Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Starr is inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His Beatles band-mate McCartney gives the induction speech. Starr:
Finally, I’m invited and I love it.
And I love Her performance
Broken Bells and Starr perform And I Love Her during The Late Show with David Letterman as part of a week long Beatles tribute hosted by The Late Show.
Ringo Starr interview
Ringo Starr appears on Conan to promote his latest album, Ringo 2012. He also talked about how the Beatles got started on pot and his unconventional drumming rhythm, which was influenced by his natural left-handedness.
I was born left-handed. And my grandmother thought that was not a good sign, and so she turned me right-handed. So I write right-handed, anything else I do left-handed—golf, whatever. So I have a right-handed kit, but I lead with my left. It’s weird because I need time to do a fill.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Starr is with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame under the category of Recording. In a very rare event, the musician’s ceremony is held in the evening.
It’s cool to get one at night. I don’t know about you, but where I live, the stars come out at night
The band records Harrison’s song, Taxman, at Abbey Road’s Studio 2 from 2.30pm-12.50am. Martin produces, Emerick and Lush engineer. 11 takes are recorded. The last take features the count-in and vocals, and becomes the basic of the final version. Track one of the four-track tape features guitar, bass and drums; Harrison adds two lead vocal overdubs onto tracks two and three; and the fourth track has a lead guitar solo by McCartney, tambourine by Starr, and backing vocals by McCartney and Lennon, who sing “Anybody got a bit of money?” in falsetto, instead of the “Mr Wilson/Mr Heath” parts, which are added later. Harrison:
I was pleased to have Paul play that bit on Taxman. If you notice, he did like a little Indian bit on it for me.