The Ringo Starr cover that George Harrison threatened legal action

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was one of The Beatle’s members. The Beatles is one of the biggest rock bands in the world. After a few years, they were separated. They were no longer the men who used to sing love songs.

With the help of music like  Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, The band changed the thought of music through endless experimentation and a boundary-pushing approach to songwriting. The band had four members. Among them, Paul McCartney and John Lannon were the main leaders. They had lots of tracks without George Harrison or Ringo Starr.

Ringo Starr didn’t have that problem giving others to write the song. But Harrison was a bit annoyed with Lennon and McCartney. Later on, He left the band in 1969. After The Beatles split up, every member of the band started singing solo. Harrison Impressed the fans with the album “All Things Must Pass. During that time, Harrison Penned a song. He was hoping to give the song to Shirley Bassey. Bassey had just become successful with the cover of The Beatles’ “Something”.

The track was first titled ‘Whenever’. The name was changed to ‘When Every Song Is Sung’. Baddey never gave up recording the track. Harrison performed All Things Must Pass sessions. However, Ronnie Spector recorded the song again. Cilla Black, Mary Hopkin, Leon, and Mary Russel performed the song. But still, the song was incomplete.

After some years, Starr created a fifth solo album ‘Ringo’s Rotogravure’. He asked Harrison if he could cover the song.  The cover song is ‘I’ll Still Love You’. To that song, Ringo Starr said, “ I remember the song from 1970. I loved the song like no one else has ever done.”

Moreover, he expressed to NME, “ Paul was the one who asked me to write the song. I asked John and he came up with the idea of  “You Got Me Cooking’. I even asked George to write one for me. He had an old song that was not released. So I asked him if I could use the song instead. He allowed me to use his dong. The song is ‘I Still Love You’, a big ballady thing.”

But when Harrison listened to the final song, He was not happy with it. He decided to take legal action. However, they calmed down the case outside the court. But this incident proved how much Harrison gives importance to the songwriting.

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