Category: ringo starr

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The Beatles filming Help! in the Bahamas, 1965.

Although the Caribbean scenes come at the end of the film, they were the first to be shot. They arrived on February 23rd for the 14-day Caribbean shoot. Much of the film’s beach scenes were shot on Cabbage Beach, on the northern side of Paradise Island.

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The Beatles photographed by Emilio Lari

on the set of Help! (1965)

The Beatles posing at the Victoria Monument in Derby Square, Liverpool on February 1, 1963.

Photos by Michael Ward

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The Beatles cover session for the album Yesterday and Today at Vale Studios in Chelsea on March 25, 1966. 

Photos by Robert Whitaker

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The Beatles on the set of Help! (1965)

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The Beatles relaxing poolside in Bel Air on August 24, 1964.  

The Beatles played the Hollywood Bowl on August 22nd having flown to Los Angeles the night before after their show in Vancouver. They stayed at a rented house on St. Pierre Road in Brown Canyon, Bel Air.

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The Beatles during the filming of Help! (1965)

On this day in music history: November 24, 1973 – “Photograph” by Ringo Starr hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Ringo Starr and George Harrison, it is the first solo chart topper for the former Beatle drummer. Ringo Starr’s self-titled third album, has its genesis in early 1973 after producer Richard Perry (Nilsson, Captain Beefheart) asks Starr if he’ll be a presenter at the Grammy Awards which are being telecast in Nashville, TN that year. Starr in turn suggests to Perry that they work together. Perry accepts the offer, quickly assembling musicians and booking studio time in L.A.. They record five songs in five days including all three major singles from the album.  Ringo calls on his former Beatle band mates including George Harrison, who writes two songs for the project, with he and Starr collaborating on “Photograph”. The track features various musician friends including Harrison on 12-string acoustic guitar and harmony vocals, Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Jim Keltner (drums), Klaus Voorman (bass), Bobby Keys (saxophone) and is arranged by Jack Nitzsche. Any previous doubts about the former Beatle drummer’s post band fortunes are immediately smashed, when “Photograph” is released as the first single from “Ringo” on September 24, 1973. Entering the Hot 100 at #74 on October 6, 1973, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. The original 45 pressing of the single come with custom picture labels of Starr lying under a silver metallic sheet with the image cropped in the shape of a star. This same image is used for the single picture sleeve and for the labels of the original vinyl LP. “Photograph” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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The Beatles on set of a “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)  

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The Beatles at Capitol Records in Hollywood, 1966.

Photos by Bruce McBroom