By Jim Fusco:
Welcome to a slightly-belated Monday, Monday edition of the Laptop Sessions! Due to Rosh Hashanna celebrations, Jeff asked if Mike could step in. When that didn’t work out, it was left up to me to fill the space so the Laptop Session a day project can continue! I’ll have tonight’s video and tomorrow’s, as well, so Jeff will replace my regularly-scheduled acoustic cover song on Friday. Whippee- no video for me until Monday!
Tonight, you get Ringo Starr’s only Number One Billboard Hot 100 hit in “You’re Sixteen”. This has to be one of the most fun videos I’ve ever done and if you watch it, you’ll know why. My version even features the famous kazoo solo, originally played by one Sir Paul McCartney!
I love listening to random mode on my iPod (the “old” 80 gig model). I heard this song again (I’ve known it for years- who hasn’t?) and then decided to listen to the entire “Ringo” album. What a great one, including (no pun intended) the song “I’m The Greatest”, which I believe was written by John Lennon. Ringo always did collaborations well. Fans will hopefully remember “Never Without You” that he did for George Harrison with a guitar solo by the great Eric Clapton.
I suppose I should give Ringo songs a rest for a while, as I’ve done two recently. Which one, you ask? Well, the best way to find out these things is to visit the Laptop Sessions music video blog every single day, but if you missed it, you can just go to the Categories menu in the left bar and click on “Ringo Starr songs”. Until tomorrow, have a great one!
What a great song (not that I’m biased on the video performance or anything … :- ). I actually went through a Ringo phase earlier this year – the “Ringo” album was such a standout, awesome record, especially compared to his other early ones. Of course, I think you’ll agree, his last five have really been amazing!
Oh – one quick question: Is that a 95-year old’s whithered arm or a gnarled tree branch you used for this video?? 😉