Paul McCartney sang as Kazoo on Ringo Starr’s last No. 1 song

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Ringo Starr of The Beatles worked with a famous producer when he composed the songs for one of his most famous albums. The producer has revealed how Paul McCartney came to work on the album in question. Afterwards, he said that Paul sang on one of Ringo’s most famous hits and sounded like a kazoo.

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Richard Perry is a producer best known for working on hits such as Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” and DeBarge’s “Rhythm of the Night.” He also produced Ringo’s album ringo. According to The Billboard Book of Number 1 HitsPerry discussed the album in a book titled record producers.

“I have to say that all of Ringo’s involvement in the experience of creating this album has been the greatest thrill of my recording career, and one that I may never surpass,” Perry said. He said he’s never had more fun than working with the “Photograph” singer.

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How Paul McCartney Came To Sing On 1 Of The Album’s Songs

Perry revealed why Paul worked on Ringo’s “You’re Sixteen.” “Paul called me and asked me to come to London to help him oversee the music tracks for his first TV special, as everything needed to be recorded, and he wanted someone in the booth to help the engineer , because TV engineers aren’t very experienced in rock recordings,” Perry said.

“And that’s when we were going to London to continue working on Ringo’s album, everything went well, and Paul was kind enough to write a song for Ringo and we had a wonderful couple of nights recording where he and Linda came down,” Perry continued.

Ringo covered Johnny Burnette’s “You’re Sixteen” and Paul played a part in the track. “Actually the solo on ‘You’re Sixteen,’ which sounds like a kazoo or something, was Paul singing very spontaneously while we were playing that track, so he’s soloing on that,” added Perry.

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How Ringo Starr’s “You’re Sixteen” performed on the charts in the US and UK

“You’re Sixteen” became a huge hit. He exceeded the Billboard Hot 100 for a week, becoming Ringo’s last No. 1 hit on the chart. The track lasted 15 weeks on the chart. Ringo released “You’re Sixteen” on the album ringo. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 37 weeks.

“You’re Sixteen” became less popular in the UK. According to The Official Map Company, the song peaked at No. 4 in the UK, remaining on the chart for 10 weeks. Meanwhile, ringo reached No. 7 and lasted 20 weeks on the chart.

“You’re Sixteen” was a milestone in Ringo’s career and it wouldn’t be the same without Paul.

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