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Ringo Starr’s Lost Beatles Photo Album

See pics unearthed after nearly five decades in Ringo’s basement, complete with commentary from Starr

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Throughout the Beatles years, Ringo Starr was often photographed toting a camera – but he thought the pictures he shot had been lost forever. "We finally found them in a basement in storage," he says. "I was shocked. We even found two books of negatives. Who thought I was that tidy?” Now a new book, Photograph (Genesis Publications), collects his photos, plus tons of unseen images of Starr and his bandmates. Many of the photos — stemming from his childhood to his earliest days in the Beatles to candid backstage and in studio shots — have never been seen anywhere. 

ANDY GREENE

Ringo Starr/Genesis Publications

Two Guys, One Mic

"We're in the studio here," says Ringo of this shot of John and Paul. "We can only be doing the vocals the way the boys are dressed. My guess is that this is 1964, but these outfits look a little later than that. John and Paul always sang into the same microphone when they did harmonies, and if George was singing he'd be on the same mic too. And that’s why the harmonies are so great because they’re close to each other and they can hear each other."

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