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Also on this day, February 11, 1965, Ringo Starr married his girlfriend Maureen Cox, who was on the early months of her pregnancy of their son Zak. The ceremony was celebrated at Caxton Hall in London.

On the third photograph, from left to right: Maureen’s father Joseph, John and Cynthia Lennon, Maureen’s mother Florence, George Harrison, Brian Epstein (he was the best man at the wedding) and Ringo’s step-father and mother Harry and Elsie. 

Paul McCartney was unable to attend as he was in Portugal at the time.

February 11, 1965 

Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox posing at Caxton Hall on their wedding day. From left: the bride’s father; Joseph Cox, Cynthia Lennon, the bride’s mother, Florence Cox, John Lennon, George Harrison; Ringo and his bride, Maureen, Brian Epstein, Ringo’s stepfather, Harry Graves, and mother, Elsie Graves. The only Beatle missing was Paul McCartney, who was on vacation. 

Photograph by Robert Freeman.