Ringo Starr Searches For Fans From 1960's Photograph
Ringo Starr wants to find the teenage fans, now in their sixties, that he photographed in February 1964 in Miami during The Beatles first trip to the United States.
Throughout his illustrious music career, Starr made a habit of snapping pictures wherever he traveled. Two hundred and fifty of these photographs have been selected for a book that the drummer is having published. Among those photos is one in which a handful of teenage fans in a convertible are looking directly at the camera.
“It’s just a great shot. They're looking at us and I'm photographing them,” Starr wrote in the book.
Some questioned whether or not Starr’s picture was actually taken in Miami, Beach, considering the fact that all of the teens are bundled up in jackets. The location detail, which would effect the ease with which Starr could find his photo’s subjects, was confirmed by the Miami Herald. After searching the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the newspaper found that the city suffered a cold spell during the time of The Beatles’ visit.
Starr’s 250 pictures will be published in Photograph, which will be released Nov. 22 and available at www.RingoPhotoBook.com. The proceeds from the books, priced at 345 pounds (about $560), will go to Starr’s Lotus Foundation. All of the 2,500 limited copies of Photograph books will be signed by the musician.
– Chelsea Regan