Ringo Starr has decided to share his photographs taken before, during and after his time as a member of the Beatles in "Photograph," first to be published June 12 as an e-book, and later this year in physical form.
"These are shots no one else could have," Starr said in a statement with the announcement of the book, coming in conjunction with the Grammy Museum's new "Ringo: Peace & Love" exhibition focusing on Starr's career, the first major museum look devoted to the drummer's life and music. It also is scheduled to open June 12.
"Photograph" will include candid shots of bandmates John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as well as images from Ringo's days before joining the Fab Four, when he was one of Liverpool's most popular aspiring rockers.
The e-book will be available exclusively at Apple's iBookstore, and the limited-edition hand-bound version, due in December, will be published by Genesis Books, publisher of high-end celebrity books, including a previous book Starr assembled, "Postcards From the Boys."
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