Ringo Starr reveals a long-lost secret message that former Beatles bandmate John Lennon left for him on a demo tape recorded just before he was gunned down

  • Grow Old With Me, was written by Lennon during sessions for Double Fantasy  
  • At the start of the track Lennon said: ‘This will be great for you, Ringo’
  • Sir Ringo said he only learned of the demo and the personal message years later 
  • He has now recorded Grow Old With Me featuring Sir Paul McCartney on bass

Sir Ringo Starr has revealed the unexpected message John Lennon left for him on a long-lost demo recorded shortly before his death.

The 79-year-old has teamed up with Sir Paul McCartney to record a version of Grow Old With Me, which was written by Lennon during the sessions for Double Fantasy, the final record he made before he was shot dead outside his Manhattan apartment on December 8 1980.

Sir Ringo said he only learned of the demo and the personal message from his former Beatles bandmate years later, prompting him to record the song.

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