Friday, 28 November 2014
Ringo And The Helpful Bass Player
I'm sure it p***ed Ringo off when he couldn't quite get the drums to 'Back In The USSR,' and I sat in. It's very weird to know that you can do a thing someone else is having trouble with. If you go down and do it, just bluff right through it, you think, 'What the hell, at least I'm helping.' Then the paranoia comes in - 'But I'm going to show him up!' I was very sensitive to that.
But not quite sensitive enough, as Ringo quit the band during the White Album sessions after Paul apparently criticised him for screwing up a drum fill.
Sources: Beatles Songwriting And Recording Database and Beatles Bible