The two surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, have reunited to cover John Lennon song ‘Grow Old with Me’.
The track, one of the final recording’s Lennon made prior to his death, was later included on the posthumous release Milk and Honey. Now, a collaboration between McCartney and Starr comes as part of Starr’s 20th studio album, What’s My Name, which is released today. The record was inspired when The Beatles drummer met up with Jack Douglas, the producer who famously worked on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy album.
“I’m an emotional person. And I just loved this song. I sang it the best that I could,” Starr said in a press release. “I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best. The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes.
“Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it. It’s not a publicity stunt. This is just what I wanted. And the strings that Jack arranged for this track, if you really listen, they do one line from ‘Here Comes the Sun’. So in a way, it’s the four of us.”
Here it is: