Ringo Starr Talks "Liverpool 8," The Sixties, Being Overly Medicated During Beatles Gigs: Exclusive Audio

January 10, 2008 5:24 PM ET

In our new issue of Rolling Stone, Fab Four drummer Ringo Starr sits down with Austin Scaggs to talk his new album, which Beatles record is his favorite and what's on his iPod. We had all these audiotapes of Ringo and we were just going to throw them out, but we figured "Maybe our readers would like to hear this." To hear those exclusive audio clips — in which Ringo talks about naming his new album and a 1964 Beatles gig where he had "too much medication" — click here.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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