9. ‘Early 1970′
Single B-Side (1971)
The flipside of Ringo’s classic ‘It Don’t Come Easy’ (see No. 1 on our list of the Top 10 Ringo Starr Solo Songs) is yet another autobiographical tune. ‘Early 1970′ is all about his former band mates. Each member gets a verse, “lives on a farm, got plenty of charm,’ ‘laying in bed watching TV with his mama by his side, she’s Japanese” and “he’s a long haired cross legged guitar picker” are, well, you can figure out who’s who. Ringo was getting all misty-eyed and nostalgic less than a year after the Beatles split, singing, “when I go to town I wanna see all three” at song’s end. In retrospect, working with Ringo was the one thing the others had in common in that period.