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“Ringo always loved the oldies and this remake of Johnny Burnette's 1960 hit topped the charts in early 1974.”
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"You're Sixteen" is a song written by the Sherman Brothers (Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman). It reached number eight in the United States in December 1960 by Rockabilly singer Johnny Burnette. In January 1974, a cover version by Ringo Starr hit number one. The latter performance reunited Ringo Starr with his former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. McCartney is credited on the album cover as having played the instrumental solo on a kazoo. Starr's version remains one of the few #1 singles to feature a kazoo solo. Harry Nilsson sang backing vocals.

The original 1960 version of "You're Sixteen" by Johnny Burnette is featured prominently on the 1973 motion picture soundtrack of American Graffiti.

The video of this song features a pre-Star Wars Carrie Fisher as Ringo's love interest. At approx. 40 seconds into the video, a very "Princess Leia"-looking Fisher floats into Ringo's window.

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