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“Photograph”  is a song by English musician Ringo Starr that was released as the lead single from his 1973 album Ringo.  Starr co-wrote the song with George Harrison, his former bandmate from the Beatles.  Although the two of them collaborated on other compositions, it is the only song officially credited to the pair.  A signature tune for Starr as a solo artist, “Photograph” became an international hit, topping singles charts in the United States, Canada and Australia, and receiving gold disc certification for US sales of 1 million.  Music critics have similarly received the song favourably; Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic considers it to be “among the very best post-Beatles songs by any of the Fab Four”.  The lyrics are a reflection on lost love, whereby a photograph is the only reminder of the protagonists’ shared past.  (More from Wikipedia)
Ringo Starr arguably has had the most successful post-Beatles career.  His first solo album, Sentimental Journey is a collection of pre-rock standards; made mainly to please his parents, he is one of the first rock musicians to attempt to cover these earlier styles of music.  After a country collection called Beaucoups of BluesRingo Starr settled back into rock music and made a series of excellent albums that spawned nearly as many major hit songs as his three better-known bandmates combined:  two #1 singles, “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen” plus “It Don’t Come Easy”, “Back Off Boogaloo”, “Oh My My”, “Only You”, and “No No Song”. 
(September 2014)
Last edited: March 22, 2021