Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr’s secret Memphis collision on pseudo-protest song

Jeremy Roberts
13 min readJul 14, 2021
A vigorous, evidently bionic 80-year-old Ringo Starr commemorates the 57th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on February 9, 2021, outside his Los Angeles residence. Image Credit: Ringo Starr’s official Twitter

In 1987 Beatles drummer Ringo Starr decamped to “Suspicious Minds” producer Chips Moman’s 3 Alarm Studio as well as Sam Phillips’s legendary Sun Studio in Memphis in pursuit of a comeback. His previous album, 1983’s Old Wave, had been barely distributed in spite of Eagle Joe Walsh’s raw guitar and pen. “A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll” stood as his most recent Top 30…

Jeremy Roberts

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