Photograph

Album: Ringo (1973)
Charted: 8 1

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, the singer laments the loss of his girl. The pain is made more intense by a photograph he has that keeps reminding him of the good times they had.
  • Ringo wrote this with his Beatles-mate George Harrison. Ringo was the lead vocalist and drummer for the track, while Harrison sang harmony vocals and played 12-string guitar. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matt - Melbourne, Australia
  • Ringo performed this song at the Grammy Awards in 2014. Despite the affliction described in the lyric, Ringo did a very joyful rendition, turning the song into one more about nostalgia - old photos from his days with The Beatles were projected on the backdrop to complement this interpretation.

    Later in the broadcast, Ringo backed Paul McCartney on drums for Paul's song "Queenie Eye."

Comments: 11

  • Howard Luloff from St. Louis Park, MnOne of my all-time favorite solo hits from Ringo Starr. I never get tired of hearing that song. To me, it has a bit of country rock in it.
  • Francisco Carranza from Mexico CityI wonder if there's a version of this song sung by George Harrison alone.
  • Jacs from London Beautiful emotional song
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaThis is George and Ringo's most straight-ahead perfect pop song. Badge with Eric Clapton wasn't bad, either.
  • John from Grand Island, NyOne of the best songs ever written...so poignant especially after the death of George Harrison in 2001. I could listen to this song non stop every day for the rest of my life. George would often help Ringo out in writing songs (see Octopus' Garden, It Don't Come Easy etc.), he never took any credit as he was just happy to help out his best friend.
  • Mike from Matawan, NjI have a photograph of Def Leppard and Ringo Starr photographing each other WHILE their singing each others versions of Photograph. Top THAT.
  • Dave from Easton, PaLove this song! The lyrics match Ringo's plaintive vocals perfectly.
  • Linc from Beaumont, TxBritsh Band Def Leppard also has a song Photograph. And they are both good!
  • Ken from Louisville, KyWhen this reached #1 on the Billboard chars, John sent Ringo a funny telegram: "Congratulations! How dare you? Please write a hit song for me!"
  • John from Fort Worth, TxRingo Starr performed his memorable song on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Jan. 24, 2008. He also sang a wonderful new song he had recently written. John Martin, 46
  • Andy from Arlington, VaRingo performed this song at the Concert for George in 2002.
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