Don’t Pass Me By was written by Ringo Starr. Paul McCartney sang a few lines of the song during The Beatles appearance on the BBC Radio show Top Gear in 1964. That can be heard on the track A Hard Job Writing Them on the 2013 album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. Don’t Pass Me By was recorded at EMI Studios in 1968 and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney are the only two members of The Beatles to appear on the recording. The recording also features Jack Fallon on violin. An edit of take 3 and take 5 was released on the album Anthology 3 in 1996. An unused instrumental introduction written by George Martin titled A Beginning was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. Don’t Pass Me By was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. The song was also released as the B-Side to Back In The U.S.S.R in Denmark in 1969. Don’t Pass Me By reached number one on the Danish singles chart. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. An extract from the rehearsals was included on the Fly On The Wall disc included with the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. The song is part of Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band’s repertoire and a live version was released on the 2004 album Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Tour 2003. The song is also part of Ringo Starr’s repertoire and live versions have been released on VH1 Storytellers (1998) and Live At Soundstage (2007).
Now Hear This : A Beginning – George Martin (1996)
Don’t Pass Me By (Takes 3 & 5) – The Beatles (1996)
Don’t Pass Me By – Ringo Starr (1998)
Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)
Don’t Pass Me By – Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band (2004)
Don’t Pass Me By – Ringo Starr (2007)
A Hard Job Writing Them – The Beatles (2013)