Tuesday July 24 7:36 PM ET
"Another Beatles hits album under discussion - Starr"
Another Beatles hits album under discussion - Starr
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An album of more Fab Four
hits is being considered by the surviving members of The
Beatles following the worldwide success of their "1"
compilation album, drummer Ringo Starr said Tuesday.
Starr told "Access Hollywood" in an interview that he, Paul
McCartney and George Harrison expect to discuss a "2" album
later this year.
"There's a couple of projects in the works. Nothing will be
out until next year and we're all going to meet up again in
October and finalize what it will be. I mean, everybody wants
the number twos," Starr told the syndicated TV show.
The "1" album of 27 old Beatles hits has topped the music
charts in more than 34 countries since its release last
December. Some 7.5 million copies have been sold in the United
McCartney earlier this year described the album as "a big
healing, a big Band-Aid", saying it brought back great memories
of the warm friendship between The Beatles before their
acrimonious split in 1970.
Starr also commented on doom-laden media reports about
Harrison's health, which have been denied by Harrison himself.
Harrison, 58, underwent surgery for lung cancer earlier this
year and has also recently completed radiation therapy
reportedly for a brain tumor.
"I did see George three weeks ago and he was fine. If it
had been bad, he would have told me. And all these years we've
been around, you have to watch what's in the press," Starr
Harrison issued a statement in London on Monday saying that
he was "active and feeling very well", adding that he was
"disappointed and disgusted" at media reports suggesting he is
at death's door.
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