On Tuesday night, Ringo Starr stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a re-worked version of “Yellow Submarine” along with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon. The former member of The Beatles and the rest of the 30 Rock regulars played the fan-favorite tune on classroom instruments including xylophones, kazoos, and shakers, as Fallon and The Roots have done in the past with The Who, Weezer, Metallica, Lonely Island, and more. The clip sees the band performing in front of an animated yellow submarine, with additional animation added to the video.
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, with lead vocals by Ringo Starr, “Yellow Submarine” appears on The Beatles’ beloved 1966 album, Revolver. “Yellow Submarine” also became the title song of the 1968 animated United Artists film, also called, Yellow Submarine.
Watch Ringo Starr, The Roots, and Jimmy Fallon perform “Yellow Submarine” on classroom instruments below:
Ringo Starr, The Roots, Jimmy Fallon – “Yellow Submarine
Ringo Starr is gearing up to release a new studio album, What’s My Name, which is set for release on October 25th via UMe. Earlier this month, Ringo released a new version of John Lennon’s “Grow Old With Me” featuring former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.
Starr shared his thoughts on the tune in a press statement. He explained,
I sang it the best that I could. I do well up when I think of John this deeply. And I’ve done my best. We’ve done our best. The other good thing is that I really wanted Paul to play on it, and he said yes. Paul came over and he played bass and sings a little bit on this with me. So John’s on it in a way. I’m on it and Paul’s on it.
Fans can head here to pre-order Starr’s forthcoming What’s My Name album.
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