George Harrison and Ringo Starr, 1990. Photo: Getty Images.
“At a private reception Saturday at artist Shepard Fairey’s
Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park, Starr was perusing the lyrics
to one of the previously unpublished songs included in the new volume,
one that name-checked him, ‘Hey Ringo.’After smiling at a rhyme
about ‘my guitar sounds so bare/when your drums aren’t there,’ the
75-year-old drummer became choked with emotion by the next line: ‘Hey
Ringo, there’s one thing that I’ve not said/I’ll play guitar with you
till I drop dead.’‘I’m sorry,’ he said, his eyes misting and turning back toward his wife, actress Barbara Bach.” - Los Angeles Times, 24 February 2017
“The book includes a handful of lyrics never recorded, including something from the early Seventies called ‘Hey Ringo,’ which includes the line: ‘Hey Ringo, there’s one thing that I’ve not said/I’ll play my guitar with you till I drop dead.’
'I was really moved because I’d never seen it,’ Ringo Starr told Rolling Stone, minutes after seeing the song for the first time during a weekend VIP celebration of the book at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. 'He was my best friend. I had two other great friends, and three brothers. We were pals.’” - Rolling Stone, 2 March 2017
“'There was a folder in George’s piano bench and inside I found a typed lyric for Hey, Ringo. It think it dates from around 1970,’ Olivia Harrison said. She also said she believed he had recorded music for the track on a home cassette.
She added that the piano bench was 'the stool Billy Preston (Beatles organist) used to leap about on when he played with George.’ Olivia Harrison gave a copy of the lyrics to Starr at a party in Los Angeles commemorating her husband’s 74th birthday in February. She said: 'He’d never seen this song before. He said "What is this?” He was so surprised.’“ - NME, 17 June 2017
The Beatles gathered at EMI Studios (3 Abbey Rd, London) on the morning of Friday 8th August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Ian Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.
Prior to the shoot, Paul McCartney had sketched his ideas for the cover, to which Macmillan added a more detailed illustration. (image 1)
A policeman held the traffic as Macmillan, from a stepladder positioned in the middle of the road, took six shots as the group walked across the zebra crossing just outside the studio.
_Ringo Starr and/e Pattie Boyd; England/Inglaterra; Twickenham; The Turk’s Head Pub/Pub The Turk’s Head; Filming of “A Hard Day’s Night”/Filmagem de “A Hard Day’s Night”;
1964/10 de março de 1964.