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"Matchbox" is a song written by Carl Perkins and recorded by The Beatles for their "Long Tall Sally (EP)". Whilst the song was released on the US album Something New, it is the only Ringo track released during The Beatles lifetime that is not on a full-length UK album. It is also the only Ringo track on Past Masters.

Instrumentation[]

  • Ringo Starr - drums, lead vocals
  • John Lennon - rhythm guitar (1964 Rickenbacker 325/12)
  • Paul McCartney - bass guitar (1963 Hofner 500/1)
  • George Harrison - lead guitar (1963 Gretsch 6119 Tennessean)
  • George Martin - upright piano (1905 Steinway Vertegrand)
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