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Ringo Starr in Downing Street, London - November 1965
Terry O'Neill: “I have no idea why I shot Ringo outside 10 Downing Street. He must have given some quote to a magazine saying he’d make a great Prime Minister or something. They were happy to do these kinds of shots all the time, but only as long as they trusted the photographer.“

“Pete was the closest friend John ever had, apart from the Beatles… John respected Pete because he stood up to him and could be a bit like John – a bit sarcastic and moody. John went to Pete for advice on lots of things, and their friendship from schooldays continued right through the 1960s. And I know they did meet up in New York in the 1970s.” - Bill Harry, Mersey Beat publisher.

“One thing he was really proud of was that he was at times the only person, outside the Beatles and the producer, engineer and technicians, who was allowed in the studio with the band when they were recording… He remained close to John until Yoko Ono came on the scene. He said she took him from being a pop star to an artist and he respected that and took a back seat.”-   Phillip Goldbourn, Shotton’s stepson

Rest In Peace Pete Shotton (4 August 1941 – 24 March 2017) You’re with John now.