Ringo Starr has dropped a video for “Rock Around the Clock,” the final single from his latest EP, Change The World.
“Yes let’s rock! This track takes me back – rock and roll memories from when I was about to turn 15. I’d been in hospital with tuberculosis for a year or so, where I’d already spent my 7th and 14th birthdays, and I didn’t want to spend another one there again. I was doing well, so my mother talked to the doctors, and they agreed to let me out,” Ringo explains about the song.
His grandparents took him to the Isle of Man and to see the film Blackboard Jungle for his 15th birthday and that was the first time he heard the song.
“I’m sitting there, I’d been in the hospital, don’t know much about what’s going on lately, and they ripped up the cinema!!!” Ringo said. “They just threw the chairs and went crazy. I thought, ‘WOW this is great!!!!’”
He added, “I remember that moment like it was yesterday, it was incredible. And the song just rocks. So when it came to choosing tracks for this EP I thought of doing ‘Rock Around the Clock’ for all these good reasons.”
The legendary Beatles drummer had recorded Change The World at his very own home studio. “Rock Around the Clock” also features Eagles icon Joe Walsh.
The video shows Starr singing and playing drums for the track at his Roccabella West studio. It also includes additional behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the cover.
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