(Top and Bottom) 25 February 2017 at Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles, book launch for “I, Me, Mine” the extended version. Middle : George and Ringo Handwritten lyrics to “Hey Ringo” from “I, Me, Mine” the extended version.
“At a private reception February 25 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Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park, Starr was perusing the lyrics to one of the previously unpublished songs included in the new volume, one that name checked him, “Hey Ringo.”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 my guitar with you til I drop dead”
“I’m sorry” he said, his eyes misting and turning back toward his wife, actress Barbara Bach.
- Excerpt from Los Angeles Times, 2 March 2017, “Memories Of the Quiet Beatle” by Randy Lewis