Monday 21 September 2015


Ringo playing at the Cavern Club Photo: © Ringo Starr

Who better to take pictures of the Beatles than a member of the band? You get great access and the inside story.
Ringo delivers just that in his new book Photograph, which also includes images from the very early days.
There he is in the first shot of him playing at the Cavern Club before the band was formed.

Ringo in his first car, a Standard Vanguard, bought from another drummer, Johnny Hutch, for £75 Photo: © Ringo Starr

And in the picture of his first car, a Standard Vanguard that cost £75 so he could carry his own drums.

"I took George Harrison in my Zephyr Zodiac to pick up his first car. He bought a Ford Anglia – he was young! On the way home, a dog ran in front of my car, and this was the bill for my helpful endeavours," he writes in one of the insightful captions.
In 1960 he got a three-month gig at the Butlins holiday camp in Wales. "There was a little consternation at home – it was like a family gathering. They said, 'It's all right as a hobby, son,' but I said,'No, this is what I'm going to do'."
George Martin, Steve Gadd and his lady, Paul and Linda, Ringo and Barbara. Montserrat, February 1981 Photo: © Ringo Starr
Butlins was where he took a call from Brian Epstein, soon to be the band's manager, asking him to join the band.
"So I said,'Sure, when?'
"This was Wednesday and he said, 'Today, Tonight.'
Ringo with the Harmony guitar that he had when he went to Nashville to record Beaucoups of Blues Photo: © Ringo Starr

"I said, 'No, I can't join tonight, we're in a band here, we've got a job. No, I'll come Saturday!'"
He adds that everyone knows the rest of the story.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905662333
Publisher: Genesis Publications
Publication date: 09/21/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 12.40(h) x 1.10(d)


From behind the drums to behind the lens, in PHOTOGRAPH Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond.
Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo's original manuscript of over 15,000 words, PHOTOGRAPH gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world's greatest musicians.
From Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom, join Ringo on his travels in his photographic memoir.


  1. Aaaay ojalá me lo pudiera comprar.... no se si se hizo una edición en español...
    Antes me compraba todo, ahora estoy más quedada.. tengo que activarme jajaja.
    Abrazo Beatle :)