Ringo Starr / Rory Storm And The Hurricanes / The Beatles: A series of five autograph letters from Ringo Starr to a girlfriend, each signed, October 1961 - October 1962,

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Ringo Starr / Rory Storm And The Hurricanes / The Beatles: A series of five autograph letters from Ringo Starr to a girlfriend, each signed,
October 1961 - October 1962,

Sold for £ 16,250 (US$ 20,718) inc. premium
Ringo Starr / Rory Storm And The Hurricanes / The Beatles: A series of five autograph letters from Ringo Starr to a girlfriend, each signed,
October 1961 - October 1962,
the correspondence all addressed Dear Doreen four letters from 10 Admiral Grove in Liverpool and one from France, altogether sixteen pages in autograph on various notepaper, four with post marked envelopes, the letters are all up-beat and chatty, with numerous spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, documenting Ringo's time playing and touring with various bands in numerous locations, exert reads;
- We have been playing around Liverpool and the outscerts [sic] since we came home referring to the Butlins residency I still lead the same type of life, bed between 2 and 4 and up at 12 to 2... in another letter he writes A lot has happened since i last wrote...i went back to Germany for two months January and February had a fab time...I was playing with Tony Sheradon and Roy Young...I had to come back at the end of Feb because of the floods they were terrable. [sic], Ringo also writes to Doreen from France while staying at one of the U.S.A army bases he jokes We live in a hostal about 3 to 4 miles from the camp in a small town called St Jean D'angely and there isn't many girls hear [sic] in fact we have not even seen any...(haha)
- he often asks to visit Doreen I was wondering if I could come and see you some time. I have plenty of time I don't work in the day...also I have a car..a new Ford Zodiac, It's a fab car and I can come and see you in it...
- he writes informing Dorren he has changed bands once again ...I got a phone call asking me would I join the Beatles and i said yes and I left Rory. I am doing very well with the new group we have a record out I hope you have herd [sic] it it is on Luxembury every night (also don't forget to buy it)..
he encloses in most recent photographs of himself and signs off Lots of Love and Luck, Ringo x x x,

Footnotes

  • Ringo Starr met Doreen Walker at Butlins in the summer of 1961 when he was there performing with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes as the camps resident band. Doreen had traveled to Butlins for an evening with a friend, who was at that time dating Rory Storm, and the pair were introduced. They struck up a friendship while at the holiday camp and vowed to stay in touch through letter writing as Doreen lived in Manchester with her family at the time.
    Doreen reminisces fondly of the friendship the pair had over a number of years and the letters which they sent back and forth. She recalls Ringo traveling to see her at her family home in Manchester, roaring up in his car and her mothers gasps at the noise and neighbours gossiping as to whom her daughter was circulating with.
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