Beatle Ringo Starr, and his girlfriend, later his wife, Maureen Cox, 1964.
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Caption reads: 'Maureen Cox, 18, just back from a Carribean holiday with Beatle Ringo Starr, spoke last night of their friendship. "We're not getting married, that's for sure," she said. Ringo, squatting on Maureen's knee at his Knightsbridge, London, home, confirmed: "Maureen's not gonna be my wife, but I have other ideas for her". Twenty-three-year-old Ringo grinned. "Maureen," he said, "is to be my personal secretary. She can give my Mum and Dad a hand with the fan mail."