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Songs in Ringo's Japanese "Simple Life" commercials
5 March 2019
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Sometime in the mid 70s, Ringo shot these four bizarre commercials I’ve posted below for the Japanese company Simple Life. I wonder out of curiosity if and where I can find the two songs featured in these in a better quality or at a longer length…

Also, one of the backing vocalists on the song featured in #2 and #4 sounds a lot like Davy Jones from The Monkees. Someone said in the comments it’s him but can anybody confirm this for sure? ahdn_george_01 Thanks in advance for any responses. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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UPDATE: Okay, I did a little searching myself and unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of official release or cleaner sounding versions of either songs, and absolutely nothing for the song in commercials #1 and #3. The closest I did find is this upload of the song in commercials #2 and #4 (although it’s a little sped up). Simple Life was a clothing company, hence the title of this song, called “I Love My Suit” :

It appears this was written by Ringo’s good pal Harry Nilsson who I can now definitely make out as one of the two backing vocalists. As for Davy Jones, a person in the comments to this video has said the commercials used to be shown at some of the Fest For Beatles Fans events, and they also say it’s Davy on backing vocals, so I’m thinking he must be the other one!  

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