n' roll but standards from the 1930's. Ringo had however a lot of help from his friends, notably Paul McCartney, Klaus Voorman, George Martin, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein and Maurice Gibb).

The album didn't do bad in the charts, but mostly because of the association with the Beatles.

Interesting side-note: the album cover shows the Empress pub which is located in front of Madryn street (where Ringo was born) and on the corner of Albert Grove where Ringo lived from the age of 3. If you look carefully you can even see the house on Albert Grove 10.
I included a picture I took in May 2012 which shows the terrible state the Empress is in.

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