Saturday, March 8, 2008
"A Dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll"
(Dalton Watson Fine Books, $69.99)
Nancy Lee Andrews Shares Photos About Her Life with Ringo Starr
George, Jackie Stewart, and Ringo. Photo by Nancy Lee Andrews.
“Ringo Starr wasn't the first Beatle in my life – that place is held by John Lennon.”
Thus begins the text about John Lennon by photographer Nancy Lee Andrews in her new book, A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll, a photographic essay about her life with Ringo Starr. Andrews met Ringo through Lennon who introduced them in May of 1974. The photographs, taken over a decade starting in 1970, are a personal journey through her life at the peak of pop culture history.
The book is rich in photos of tender moments with Ringo, his loving relationship with his children, his playfulness and their travels around the world. Her years with the famous Beatle drummer brought Andrews and her highly original and perceptive camerawork into the world of some of the greatest rock and roll and pop icons of the time, along with the women who loved them. Among many others appearing in the images and text of the book, in addition to Ringo and the late, great John Lennon and George Harrison, are Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Arlo Guthrie, Hoyt Axton and Eric Clapton, to name a few.
To order A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll, visit www.daltonwatson.com. To learn more about Nancy Lee Andrews and her current photo exhibit and book tour, go to www.adoseofrocknroll.com.