Meet the Beatle: A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

A crash course in the last 45 years of the most under-appreciated Beatle

"Sentimental Journey" (1970)

Right after the Beatles' traumatic dissolution, Starr briefly swerved away from rock entirely, recording a batch of pre-rock standards like "Night and Day," "Stardust" and his debut solo album's title track, "Sentimental Journey." Hardly the best fit for his modest vocal gifts, true, but charming regardless — plus, the recriminations and lawsuits that followed the band's split would make anyone long for a simpler time. This had been a back-burner idea of his for a while, and he selected the songs with input from his parents, particularly his mother.