61 of 61 portraits of Ringo Starr
by Mike McCartney
bromide print, early 1960s
8 5/8 in. x 12 in. (219 mm x 305 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Sir Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) (1940-), Musician; drummer for The Beatles. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear) (1944-), Musician; member of The Scaffold and photographer. Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
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RINGO SEEING STARRS: A natural lighting portrait of Richie in the back of 'our' Ford Classic car...dreaming of what might be. He joined the Fab Three from his original group 'Rory Storm and the Hurricanes' but was lucky that one of the best drummers on Merseyside had just broken his arm...me!
Caption originates from Remember: The Recollections and Photographs of Mike McCartney, 1992
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Events of 1960back to top
Current affairsPrince Andrew is born, the third child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.
The Contraceptive Pill is introduced in England, dramatically changing the nation's approach to sex and relationships, and significantly contributing to the 1960s culture of liberation.
Art and sciencePenguin books defend D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover against charges of obscenity by demonstrating that the novel was of literary merit. The 'not guilty' verdict was seen as a victory for free speech and marked the beginning if a new era of liberalism.
The satirical review Beyond the Fringe launches the careers of Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Jonathan Miller.
InternationalHarold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech to the South African Parliament in Cape Town, announcing Britain's decision to grant independence to many of her colonies. The speech recognised the emergence of African nationalism, and criticised the policy of Apartheid in South Africa.
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