Paul McCartney’s stepdaughter, 6, shows Beatles drummer how to keep the beat in intimate new footage
Ringo’s Little Star! Paul McCartney’s 6-year-old stepdaughter shows Beatles drummer how to keep pace in intimate new footage from upcoming documentary
It was the day that Ringo Starr got around with the help of a little friend – Paul McCartney’s stepdaughter Heather.
The six-year-old gleefully picked up the drumsticks while The Beatles rehearsed in the studio in January 1969.
Footage of the moment appears in a four-minute trailer for the six-hour documentary Get Back, composed of footage locked in a vault for more than half a century.
Little Drummer Girl: Ringo Starr pretends to be upset when six-year-old Heather gets in the swing
The six-hour documentary Get Back is composed of footage locked in a vault for more than half a century
Heather, daughter of McCartney’s soon-to-be Linda, also sings with John Lennon.
The three-part documentary uses footage shot for the 1970 film Let It Be and features the Beatles’ last live performance together – the rooftop concert at their Apple HQ in Savile Row, London.
It will be on Disney+ for three days next month.
The latest trailer also offers a rare view of the band’s first manager, Allan Williams, in a recording studio with Sir Paul and Lennon.
Mr Williams – affectionately known as ‘the man who gave The Beatles away’ – retired from working with the band in 1961 as they were on the brink of stardom.
He is widely regarded as the man who gave the Liverpool band their big break when he brought them to Hamburg in 1960 – their first attempt on the world stage.
But they got into a fight over commission and he stopped working with them before warning eventual Beatles manager Brian Epstein not to touch them “with a barge.”
Two of us: Paul McCartney’s stepdaughter Heather sings with John Lennon
Don’t let me down: Paul McCartney keeps the band going while the Fab Four rehearse in the studio
Mr Williams died in 2016 at the age of 86.
The new documentary follows Lennon, Sir Paul, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr and their creative process as they write and rehearse 14 new songs in preparation for their first live show in over two years.
The songs were originally intended to be released on an accompanying live album.
The documentary’s producers include Sir Paul, Sir Ringo, Lennon’s ex-wife Yoko Ono and Harrison’s ex-wife Olivia.