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‘He was a wonderful person: ‘Ringo Starr reveals he will miss the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts

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Ringo Starr has paid tribute to the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died last month at the age of 80, surrounded by his friends and family.

“He was a wonderful person,” the 81-year-old Beatles musician said of his fellow drummer as he recalled their days of partying together in the 1970s.

Speaking to MailOnline and other media outlets to promote his new EP Change The World, Ringo said, “Charlie was a great guy and a lot of fun and he had a harder band than me to stick together.”

‘He was a beautiful human being’: Ringo Starr paid tribute to the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and recalled their days of wild partying together in the ’70s (pictured in 2019)

Looking back fondly on a memorable evening with Charlie and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, Ringo said: “I had a party in the 70s and I had a drum set in the attic.

“Charlie came and so did John Bonham and so we have three drummers just hanging out and Bonham getting on the kit.

“But because it wasn’t like when you’re on stage and you nail them down so they’re stable, it was just there. So while he was playing, the bass drum skipped away from him.’

Ringo then described how he and Charlie kept the bass drum on the floor while John played, adding fondly, “We will miss Charlie. He was a beautiful person… He was like The Quiet Man.’

Pals: Charlie Watts died last month at the age of 80 surrounded by his friends and family and was described by Ringo as 'a great guy and a lot of fun'

Pals: Charlie Watts died last month at the age of 80 surrounded by his friends and family and was described by Ringo as ‘a great guy and a lot of fun’

'We're going to miss you man': Ringo also shared a touching tribute to Charlie on Twitter last month

‘We’re going to miss you man’: Ringo also shared a touching tribute to Charlie on Twitter last month

Despite turning 81 in July, Ringo shows no signs of slowing down in his career and will release a new EP on Friday.

The music legend recorded the songs in his home studio, Roccabella West, along with his many talented friends in the field.

Ringo shared: “I’ve said I only want to release EPs at the moment and this is next.

“What a blessing it has been this year to have a home studio here and to work with so many great musicians, some I’ve worked with before and some new friends.”

Hitmaker: Ringo's new EP comes out this Friday and was recorded at Ringo's Roccabella West studio, where he joined forces with his A-list musical friends during lockdown

Hitmaker: Ringo’s new EP comes out this Friday and was recorded at Ringo’s Roccabella West studio, where he joined forces with his A-list musical friends during lockdown

The lead single Let’s Change The World is an optimistic track with backing vocals by Amy Keys, Zelma Davis, Billy Valentine and Darryl Phinnessee.

In another song, Just That Way, Ringo joins forces with Tony Chen and Zho Davis.

Coming Undone represents Ringo’s first collaboration with Linda Perry, who co-wrote the new song with hundreds of other hits, including Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful.

In the final track on the EP, Ringo once again joins forces with guitarist Joe Walsh to cover the classic 1950s song Rock Around The Clock.

New Music: The lead single Let's Change The World is an optimistic track with backing vocals from Amy Keys, Zelma Davis, Billy Valentine and Darryl Phinnessee.

New Music: The lead single Let’s Change The World is an optimistic track with backing vocals from Amy Keys, Zelma Davis, Billy Valentine and Darryl Phinnessee.

Ringo also revealed details of Peter Jackson’s upcoming documentary: The Beatles: Get Back, due out in November.

The three-part series shows the ’emotional ups and downs’ of the band’s final years, including unseen footage from their famous 1969 rooftop performance.

“I like it because I’m naturally in it. So six hours is never long enough,” Ringo joked.

He added: ‘Everyone will enjoy it because you see this band working really hard and going through emotional ups and downs to get where we are, every time.

‘But that’s the way it was. Four guys in a room. You’ll have some ups and downs.’

Collab: Ringo also revealed details of Peter Jackson's upcoming three-part documentary: The Beatles: Get Back, due out in November (pictured together in 2019)

Collab: Ringo also revealed details of Peter Jackson’s upcoming three-part documentary: The Beatles: Get Back, due out in November (pictured together in 2019)

'That's How It Was': The Three-Part Series Shows the 'Emotional Ups and Downs' of the Band's Final Years

‘That’s How It Was’: The Three-Part Series Shows the ‘Emotional Ups and Downs’ of the Band’s Final Years

Peter’s new documentary came about when Apple discovered 56 hours of unused footage from Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970s documentary about the band: Let It Be.

Let It Be provided insight into the group’s dissension, which eventually culminated in Paul McCartney’s departure from The Beatles later that year.

About the original film, Ringo said, “I was always nagging about the original. There is no real joy in it. It was all based on this sad little incident.’

Peter was supposed to come to LA and bring stuff to show me on his iPad. In January we as musicians had made a record and performed that performance on the roof. So we had played live again.

There’s a great part for me in the movie where Paul says, “Well, who wants to play live?” and you can hear me say “I do!” in the background.

And we did and always the Beatles, we go somewhere to Turkey or we go up Everest or we’re in a desert or Hawaii or a volcano or sod let’s just walk down the road. And with this one let’s just do it on the roof and that’s what we did and it was great.

The police played a big part, not that they did anything, but they were moaning at us and it looked really stupid in the movie now, but we have all this extra footage… Now, the documentary is six hours . And it will come out in America in three nights over Thanksgiving and it has the start, the middle, and the finish.

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