Gilbert Taylor: An original b/w press or promotion photograph of the English drummer and singer Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey; b. 1940) during the shooting of the movie “A Hard Day's Night” (1964). Back with cropping instructions and newspaper notices dated February 8th 1970 and August 27th 1989. Photo size 24×18 cm. Frame size 43×33 cm.
Ringo Starr was drummer in “The Beatles” from mid 1962 and right until the disintegration in 1970. Since then he has created numerous solo records, film projects and toured with his group, “Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band”. His career as a drummer started in 1958, at which point he was a member of “Rory Storm and the Hurricanes”. Ringo Starr met “The Beatles” in Hamburg in the late summer of 1960, when both bands performed in the German city. Here they shared wardrobe, that is that they all slept in the same backroom in a Reeperbahn public house. Ringo Starr made a good impression on John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison and since the then drummer of “The Beatles”, Pete Best, did not get along with the other three members, they later decided to replace him with their new acquaintance.