Ringo Starr's children's book to include previously unheard version of 'Octopus's Garden'

Drummer will unveil unreleased version of track along with book of the same title

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A previously unheard version of Ringo Starr singing 'Octopus's Garden' will be released along with a children's book of the same title this October.

Earlier this year, Starr gave permission to publishing house Simon & Schuster to turn the famous Beatles' track into a picture book and, according to a post on his official Facebook account, it will come with a previously unreleased recording of the song, too.

Linking to an image of artwork from the book, a message said: "Here's an exclusive look at the artwork from the forthcoming picture book of Octopus's Garden – publishing this October, the song will be brought to life by illustrator Ben Cort and published with a CD of Ringo reading the story and an original, previously unheard recording of the song by Ringo."

Speaking previously about the book, Starr said 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."

Last year Ringo Starr was named the richest drummer in the world. The 73-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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