To commemorate Valentine’s Day and the release of his new album Ringo 2012, Ringo Starr has launched a “Wonderful Valentine” contest on his Facebook. Fans can visit the contest tab on Facebook and tell one of their friends they think they are “Wonderful.” Each fan can enter to win a personalized message from Ringo Starr for that special someone on Valentine’s Day!
Ringo recently dished on the song “Wonderful” – “I hope this will be my big Valentine’s Day song. I see a whole ad campaign – “Roses and Ringo” – because women love both and don’t forget it.! “Wonderful’ began when I had this track I liked. Then I heard Gary Nicholson — a great writer — was doing some work in the Valley. Gary and I wrote “Peace Dream” on the last album, and that was from another line he had. Gary told me he heard two people he didn’t know talking and one said, “The worst it ever was was wonderful.” That sort of stuff is a songwriter’s dream. So we took that and wrote this song about me and Barbara. “Wonderful” is dedicated to her because she is wonderful. We all have bad days, but as long as I’m with her, it’s wonderful.”
Ringo’s new album, titled simply Ringo 2012 and produced by Ringo, was recorded in Los Angeles and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar. Ringo 2012 is his second release on Hip-O/UMe, and is available now. Of the 9 tracks, two are covers, “Think It Over” and “Rock Island Line,” and two are new versions of his own songs, “Wings” and “Step Lightly.”