1964 photo by Ringo Starr, from his 2013 book Photograph.(Photo: Ringo Starr)
During The Beatles' first U.S. visit in February 1964, Ringo Starr snapped this photo as the carload of teens passed the band on a freeway. Now the famous drummer is wondering who and where they are.
"It's just a great shot," Starr writes in his picture-packed tome Photograph, released earlier this year as an e-book and out in print on Nov. 22. "They're looking at us and I'm photographing them."
Recognize anyone in Starr's snapshot? The six (one is faintly visible on the far right) are likely in their 60s now. Starr's memory is fuzzy, but he believes he took the photo in Florida, possibly in Miami.
Is that you in the driver's seat? Or do you know one of the passengers? If you can shed light on the identities of Ringo's mystery subjects, e-mail USA TODAY music writer Edna Gundersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on Twitter, @EdnaGundersen.
The image, being published for the first time, is among 240 in the limited-edition leather-bound Photograph (Genesis Publications), culled from photos Starr has taken over his lifetime. Shots reveal a sentimental journey from childhood days through the Beatles era and beyond, and he shares stories about the pictures in the book's 300-plus pages.
Photograph, also the title of Starr's 1973 hit co-written by George Harrison, will be unveiled Oct. 23 at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, along with the Photograph Portfolio, a series of 12 signed prints. A selection of prints will remain on view at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles.
The drummer and his All Starr Band, which toured the Pacific Rim in the spring, will perform in Las Vegas Nov. 22-23 after dates Oct. 29 to Nov. 18 in South America and Mexico.