Donnerstag, 2. September 2004: RINGO STARR: Buch POSTCARDS FROM THE BOYS
Autor: RINGO STARR. Verlag: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA. ISBN-10: 081184613X; ISBN-13: 978-0811846134.
Gebundenes Buch; Format: 27,0 cm hoch x 26,0 cm breit; 109 Seiten; Abbildungen: 53 Postkarten (jeweils Vorder- und Rückseite); englischsprachig.
Auf dem Buchcover ist ein “Wackelbild”, bestehend aus Foto “PAUL, GEORGE & JOHN” und Foto “RINGO”.
Inhalt: 53 Postkarten von JOHN, PAUL und GEORGE an RINGO plus zusätzliche Informationen von RINGO STARR zu den einzelnen Postkarten.
Pressetext: Ringo loved to receive mail, especially from his band mates. Didn’t matter much what the notes said—”everything here is still going well, except we miss you,” “doing nothing at all” or “YOU ARE THE GREATEST DRUMMER IN THE WORLD”—he saved them, and now, 38 years after getting a postcard from Paul from Spain (“not understanding a word but having fun”), he shares them in this intimate, funny and moving collection. The fronts of the cards are displayed on left-hand pages—there are Copenhagen rooftops, topless Zulu women, topless Australian scuba divers, Prince Charles, the Statue of Liberty, topless Hawaiian ukulele players—while the backs appear on right-hand pages. The notes allow readers into an insider club of sorts, shedding light on the good, the bad and making music, and Ringo offers commentary below each one. For example, after a note from John and Yoko saying, “Who’d have thought it would come to this….” Ringo recalls, “This was a hell time because it was the family break-up.” Another card, from Paul, reads, “YOU GOT THAT SOMETHING.” Asks Ringo, “What was happening in my life here? Do you know?” Perhaps what these missives best illuminate is the deep friendship that existed among “the boys,” despite all that was going on with the Beatles and in the world, proving, perhaps, that all you need is love.