Recorded: 1972; March-July 1973
Producer: Richard Perry
It was first recorded by American singer Johny Burnette, whose version reached number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960, and number 3 on the UK singles chart in 1961.
Paul was good enough to write a song for Ringo, and we had two or three nights of wonderful recording when he and Linda came down.
In fact, the solo on ‘You’re Sixteen’, which sounds like a kazoo or something, was Paul singing very spontaneously as we played that track back, so he’s singing the solo on that.
30 December 2022
Well, I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole that I like to call “Ringo Starr solo music” and this song is why. I know it’s a cover but oh man Ringo.. this didn’t age well. It’s okay though cause it’s a lovely song. Peace and Love.
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It’s definitely not aged well, and would never fly in this century, but I guess nobody took the lyrics too seriously back then (or should now). Carrie Fisher looks stunning in the 1978 Ringo sequence too.
Ringo should release an updated version, ‘You’re Sixty’.
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1 May 2011
There are a number of songs from similar times that haven’t aged well. Personally, I always found the song to be unpleasant ultra-sweet candyfloss, be it Ringo’s cover or Burnette’s original.
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