August 27, 2013 14:08
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
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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