The Beatles Ringo Starr Meets…Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr At Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum 1964

Which One Is The Beatle?
Ringo Starr, one of the Beatles, puts a cigarette into mouth of his wax likeness during unveiling at Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks in London today. The museum now feature the Beatles among its replicas of well-known people. photo: AP April 29, 1964.

The Beatles wax figures at Madame Tussaud’s were the first rock band effigies to be displayed at the museum.

In 1967 the figures were lent out for Peter Blake’s photo session used on the cover of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.

During the 1960s the Beatles wax figures were constantly undergoing cosmetic changes as the Beatles themselves kept changing their appearance.

Madame Tussaud’s Beatle heads

In 2005, after being missing for two decades, the heads of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were found in the corner of a store room at Madame Tussaud’s. The heads along with a different, yet early, wax depiction of Paul MCartney sold through Cooper Owen auctions in London on October 27, 2005 for £81,500.

There have been other wax versions of the Beatles including one set created for the Liverpool Museum’s The Beatles Story. This set was lent out in 2009 and were on display at an Indian Shopping Mall in New Dehli to promote tourism for the city of Liverpool. That was not a great idea.

New Dehli’s intense heat at the exhibit softened the wax in John Lennon’s feet and distorted the features of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

The current Madame Tussaud’s traveling display of the Beatles recreates the iconic scene of the Beatles crossing the street in front of Abbey Road studios.

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