Posted by: Naomi on 2008-01-01 
On the eve of this tour, when Ringo collapsed and was hospitalized with tonsillitis, their manager Brian Epstein and producer George Martin hired drummer Jimmy Nicol. Nicol wore Ringo's suit on stage, and apparently had to use clothes pegs to make the jacket fit. His first show with The Beatles took place on June 4th in Copenhagen. He played another nine shows, until June 14th, when Ringo returned to the tour. Nicol said, 'I was praying Ringo would get well, while at the same time I was hoping he would not want to come back.'