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

Load Previous

"Snookeroo" (1974)

Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin in tribute to Starr's own hardscrabble Merseyside youth, "Snookeroo" is of a piano-rolling piece with songs like "Social Disease" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," which the pair had put on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1973. Ringo burbles enthusiastically about being raised in a Northern England working town, breaking rules and shooting pool, yearning for a factory girl and watching Mum succumb to booze while their little house succumbs to a wrecking ball. It got to Number Three on Billboard in 1975 as part of a two-sided radio hit, the flip of "No No Song."

Back to Top