Tom Petty And Ringo Starr Play On Benmont Tench Solo Track
by RTT Staff Writer
Tom Petty and Ringo Starr contributed to "Blonde Girl, Blue Dress," a track from Benmont Tench's debut album, You Should Be So Lucky. Tench has been the keyboardist for Petty's Heartbreakers for the past 40 years.
"Originally we had Ringo set to play drums on it, but there was some kind of mix-up about dates and we were under the gun, so Jeremy Stacey stayed on the kit," Tench told Rolling Stone of the cut.
"The next day Ringo rang up and said, 'Let's cut it!' And we had a perfectly good take, but it was missing a certain something. I asked him to come put some jangle on it, he turned up 20 minutes later with a canvas bag full of tambourines, played it twice and suddenly it all came into focus. He's really something, that Ringo!"
"Blonde Girl, Blue Dress" is currently streaming at Rolling Stone's website. You Should Be So Lucky hits February 18.