Ringo Starr refused to play Beatles songs in Paul McCartney’s film ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’

In 1984, Paul McCartney recruited Ringo Starr for his movie Give my regards to Broad Street. The film was largely unsuccessful both with critics and with the public, but most viewers enjoyed the soundtrack. McCartney wanted to mix new songs with old ones, including music from his days with The Beatles. He asked Starr to join him on songs, but she declined.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Paul McCartney decided to write a movie

Give my regards to Broad Street it was a comedy, but McCartney’s original vision looked quite different from the final product.

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