Don’t Pass Me By

“Don’t Pass Me By” is a song by the Beatles from the double album The Beatles (also known as the White Album). Lead vocals were performed by Ringo Starr. It was Starr’s first solo composition.[1]

The song debuted at No. 1 in Denmark in April 1969.[2] It stayed in the Top 10 for a month.

Starr first played his song for the other Beatles soon after he joined the group in August 1962.[3] Its earliest public mention seems to have been in a BBC chatter session introducing “And I Love Her” on the radio show Top Gear in 1964. In the conversation, Starr was asked if he had written a song and Paul McCartney mocked him soon afterwards, singing the first line “Don’t pass me by, don’t make me cry, don’t make me blue, baby.”[4]

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