Five friends who were photographed by Ringo Starr during The Beatles' first trip to the US almost 50 years ago are to finally meet their idol, after being reunited and recreating the drummer's snapshot.
Now in their 60s, the group came forward after Starr appealed for details of the five teenagers in a Chevrolet Impala whom he snapped with his personal camera when they sided up to his limousine. Having caught only a brief glimpse of him during the 1964 tour, they are now due to travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, next month to watch Starr in concert and reminisce with him about Beatlemania. The trip was arranged by NBC after the group appeared on the Today show to reconstruct the photograph, which appears in a new book by Starr, and to recall skipping school to see him. “When Ringo rolled down the window, of course we were so excited,” said Suzanne Rayot, now 66. “He said 'hello, love'. I didn't know who he was saying that to – but I hoped it was me”.
Source: The Telegraph, UK
Photo Credit: NBC