The collection will be on show at London's National Portrait Gallery and are an intimate insight into the band as they accelerated to new heights of stardom.

At the time of taking the photographs, Starr did not develop all of his works, until now, some thousands of negatives remained uncovered.

In a statement, Starr said: "These are shots that no one else could have taken. Together they chart the story of four lads from Liverpool trying to live normal lives amidst the frenzy that surrounded them."

"We always had a real photographer around us, like Dezo Hoffman and Bob Freeman who took a lot of photos of the Beatles for our album covers. But I took pictures of them photographing us."

"I hope you'll enjoy a few unique Beatles memories with me."

Ringo Starr is also releasing a book on September 21 entitled Photograph, which has 250 selected portraits by Starr.

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