Swapping a drumstrick for a joystick. Ringo tries his hand at the controls of the Viking aircraft taking some of the biggest names in pop from Liverpool to London. Brian Epstein had chartered the plane at the cost of £400 to give Ringo and other members of the Mersey Sound stable a break from ‘The Beatles’ Christmas Show’ at the Astonia, Finsbury Park.
Ringo dances with music publisher’s wife Mrs Lou Levy at a Mayfair party given by millionaire John Bloom. 68-year-old porter Arthur Dyer proves to be slightly out of touch with popular culture by refusing to let The Beatles in at first, believing them to be gatecrashers instead of VIP guests.
Ringo often played cards or chess while the other three were working on arrangements and here he is holding a king in triumph after he had checkmated his opponent, Neil Aspinall.