Sunday, August 13, 2006

Maureen Is A Champ

Frank Sinatra... Maureen Is A Champ (Apple #1, 1968, .mp3 audio 04:28) - commissioned by Apple executive Peter Brown, in honor of Maureen Starkey's 22nd birthday. "...Ringo Starr's wife (Maureen) had a birthday coming up and someone at Apple Records thought it would be great to work up a version of the song The Lady Is A Tramp to play at her birthday party. One thing led to another and a famous Hollywood composer agreed to rewrite the words to the song, then talked Frank Sinatra into singing it. Sinatra (who was a fan of Beatle songs) recorded this version of The Lady Is A Tramp with a band, shipped the tapes to London, where it was pressed onto Apple #1. One copy of the record was made and given to Maureen (Cox) Starr, and the stamping molds were all destroyed afterward." From Probe is Turning-on the People.


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