Ringo Starr has set a June 12 2013 release date for his new ebook, Photograph, which will feature a collection of never-before-seen material, including photos taken by Ringo as well as exclusive images from his own personal archives.
The ebook will be released exclusively on the iBookstore in conjunction with the Grammy Museum Exhibit, "Ringo: Peace & Love", where select images from the book will be displayed. Starr explains, "These are shots that no one else could have."
Starr will be following up the eBook release with a limited-edition hand-bound book, signed by Ringo Starr, will follow in December 2013. Ringso says, "I've got a lot of pictures in the ebook, a lot more in the real book and some in the exhibition in the Grammy Museum."
We were sent the following additional information about "Photograph": Ringo shares forgotten photographs of his childhood home, family holidays and all-night parties on his road to stardom. He candidly captures his Beatles bandmates in pensive and playful moments: washing, eating, recording, smoking, drinking and playing monopoly.
Pictures of 'the boys' are joined by Ringo's travel photography, taking you inside the car with The Beatles as they toured the world. His photographs and stories portray four lads from Liverpool, trying to live normal lives amidst the frenzy that surrounded them.
The digital book lifts the Genesis design off the page into an interactive format. Readers can pick up and zoom in on photographs as they scroll through Ringo's memoir, while audio clips narrated by Ringo tell the previously unheard stories of the photos.
Ringo tells tales of growing up in Liverpool and his time in hospital, where he played a drum for the first time. He remembers his first car, drum-kit, girls and bands, amidst the excitement of the emerging Merseybeat scene. Ringo has also filmed exclusive videos for this ebook, featuring interviews, music and animation.