Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pang and Andrews invade the Desert

Melvyn's hosts April 13 exhibit and book signing with May Pang and Nancy Lee Andrews

Authors May Pang and Nancy Lee Andrews, both long time companions of John Lennon and Ringo Starr, will hold an exhibition and book signing at Melvyn’s Restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs, California.

Nancy Lee 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. May Pang was requested to become John Lennon’s companion in June of 1973. Pang’s memoir recounts stories of her former lover in vivid detail.

Pang and Andrews are exhibiting never before seen photos of John Lennon and Ringo Starr on Sunday, April 13, 2008 6-9 p.m. Pang and Andrews will also hold a champagne reception, book signing and story hour. The photos and books will be for sale at Melvyn’s Restaurant tucked inside The Ingleside Inn, 200 Ramon Road.

Andrews’ book A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll ($69.99, Dalton Watson Fine Books) a photographic essay about her life with Ringo Starr while Pang is promoting Instamatic Karma ($29.99, St. Martin's Press), chronicling her 18-month relationship with John Lennon.

Melvyn’s Restaurant at The Ingleside Inn was built as a private residence in 1925, and was converted to an inn in 1935. The inn, which features a classic, old world style, is a Palm Springs Historic Landmark.

Call (760) 325-2323 or visit for tickets or more information.

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