Oh My My (Ringo Starr song)

« Oh My My » is a song by English musician Ringo Starr from his 1973 album Ringo. It was also issued as the third single from the album, becoming a top-five hit in the United States and Canada. The recording was produced by Richard Perry and includes backing vocals by Merry Clayton and Martha Reeves.

Background[edit]

« Oh My My » was co-written by Starr (credited by his real name, « Richard Starkey ») and Vini Poncia, a recurrent collaborator of Starr’s during the 1970s. Billy Preston plays keyboards on the track.[1] Both Starr and Jim Keltner play drums, while Klaus Voormann plays bass. Tom Scott plays the saxophone solo.

Release[edit]

The song was first released as the opening track on side two of the Ringo LP, in November 1973. Issued as a single on 18 February 1974 in the US,[nb 1][2] « Oh My My » peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 3 in Canada and number 24 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, making it one of the most successful songs of Starr’s career. The song was released on a UK single on 9 January 1976,[nb 2] backed with « No No Song »,[3] to promote Starr’s Blast from Your Past compilation album.[4]

Starr first performed « Oh My My » in 2008 with the tenth incarnation of his All-Starr Band.[5]

Cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
Citations
  1. ^ Rodriguez, Robert (2010). Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles’ Solo Years, 1970–1980 (illustrated ed.). New York: Backbeat Books. p. 74. ISBN 9780879309688.
  2. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 183. ISBN 9780753508435.
  3. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 182. ISBN 9780753508435.
  4. ^ « Ringo Starr – Oh My My ». Jpgr.co.uk. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  5. ^ Jackson, Andrew Grant (2012). Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles’ Solo Careers (illustrated ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 118. ISBN 9780810882225.
  6. ^ « Soul Train – Ike & Tina Turner/Lonette McKee ». IMDb.
  7. ^ « Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert: March 12, 1976: Coke & Vida / Lisa Hartman / C.W. McCall / Ike & Tina Turner Revue / Queen (music video) ». TV.com.
  8. ^ Viglione, Joe. « Live at Last – Bette Midler : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards ». AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

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