News - 17 February 2022
Ringo Starr's LIFTED - Fab Images and Memories In My Life With The Beatles From Across The Universe
"Just in case you didn’t notice I have a book out lifted the proceeds go to a good cause I Lotus Foundation peace and love. "
Proceeds of the Limited-Edition Signed Book, Signed by Ringo Starr, Will Benefit The Lotus Foundation
Sold Exclusively Online at Julien’s Auctions
Ringo Starr’s LIFTED – Fab Images and Memories In My Life with the Beatles From Across The Universe – is the beloved drummer and pop culture icon’s exciting new hardcover coffee table book. Due by Valentine’s Day 2022 and available exclusively online at Julien’s Auctions, LIFTED offers in words and pictures, Starr’s singular and revealing perspective on his time in the greatest band in music history.
“I am not writing this book as a Beatle historian," Starr explains with a laugh. "I’m writing this book as a Beatle -- and there's only a couple of us who can do that.” Asked about the origins of this new project, Starr explains, “I didn’t keep all these photos. These fantastic images came back to me in recent years from here, there and everywhere -- online and off -- and have somehow helped me get back to seeing my life with The Fab Four through fresh eyes. A lot of the photos in this book I spotted on my phone and on my computer and “lifted” them because they brought back so many fabulous memories. In recent years, I’d gather these Beatles photos that I sometimes barely remembered. After a while, I thought, how great it would be to "lift" these fantastic photos and some of my other favorites for charity and tell my true tales that they inspire about what the four of us -- John, Paul, George and Ringo -- went through back in the day. And the best thing is that it’s all for a good cause because the money is going to our Lotus Foundation.
According to Starr, “When people ask me about the Beatles, I often tell them, `You better ask Paul,’ because somehow he seems to remember everything. But along with great projects like Get Back, seeing so many of these amazing Beatles images has really brought back those days to me and all the love and friendship that we four shared back then. So this a book full of Beatle images that many people haven’t seen and stories that I’m sharing with a little help from my longtime writer friend David Wild. We’ve all been through a pretty tough time for a lot of people who’ve been locked down, and this book has really lifted my spirits and took me back to where I once belonged in a whole new way. And in the end, that’s why this new book is called Lifted. The Beatles changed my life forever. So it’s about getting back and giving back.”
Ringo Starr’s LIFTED -- Images and Memories In My Life with the Beatles From Across The Universe – is a beautifully designed hard cover with jacket, many rarely seen images overlaid with captions and quotes by Ringo Starr with help from best-selling author and award-winning TV writer-producer David Wild. In the Forward, Ringo will explain the origin and motivation for the exciting new book. Proceeds from LIFTED, including a Limited-Edition Signed Book, signed by Ringo Starr, Will Benefit The Lotus Foundation and will be Sold Exclusively Online at Julien’s Auction.