Ringo Starr: “John Lennon, Klaus Voormann and I were one of the finest trios ever”

The drummer discusses The Beatles, Lennon and Zappa in the new Uncut

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Ringo Starr answers your questions in the new issue of Uncut, out now.

The drummer discusses The Beatles, Frank Zappa, his playing style and the recording of 1970’s seminal John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album in the piece.

“It was incredible,” Starr says of the sessions. “John, Klaus [Voormann] and I. One of the finest trios I ever heard. We did it like a jam. We knew John had the songs and we’d kick it in and felt where it should go.


“We knew Klaus anyway. John and I really knew each other, so we were psychic where the atmosphere was going to go.

“It’s one of the best experiences of being on a record I have ever had. Just being in the room with John, being honest, the way he was, screaming, shouting and singing. It was an incredible moment.”

The new issue of Uncut is out now.

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