Ringo Starr covered the romantic ballad
for his 2019 solo album, What's My Name
. His version features bass and backing vocals by Paul McCartney and a guitar solo by Ringo's brother-in-law, Joe Walsh. Jack Douglas, who produced Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy
album, did the string arrangement.
Speaking with the UK's BBC 6 Music radio channel, Starr revealed that he decided to record "Grow Old with Me" after Jack Douglas gave him Lennon's demo of the song, which features an unexpected message.
Starr recalled, "At the very beginning of this CD (of demos), John says, 'Oh, that sounds like a good song for Richard Starkey. This would be great for you, Ringo.' I still well up thinking about."