A new ebook featuring rare photos and personal recollections from Ringo Starr will be released June 12, exclusively via Apple's iBookstore. In the interactive publication, titled Photograph , the ex- Beatles drummer tells his life story through previously unseen images from his archives along with accompanying text, video and audio. The eBook can be viewed using an iPad with an iBooks program, or on any computer utilizing iTunes.
Among the many pics included in the eBook are photos from Starr's childhood, as well as candid shots he took of his Beatles band mates in a variety of scenarios and locations. There also are images of various pieces of memorabilia from throughout the rock legend's long career. In addition, Ringo has created audio and video segments especially for the eBook in which he shares details about the many photos. "These are shots no one else could have," says Starr.
On the same day that the Photograph eBook is released, a new exhibition focusing on Starr, called "Ringo: Peace & Love," will open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature the drum sets Ringo played at The Beatles' legendary Shea Stadium concert and on The Ed Sullivan Show , as well as his Sgt. Pepper 's costume, the cape he wore in the Help! movie, the red jacket worn during The Beatles' famed London rooftop concert, and an assortment of photos, documents and mementos from Starr's days with and before the Fab Four.
If you'd rather not go the ebook route, a limited-edition physical version of Photograph is scheduled to be published in December. Starr will personally sign 2,500 copies of the hard-bound volume, which will feature even more images than the ebook edition does.
The Photograph evook is priced at $9.99. You can pre-order it now at iTunes, while the bound version can be pre-ordered at RingoPhotograph.com .
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