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Starr has new music to 'Give': Ringo and starry pals like ex-Beatles mate Paul join forces for his upbeat latest album

Were Ringo Starr the kind of guy to delve deep into the blues, he might well have taken a stab at Willie Dixon's classic "I Can't Quit You Baby" on his forthcoming album, "Give More Love."

Perhaps not in the original context of being unable to escape a toxic relationship with a romantic partner but more a heartfelt expression of his attitude about continuing to play music at age 77.

"I decided at the end of November last year that I'm taking 2017 off," Starr said from his perch in a regal-looking upholstered chair in the luxury suite of a Beverly Hills hotel where he'd just arrived to handle a few interviews about his new album, which arrives Sept. 15, and the fall tour that will follow close on its heels.

"On the 12th of January, I said 'Yes' to the October tour - so that didn't last long," he said with a

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