RINGO STARR & MUM (1949)

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The year is 1949. A few days ago, on July 7th, a friend of us all celebrated his 74th birthday. I’m talking about none other than Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr. Well, The Beatles’ drummer is out and about on summer tour as Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Today, we’ve got a classic family photo of 9 year-old Ritchie with his ‘mum’ – and his trusty accordian. They’re posing in front of their home in The Dingle section of Liverpool. How different the face of music would have been – had he stuck with it. Fortunately for us, Ritchie switched to the skins, becoming Ringo Starr – drummer for Rory Storm & The Hurricanes in 1959.

Three years later, in August 1962, The Beatles came calling, and Ringo joined in with John, Paul, and George to form the lineup of the group we all know and love. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

1949 - Ringo 101 (R1)

1949 - Ringo Starr At Home in The Dingle

A FAVORITE BEATLES CLIP

On April 28, 1964, The Fab Four recorded a TV special, “Around The Beatles”, which aired in England on May 6th. On the program, along with musical performances, the boys present their marvelous send-up of Pyramus and Thisbe, from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. This clip reveals The Beatles were every bit as ingenius as comic actors, as they were as musical craftsmen. Look for Ringo in this one. He’s easy to spot – even without his accordian. Cheers!

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