Ringo Starr - Y Not
01 Feb 2010
Ringo Starr has recently released his latest studio album Y Not.
Forged with more than a little help from his friends - contributors include Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Joss Stone, Van Dyke Parks, Gary Wright, Johnny Warman, Richard Marx, Gary Burr and Glen Ballard - Y Not
sees Ringo in sole charge of the production of an album for the first time.
ďI didnít do it at the start. I was the least involved in the production of the Beatle records. And then with my solo records, I worked with some other great producers like Richard Perry, Arif Mardin, and Don Was. So it just seemed like thatís the way that it goes. Then suddenly, itís another point in your life, and you say, `Iím going do this now.í So Iíll be producing anything I make from now on. Thatís the good news. Itís a confidence thing, I suppose. And Y Not
is really another way of me saying, ďYes, I can.Ē Ringo Starr (courtesy of www.ringostarr.com
Ringo in the basement of his Montagu Square flat, 1965. © Michael Peto, taken from NOW THESE DAYS ARE GONE