“The Key To On The Rox – John Lennon and Ringo Starr”, 1976
Photos of any of the members of the Beatles post breakup were incredibly rare and there were magazines all over the world willing to publish them. Getting two of them together was unheard of!
My dear friend Michelle Myers controlled the guest list at The Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip. She had the town wired! One day when Bob Marley and The Wailers were performing she called me and said “Brad Elterman! John Lennon is on the guest list for the Bob Marley concert! Be there and bring your camera!!” Well, this was all I needed. I lived right around the corner and I planted myself out in front. Lennon showed up and he was with Yoko, but he was also with Ringo and that what made this photo so cool. Of course, they were not about to walk in the front door of the theatre, so they proceeded upstairs to On The Rox, a super cool, exclusive and very private club. Hardly anyone could get into this place. They had an intercom and you would press the button and a voice would ask you your name and if you were cool, you got it. The mega stars did not need to go through that hassle of speaking into a box, they would have their very own key and would slip right in. Ringo had that key and you an see it in this photograph! 1976 Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Ringo Star at On THe Rox