June 11, 2013 22:09

The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' made into children’s book

The Ringo Starr-penned song will be illustrated by Ben Cort and come with a CD of unheard Ringo tracks

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The Ringo Starr-penned 1968 song 'Octopus's Garden' by The Beatles is set to be turned into a children's book.

The band's former drummer has given publishing house Simon & Schuster permission to turn the song into a picture book, with illustrations by Ben Cort, who is currently behind the kids series Aliens Love Underpants, reports The Guardian.

Starr said: "It gives me great pleasure to collaborate with Ben Cort and Simon & Schuster for the further adventures of Octopus's Garden. Peace and love." The book will be published on October 24 and will come with a CD featuring unheard music from Starr.

The world's first major exhibition about the life of Ringo Starr will open tomorrow (June 12) at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Ringo: Peace & Love will close in November 2013, before touring cities across the world in 2014.

On display will be never-been-seen photographs as well as letters, documents and original artefacts, including the drumkit Ringo played at Shea Stadium and on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as his 'Sgt Pepper's...' suit, 'Help!' cape and jacket worn during The Beatles' famous London rooftop concert. For more information visit: grammymuseum.org

Last year Ringo Starr was named the richest drummer in the world. The 72-year-old, who released his 16th solo album 'Ringo 2012' last January, is worth $300 million (£190 million), according to wealth-calculation website Celebritynetworth.com.

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