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_Dhani Harrison; United States/Estados Unidos; Los Angeles; Subliminal Projects Gallery; Launch of George Harrison’s book “I, Me, Mine”/Lançamento do livro “I, Me, Mine”, de George Harrison; February 25th 2017/25 de fevereiro de 2017. George Harrison; Dark Horse; 1974.

_Photo/Foto: Jeff Kravitz.

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Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery in Echo Park, Starr was perusing the lyrics to one of the previously unpublished songs included in the new volume, one that name-checked him, ‘Hey Ringo.’After smiling at a rhyme about ‘my guitar sounds so bare/when your drums aren’t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

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(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

(*Edit: Ringo is actually 76)

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Olivia and Dhani Harrison at the book launch for “I, Me Mine” 25 February 2017 at Subliminal Projects Gallery in Los Angeles. Hand written lyrics to “Mother Divine” from “I, Me, Mine” the extended version.

“The book is mainly lyrics and text, “ Olivia said, “so I didn’t think it was fair to add a lot more photos.” Instead she focused on gathering more lyrics for songs he never released such as “Mother Divine”  — “It’s a lovely sentiment” she said, “and something he did sing over the years, maybe as a mantra.”

Los Angeles Times, 2 March 2017, “Memories Of the Quiet Beatle” by Randy Lewis