UNITED STATES: Also released as a single September 13, 1965, as the B side to "Yesterday." It missed the Top 40 by seven positions, peaking at No. 47.
AUTHORSHIP Johnny Russell (.5) and Vonie Morrison (.5)
Russell later said he wrote the song in half an hour in 1961. He spent two years trying to get the song recorded. In 1988 he was a singer and humorist at the Grand Ole Opry. AP (July 11, 1988)
June 17, 1965, at Abbey Road. It was the last song recorded for the album and chosen specifically for Ringo to sing.
McCARTNEY: bass, harmony vocal
LENNON: acoustic guitar
HARRISON: lead guitar
STARR: drums, lead vocal
This song's original recording artist was Buck Owens. Lists His version, released March 11, 1963, became a No. 1 country and western hit in the United States. The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles
This song was part of the Beatles' live repertoire in 1965. The Complete Beatles Chronicle
The song was prophetic in a way. Starr later acted in many films - more than any other Beatle - and always played a Ringoesque character.