News - 21 Oct 2013
Welcome USA Today Readers: Search for the Stars of Ringo's Photograph
USA Today are trying to locate the people in Ringo Starr’s photograph – can you help?
Ringo took this picture during The Beatles’ first visit to the USA, almost 50 years ago. The Beatles were booked to play The Ed Sullivan Show whilst still relatively unknown in America, but by the time they arrived, they were greeted by a crowd of 4,000 fans. An estimated 73 million people tuned in to see the show, and Beatlemania swept the States.
‘They’re looking at us, and I’m photographing them. The first couple of years, we saw a lot of places from the car because we couldn’t go out anywhere. We were just too big time. Everybody wanted a piece of us, so getting out was a big day.’– Ringo Starr in PHOTOGRAPH
Are you one of the people in the picture, or do you know them? Do you know where this photograph might have been taken? Would you like to share your memories of The Beatle’s first visit to the USA? You can email your stories to
This photograph is one of many unseen images in Ringo Starr’s new, signed limited edition book. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPH, click here.