Ringo’s song becomes book
SONG BOOK: Ringo Starr is turning Beatles favourite Octopus' Garden into a children’s book. The drummer has a deal with Simon & Schuster’s Children Books for Octopus' Garden, based on one of the few songs the drummer wrote and sang while with the Beatles. The publisher announced hat the book will come out in Britain later this year and in the US early next year. The book will be illustrated by Ben Cort, whose credits include Aliens Love Underpants. Starr, who turns 73 next month, first wrote the song while on Peter Sellers’ yacht in 1968. Starr and Sellers co-starred in the film The Magic Christian. Octopus' Garden first appeared on the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, released in 1969.