Ringo Exhibit

Photography by Rob Shanahan

An unprecedented exhibit dedicated to the phenomenal career of rock star drummer Ringo Starr made its debut at the GRAMMY museum on June 12, 2013. Ringo: Peace & Love delves into the creative and personal life of the music legend with displays of rare photographs, personal letters and artifacts including Ringo’s drum kits from The Ed Sullivan show, Let it Be, Abbey Road and The White Album. Also on display is his Sgt Pepper Suit and his red jacket worn during the filming of the Beatles rooftop concert. The limited-run exhibit is interactive and visitors can experience taking a drumming lesson from Ringo himself.

Ringo Starr, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool England, is a 7-time Grammy Award winner most popularly known as the drummer for the Beatles. His career continued after the Beatles broke up in 1970 to include several successful albums and singles, hosting television shows and continuing to tour since 1989 with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

The GRAMMY museum’s exhibit explores Ringo’s career from a young lad in Liverpool where he battled many medical conditions growing up including tuberculosis, to his success with band Rory Storm and The Hurricanes (prior to the Beatles) up through his current touring success with his All Starrs Band.

This is the first large exhibit dedicated to a drummer and intends to continue to spread Starr’s prevalent message of global peace and love.

Ringo: Peace & Love is on display in The GRAMMY Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery on the 2nd floor and will be shown through November 2013.

By Olivia Kvitne, who teaches yoga throughout the LA area.  She is an ambassador for Yoga for Vets specializing in teaching yoga to veterans struggling with PTSD through the Yoga Warriors method. Her classes at Golden Bridge Yoga Hollywood are free for veterans and military. Between teaching and practicing yoga she loves working as an editorial assistant and contributing writer with LA Yoga. TheYogaAbbey.com 


Olivia Kvitne is a Los Angeles yoga instructor specializing in yoga therapy for veterans struggling with PTSD. One of the influences in her life was her grandfather, a WWII vet, and later a psychiatrist who embraced using the mind to heal the body: TheYogaAbbey.com @OliviaKvitne