With the Beatles
Ringo with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and some friends in 1961. "I've got all me rings on," he says. "That's why they called me Ringo." This was during the period when Ringo was still playing with Rory Storm (hence his very different look) but also sitting in with the Beatles. "Brian [Epstein] would knock on the door and say, 'They’ve got a session.' And I'd just go play the lunchtime session. We'd go to a club somewhere, or a pub and then I'd be back with Rory. And that happened several times until the end of '61 and of course a lot of the beginning of '62 I played several more times. That's how it happened. . . This is probably one of the first photos of me with the Beatles."