The Beatles – Vintage Ringo/George 1962 Photograph
An extremely rare vintage photograph of Ringo Starr (then a member of Rory Storm & The Hurricanes) giving Beatle George Harrison a drum lesson at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, England on Sept. 14, 1962. This was taken during the preparations for “Operation Big Beat,” a concert featuring the Beatles, Hurricanes, Gerry & The Pacemakers and Billy J. Kramer. This was taken by Beatle friend and “Mersey Beat” photographer Brian Matthews. Printed and filed away in ’62, it was rediscovered in late 1964 and printed as an exclusive in the January 1965 issue of”16 Magazine.” On the reverse are publication notes from 16, and Matthews has written “Backstage at Tower, N.B./An impromptu drumming lesson for George from Ringo. Ringo was then with Hurricanes.” This photograph comes from the archive of “16” editor Gloria Stavers, and her copyright stamps also appear on the back. Included is a page from the February, 1965 issue of “16” where this photo was printed in the bottom left corner. Pre-fame photographs of the Beatles (printed at the time) are extremely rare and desirable, and this one is a beauty ! 8″ x 10″, and in excellent condition.
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