Ringo Starr Unearthing Beatles Archives For 'Photograph' Book
Ringo Starr will publish his latest book, titled Photograph, featuring never-before seen shots of him throughout his life -- including during the Beatles' heyday. Ringo, who is partnering with Genesis Publications for the tome, is first releasing Photograph -- named after his 1973 solo chart-topper -- as an eBook, available exclusively on the iBookstore on June 12th, in conjunction with the Grammy Museum Exhibit, Ringo: Peace & Love, which features selections of the book's photos. A limited-edition hand-bound book, signed by Ringo, will be published in December. Photograph is the follow-up to Ringo's 2004 book, Postcards From The Boys, which collected his personal postcards from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison over the years.
Ringo said in a statement announcing the book: "I've got a lot of pictures in the eBook, a lot more in the real book and some in the exhibition in the Grammy Museum . . . These are shots that no one else could have. A good time was had by all in those days."
The press release for Photograph announced that the book will include, "forgotten photographs of his childhood home, family holidays and all-night parties on his road to stardom. It will also feature candid pictures of his fellow Beatles in pensive and playful moments, including washing, eating, recording, smoking, drinking and playing Monopoly" along with "Ringo's travel photos taken as the Beatles toured the world."
Beatles Examiner reported that an exclusive excerpt from Photograph is set to appear in the June 10th issue of People magazine, which hits newsstands on Friday (May 31st).
Ringo told us that during the Beatles' whirlwind career, there was never a point where he paused to consider the long-term effect of the band on either his or their fans' lives: "Even though we felt 'Yes, we're established and we've conquered all these countries, and we're sellin' a lot of records and they all love us,' it was not a thought (that) it's going to end tomorrow -- (or) it's going to go on forever. I never had that thought. It was just happening now, y'know? It wasn't like making plans for the future. It was just on this roll and we were all in our early 20's and we were just going with it."
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