In a video interview with CNN's Denise Quan that was posted on YouTube Oct. 25, Ringo Starr said his memories of the Beatles' initial welcome to America, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, were “incredible.” And besides being an exciting time for music, Starr said it also was an exciting time for the Beatles. (You can see the video interview on this page.)
“All the music we loved came from America. It was a most exciting time. And landing in New York. … the memories were incredible. But the emotion of being in America was just too much.”
Starr talked the upcoming release of new Beatles music from their BBC sessions, “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2,” which hits the streets Nov. 11, and how the BBC recordings were important.
“We'd be on the way to a gig and pop into the BBC and do 10 numbers for them and then go off and do a show, and then come back and record a number and then do a photo session. It was busy.”
He also said he said his pictures were nice records of what was going on around him.
“It was being in the moment, taking shots. The ones I like were out the car window … there's a shot of a pelican. I'd never seen a pelican 'till we got to Florida. So just things I took, really."
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