Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Happy Birthday Ringo

Ringo (do I need to use his last name?) turns 70 today. He's celebrating at Radio City Music Hall with his All Starr Band. In honor of his birthday I thought I'd post a copy of my Help album. His "ring" is circled. The ring of course was a plot in the film. What possesses a four year old to alter album covers? It was done all the time back then. Unfortunately it's a pleasure that is not available to kids today. Happy Birthday Ringo!

Piece of trivia: Originally the Beatles were suppose to be spelling out HELP in semaphore for the cover. This turned out to look esthetically unpleasing to the eye, so the photographer Robert Freeman decided to place them as he thought would look best. There are many theories about them spelling out NVUJ or LPUS (lp record by us). It seems those theories are as baseless as Paul being dead.

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