updated 05/28/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/29/2013 AT 8:30 AM ET
But now Ringo Starr is unveiling more than 100 never-before-seen images of the Fab Four that he took during their ’60s prime.
In a new e-book, Photograph, the Beatles drummer reveals intimate pictures of the group, including black-and-white and color photos of Starr, now 72, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison during their first U.S. tour, their fabled trip to India to meet the Maharishi, and their last days together as a band.
In fact, Starr tells PEOPLE that he only recently discovered many of these of photos “in boxes we brought home after my mother died. We thought, ‘I wonder what she’s got!’ ”
For an exclusive first look at Starr’s book, pick up a copy of this week’s PEOPLE, on sale nationwide Friday. Photograph, published by Genesis Publications, is also available for purchase at the iBookstore and at RingoPhotograph.com.