Only You    b/w    Call Me

Ringo Starr
Only You - Front Cover
Only You - Front Cover
Label Apple
Catalogue No. R 6000
Country of Origin England
Release Date 15th November 1974
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :30th November 1974
Highest Position :28
Weeks in Chart :11 Weeks
Detail : Ringo's fifth solo single.

This, the first single to promote the album "Goodnight Vienna" was released on the same day as the album, and like the L.P. features Ringo doing his "Klaatu" impersonation. More on the detail of the cover picture in the album detail.

It was Lennon that suggested to Ringo that he should record "Only You", and even backed Ringo on acoustic guitar, giving Ringo his fifth consecutive hit single. Other musicians were, Billy Preston, Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis and Steve Cropper. John's friend Harry Nilsson helped with backing vocals.

The song was originally a hit for the Platters some 18 years earlier, but obviously this is a well-written song as it has now been a chart entry for 6 different acts in the U.K.

The B-side, written by Ringo, did not feature any other Beatle.

Once again a promo film was made, and this was shown on Top Of The Pops. The film is shot in Hollywood, and features a flying saucer landing on the Capitol Records Tower where Ringo mimes to the song, with Nilsson in shot. Nilsson is smoking, wearing headphones and reading a music paper.

The single was released in a picture sleeve, with the rear being the same as the front cover. The label was a new design, being a galactic view resembling a fiery comet.


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