Maureen's a Champ

John/Paul/George/Ringo/Cynthia/Jane/Pattie/Maureen
"Asked to describe Maureen, Ringo smiled shily. "She’s pretty", he said. "She has brown hair and brown eyes. Small features. She’s smaller than I am. She’s smaller than I am - though she’s not so small now ! Now she’s - flaring a bit. These days when I look at her, I keep thinking, she’s going to turn into two people ! It’s a funny feeling. It’s marvelous ! (…) She’s my anchor”. (1965)

"Asked to describe Maureen, Ringo smiled shily. "She’s pretty", he said. "She has brown hair and brown eyes. Small features. She’s smaller than I am. She’s smaller than I am - though she’s not so small now ! Now she’s - flaring a bit. These days when I look at her, I keep thinking, she’s going to turn into two people ! It’s a funny feeling. It’s marvelous ! (…) She’s my anchor”. (1965)

Q: “How long have you known each other?” 

RINGO: “About two and a half years now.” 

Q: “So this means, Maureen, that you knew Ringo before he was right at the top of the tree.” 

MAUREEN: “Yes.”

 Q: “How does it feel to be married to a very famous man?”

MAUREEN: “Very nice.” 

Q: “Well, I’m sure you wanted a rather different honeymoon from this. What do you think about all this?” 

RINGO: “Well, you know– We took a chance. We tried to keep it quiet and we tried to arrive here quiet, but we must’ve been spotted and that’s the end of it, you know. So from now on, it’s not really a honeymoon, it’s just– we’re just stayin’ here.” 

Q: “How do you think the other Beatles reacted?” 

RINGO: “Well, John and George were great, you know. They were happy and congratulated us and everything. And they, in fact, went to the wedding.”

Q: “When are the rest of you going to get married?” 

RINGO: “When are the rest of them? I don’t know. I’ve no idea. As I said before, I don’t think ‘cuz I’m married, next week they’ll all pop up and say, ‘We’re gettin’ married ‘cuz Ringo is,’ you know.” 

Q: “What sort of an effect, really, do you think the marriage is going to have on the Beatles’ future?” 

RINGO: “On the Beatles as a whole, I don’t think any great effect– as much as that everyone will sort of say, ‘Well, we can’t sorta like them anymore ‘cuz Ringo’s married,’ you know. I don’t think I’ve got that image. I don’t think it’ll bother them too much. It may help, in fact, you know. We don’t know yet. It’s too early to say.” 

Q: “Have you decided where you’re going to live?” 

RINGO: “Only in the flat I’ve already got in London, up to now. Then we have to move and get a house or something, but it’ll be a while yet.” 

Q: “Maureen, what do you think of the flat and the furnishings? Are there any changes you’d like to make?”

MAUREEN: “No, it’s great.”

RINGO: (jokingly) “It’s a big flat, you know!” (laughs) 

Q: “Ringo, where did you propose?” 

RINGO: “In a club.” 

Q: “Can you tell me which club?” 

RINGO: “Yes, if you don’t mind a plug. The Ad Lib club.” 

Q: “You mean, you made it up as you went along?” 

RINGO: “Oh, ho!! Bad joke!! No, you know– I was sort of thinking about it, and I just sorta said, ‘Will you marry me?’ and she said, ‘Yes… Have another drink!’ (laughs) And we did, and that was it.” 

Q: “Congratulations. Thank you both very much.” 

RINGO: “Thank you. Alright? Goodbye! …hope not to see you out my window again!” 

1965, Interview with Bruce Morrow. Paul seems pretty relaxed lol while George and Ringo seem excluded from the whole thing :(

1965, Interview with Bruce Morrow. Paul seems pretty relaxed lol while George and Ringo seem excluded from the whole thing :(

1965, John Lennon & his wife, Cynthia, pose for Robert Whitaker in the garden of their estate, Kenwood

1965, John Lennon & his wife, Cynthia, pose for Robert Whitaker in the garden of their estate, Kenwood

1965, Leaving Austria

1965, Swedish actress Britt Ekland with her husband Peter Sellers

1965, Swedish actress Britt Ekland with her husband Peter Sellers

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Maureen talking to reporters about her and Ringo’s relationship and marriage, 1965 [x]

April 1965 article from Teen magazine - The Beatles : Bigger than ever !

1965, with Eppy

1965, with Eppy