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Ringo Starr Wants To Know Who Is In This Photo. Can You Help Him?

Ringo Starr wants to know who is in this photo. Can you help?

Former Beatle Ringo Starr is looking for the grown teenagers who appear in the photo taken when the legendary band made its first trip to the US. Can you help?

It has been nearly five decades since Ringo Starr snapped the photo of several teens crammed in a car in 1964, while The Beatles were on their way to an appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show”.

Ringo Starr is an avid photographer and has published a book with never before seen images of the rest of the band and some like this one, which he has kept since those days.

The famous drummer, known for his bopping head while playing some of the best known tunes in history, thinks the photo was taken in Miami, so if you were one of the teens in this car chasing down The Beatles in February of 1964, Ringo Starr wants to meet you.

Four boys and two girls are seen in the black and white photo, packed in their car waving back at band members Ringo, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison as they tried to capture the attention of the British singers.

The musician released this photo along with 240 others, in his new book titled Photograph, showing what many didn’t know, that he is an excellent photographer. The e-book was released earlier this year and a limited print version will be available in November.

The Beatles: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison.

In a recent interview with USA Today, Ringo Starr said he would like to meet the starstruck teens that are staring back at one of the first true rock stars of modern times. The teens would now be in their 60s.

Even though The Beatles performed in New York and Washington D.C. during that first visit to the US, Ringo Starr believes the photo in question was taken in Miami, where the band stayed for more than a week.

Some believe the picture is not from the Miami visit since all the teens are wearing coats or heavy sweaters and the roof on their convertible is not pulled down, which would be the reasonable thing to do in sunny South Florida.

However, there is an explanation for that apparent contradiction, The Miami Herald reports that historical data from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, shows there was a cold snap in Miami that week, with the temperature dipping to 44 degrees on February 20.

If you think you recognize any of the people in that photograph or you think you are part of the group, Ringo Starr wants to talk to you. Leave us a message on the space below.

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48 Responses to “Ringo Starr Wants To Know Who Is In This Photo. Can You Help Him?”

  1. Anonymous

    Well, that's easy. The guy behind the wheel is Dracula! Look at those teeth!

  2. Anonymous

    Well, that's easy. The guy behind the wheel is Dracula! Look at those teeth!

  3. Anonymous

    Well, that's easy. The guy behind the wheel is Dracula! Look at those teeth!

  4. Kenny Roemer

    It appears these kids have winter coats on , wouldn't happen in Miami , try another city Ringo maybe D.C. or N.Y.

  5. Cindy Ray

    "The Miami Herald reports that historical data from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, shows there was a cold snap in Miami that week, with the temperature dipping to 44 degrees on February 20."

  6. Anonymous

    My guess is he hooked up with the chick on the right and wants to "reunite."

  7. Chuck Young

    I don't know who they are, but I was at the airport (Miami International) that day in that crowd. I was 12 at the time, and went with my cousin. Being born and raised in Florida, I can attest that it DOES GET COLD. Hopefully Ringo finds those teenagers. It was right about the time that they were filming Goldfinger in Miami Beach. I wish it was me!

  8. John B. Krug

    …actually, the sullivan show featuring the beatles was broadcast from Miami that particular week.

  9. John B. Krug

    I hope that the people in ringo starr's photo are found….i think this is a classy gesture to think of the fans on his part…. :)!

  10. Rev Velveteen Sly

    The band doesn't exist anymore…so they're all "former Beatles."

  11. Rev Velveteen Sly

    they explained why it was cold there that year, see above

  12. Brian Froberg

    Kenny you're a moron. Having lived in south Florida for over a decade before I can attest that on occasion is DOES indeed get codl. Not to mention historical record shows it was in the 40s that week.

  13. Anonymous

    Why he says 5 teens, I see 6 of them in that picture….One is behind the guy on the right..

  14. Randall Ferraro

    Kenny gets a big kick out of commenting on stories he hasn't read

  15. Anonymous

    Why should the fans help him? Isn't this the same guy who had the audacity to tell his fans that he wasn't going to sign any more autographs or respond to fan mail? He doesn't have time for his fans, so why should they have time for him?

  16. Barbara Svetz Clare

    Our picture has been in more magazines, newsreels, newspapers etc. It is amazing that when the Beatles came off the plane and Paul pointed to the observation deck at Idlewild that day, the cameras zoomed in and we were filmed and are still being shown just now in the above film clip..that is us with the little sign hanging over the edge..how can we contact Ringo Starr to let him know we are consistently alive and well through their arrival. Just recently 3 of us had a reunion after 40 years and still cannot believe that day and how it has had so much publicity for a few teen age girls now all in their 60"s..We would love to be a part of this..barbaraclare@hotmail.com..it would be an honor to be apart of this..I also have the printed picture on my facebook page in one of the albums and us getting ready to go to the airport when they were leaving..

  17. Joanna Duarte

    Pretty amazing if they find those people they will probably be in tears I know I would seeing myself long ago having a blast shit I hope he finds them.

  18. Bob Mauro

    Ringo has always been a good person and anytime you sent him a request he has always honored it, lets not forget he has been signing autographs for well over 50 years, now it's his time. When was the last time you got an autograph from Mick Jagger or Robert Plant.. yeah I thought so. We love you Ringo and it's ok in my book that you don't sign anymore. Your a class act

  19. Bob Mauro

    Rev Velveteen Sly Never never never, once a Beatle always a Beatle and if John were still alive he would tell you the same. The band may have ended but the Beatles did not

  20. Garry Berman

    Go to the Facebook page for Fair Lawn, New Jersey, "You know you are from Fair Lawn if…" and you will see postings by several people who have identified those in the photo by name.