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Postcards from the Boys

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Whenever John, Paul, or George went on a trip, they would send Ringo a postcard. Now, for the first time, Ringo Starr is opening his private archive to share this delightful and very intimate correspondence. Whether it's John advising Ringo to record a "great & simple" song like Blondie's Heart of Glass, Paul and Jane Asher dropping a note from Rishikesh to report on t...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Chronicle Books
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Aug 30, 2007 Frederick rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beatles Fans
Shelves: beatles, ringo
This, literally, is a collection of postcards sent by either John Lennon, Paul McCartney or George Harrison to their bandmate Ringo Starr, before, during after the breakup of the Beatles.
The first printing of this was for charity and priced accordingly: It was very expensive.
In its present form it's priced at about what most hardcovers are priced at.
It's a relatively short book, but as coffee table books go, it's average length.
The real reason to have this is to get a sense of the genuine bond b...more
Postcards between Beatles. What a way to combine two of my favorite subjects!
This charming and predictably offbeat memoir from the most approachable and seemingly unaffected of the Fab 4 centers on the pre-internet, pre e-mail era (not THAT long ago!) where people actually wrote things down on what were known as "postcards" and mailed them to each other...quaint, huh?
This is a must-read for any Beatle-phobe. Spanning the entire time-continuum from pre-Beatlemania, to the dizzying heights thereof, as well as the years post-breakup, Ringo proves to be a bit of a pack-rat w...more
What a wide variety of postcards John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison sent to Ringo Starr; they range from naked Hawaiian beauties to cats playing with balls and a snapshot of Campbeltown's High Street with plenty of other equally unusual subjects inbetween.

The messages thereon are also varied, mostly amusing and many with drawings. Ringo describes each one and tells of what he was doing at the time of their arrival, much of which is interesting and often makes for amusing reading as...more
The postcards in this book are such a neat look into the Beatles' history and their relationships with one another that extended far beyond the breakup of the band. The only slight complaint that I have is that Ringo's commentary/captions occasionally seem kind of off in left field with regard to the postcard they accompany... Overall, though, a fun book to check out if you're a Beatles fan
Steve Cann
Being a die-hard Beatles' fan, it was lovely to receive this book as a surprise Christmas prezzie from my son.
It's a great book by Ringo, based on a very simple idea - he shares some of the postcards he received from his fellow-Beatles during the late 60s & beyond (apparently he's always loved receiving postcards, but has never been so good at sending them himself!

Each double-page reproduces the front of back of each card, along with Ringo's comments on what memories they evoke for him from...more
I have a real soft spot for Ringo Starr. He so good-natured and pleasant. This is a great collection of personal notes and postcards sent to Ringo from his fellow Beatles. It was really fun to get an inside look at their friendship. Definitely worth the read.
Kelley York
Sweet and fun. Wish there had been more to it, maybe more explanations or fun stories, but what was offered was awesome and a good insight to under-rated Ringo's thoughts on the band and his friends.
Angela Joyce
Ringo has such a sweetness about him! And John sure liked to send naughty postcards!
Paul Smith
The Beatles missed each other when they were apart and sent postcards to cheer themselves up. Normal postcards, real names, actual addresses. Here they are in a book. It's a lovely thing.
This book is awesome from cover to cover. Thanks Ringo!
Clark Hallman
In Postcards from the Boys, Ringo presents 51 postcards that were sent to him by John, Paul and George from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Both the front and back of each card is shown along with all personal messages and drawings that were on them. I found the memories that Ringo added with each card to be the most interesting part of this book. I enjoyed it very much.
It was a wonderful tiny peak into the personal world of Ringo, George, John and Paul. The doodles, the in-jokes and Ringo's comments and thoughts. And as the back of the book states, "....proof that through all and everything the Boys remained friends, even if they couldn't go on being The Beatles." A Beatle fan would appreciate this book!
Not as enlightening as THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS, but enjoyable on a less scholarly level. A collection of postcards that the other Beatles sent to Ringo, with his comments about them. Indispensable for Beatles fans, much less so for anyone else.
This is a sweet but dull coffee table book featuring Ringo’s personal collection of postcards sent by his fellow Beatles. I’m surprised so many made it through the mail, and were not snatched up as souvenirs by postal service employees.
It's a fun coffee table book.
It was really fun to see the actual postcards sent between The Beatles. I loved the drawings :) And,Ringo Starr's commentary was very entertaining.
I liked the postcards but the descriptions of the sounded out of place unless you knew what was happening at that time.
I only wish the book was longer! Very enjoyable to look at, and read these cards.
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Richard Starkey, MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. He was the oldest member of the band, and the last to join the "Fab Four" line up. He now enjoys a successful solo career.
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