Five Beatles fans who were photographed by Ringo Starr during the band's first US tour, finally met their idol almost 50 years later last weekend in Las Vegas. The friends were reunited last month, after answering Ringo's appeal for information on the teenagers he captured in a snapshot he took in New York City in February 1964.
The friends were reunited last month, after answering the drummer's appeal for information on the teenagers he captured in a snapshot while being driven from New York's JFK airport in February 1964. The picture, which Starr took through the window of his limousine on the George Washington Bridge, spans the central pages of Photograph, a new anthology of photography through his career. Over the weekend, the group – who had skipped lessons at their high school in New Jersey to pursue the band in a Chevrolet Impala that day – were flown to Las Vegas to watch Starr in concert. "I finally became a centrefold," Suzanne Rayot, 66, told Starr during a meeting backstage. "Thanks for taking such a wonderful picture," added Arlene Norbe, also 66. "I never knew that you were such a gifted photographer." Starr replied: "That's a lucky shot – don't tell anyone".
Source: The Telegraph, UK
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