May 1968 - Mia Farrow and Ringo Starr behind their cameras in Church Square, Shepperton photographed by Henry Grossman from his book, Places I Remember: My Time With the Beatles. Ringo, Maureen, Mia Farrow and Henry Grossman spent the day together, first visiting at Ringo and Maureen’s home, Sunny Heights, then going out for a meal together at a restaurant in Church Square, and then they all went back to Mia’s house where they were joined by George and Pattie.
May 16th 1969 - Maureen boards the QEII with her husband and two sons to set sail for New York.
Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover
➥ Based on this photoset
September 1965, Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. One week-old Zak gets his press debut.
aww the 3rd photo makes me all warm and fuzzy inside:3
From the MaureenStarrTribute group in Yahoo!
“One of the holidays we went on, again with Ringo and Maureen, was on a yacht in the Bahamas, the Happy Days. I remember writing Things We Said Today in one of the cabins below deck one afternoon on my acoustic guitar. I got away from the main party but it was a bit queasy downstairs; you could smell the oil and the boat was rocking a bit and I’m not the best sailor in the world, so I wrote a little bit of it downstairs and then the rest of it on the back deck where you couldn’t smell the engine. I don’t know why the engine was on, I suppose we were moving.
I wrote Things We Said Today on acoustic. It was a slightly nostalgic thing already, a future nostalgia: we’ll remember the things we said today, some time in the future, so the song projects itself into the future and then is nostalgic about the moment we’re living in now, which is quite a good trick. It has interesting chords. It goes C, F, which is all normal, then the normal thing might be to go to F minor, but to go to the B flat was quite good. It was a sophisticated little tune.”
Virgin Islands Holiday, May 3-27, 1964.
“We had a 30-foot motor boat that we’d rented. It came with a captain and his wife, and a deck-hand. It was nothing palatial, but we cruised around having a great time. I was with Maureen, and Paul was with Jane Asher. Jane couldn’t go in the sun and Paul got sunburnt one day and was screaming all night. Our bedrooms were either side of the passageway with only curtains dividing them, so you could hear everything.”
“Fantastic scenery in those islands - we really felt we were in another world. I remember taking the dinghy out to do some spear fishing. I had this clumsy old spear with me - honestly, it was big enough to catch whales. So I dove - or is it dived? - off the boat and started hunting around for fish. There were lots of little fish kicking around down below, but suddenly I saw some barracudas. Miniature sharks. Nasty fellows those! You can annoy other fish but barracudas are not for stirring. They’re for avoiding. I tried to get them to go away but it didn’t work. So I ran for my life - well, swam for it, anyway! You couldn’t see me for bubbles. Of course I didn’t catch anything that trip.”
-Paul McCartney [x]
Day 27 | Favourite Beatles Concert
August 15, 1965: Shea Stadium, with of 55,600 fans who attended, and 2,000 security personnel to control the crowd. At the end of the show (During I’m Down) John thought the whole crowd to be hysterical that he even began playing the keyboard with his elbows.
January 30, 1969: The Beatles Rooftop Concert, traffic was brought to a halt as the lunchtime crowds gathered on the pavement below and all the windows and roofs surrounding Apple Headquarters quickly filled with lucky fellows getting a privileged view of the last ever, and probably most unique, Beatles concert. The police tried to put a stop to it, but were reluctant to pull the plug on such an extraordinary scene. Whilst playing Dig A Pony, an assistant had to kneel in front of John holding a clipboard with the lyrics. The Final version of Get Back was interrupted by the police and Paul ad-libbed,
“You’ve been playing on the roofs again and you know your momma doesn’t like it, she’s gonna have you arrested!”
At the end, Maureen burst into loud applause and cheers, causing Paul to return to the microphone and say, “Thanks, Mo!” John ended the set, and the Beatles’ live career, with
“I’d like to say ‘thank you’ on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.”
And so these are my favourite concerts, because it showed the true magic of Beatlemania, and the Fab Four’s silliness. It forever etched history with a reminder that the Beatles were, and are, bigger than Jesus.
Oh my god you are such a turn on
Paul and Ringo are just fully taking advantage of their looks here… damn
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine Premiere, London (1968)