ringo what are you doing
paul mccartney: professional drummer
India 1968, Rishikesh
Dangerously ill from the eve of his seventh birthday, Richy in Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital a happy shot that belies a bleak and tedious yearlong recovery from peritonitis. Three times doctors predicted he wouldn’t last the night.
From the book The Beatles All These Years Tune In Vol. 1 by Mark Lewisohn, Page 218
He proved them wrong
“His Liverpool College of Art roommate, Rod Murray, recalled how Stuart had occasional severe headaches while enrolled at school. ‘Stuart fell over from time to time. We thought he just has a bad sense of balance’”.——biographer Bob Spitz: The Beatles
This quote, if accurate, is important: it reveals that Stuart had health problems before Hamburg’s long nights, alcohol, overwork and pills.
"April 6, 1992 - A quartet of Beatles children backstage at the Royal Albert Hall after the "The Natural Law Party Presents George Harrison & Friends" benefit concert. Jason Starkey, Mary McCartney, Lee Starkey and Zak Starkey (who performed). From The Beatles Monthly Book. From the Lee Parkin Starkey Fan Group at yahoo." [SOURCE]
Ringo singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. The cutest thing ever.
Image: George by Stuart Sutcliffe
"The Harrisons always paid their way honestly. ‘Get out and get a job, son’. Demands that he do something mounted inexorably until…George couldn’t stand being got at any longer and got out. He quit, moving out of the family home and into Gambier Terrace.
It was a boldly independent step for a 17-year-old, and obligingly generous of John and Stu to shove aside some debris and make space. Though the studio room was a pigsty, from George’s point of view, here was sanity, space to think, to smoke, to play his guitar, to be with John and Stu.”—-All These Years/Tune In by Mark Lewisohn