Ringo Starr will give unprecedented insight into the life of The Beatles in his upcoming eBook. More than 100 never-before-seen intimate images of The Fab Four during their heyday will be revealed in the new photography book due out in June this year.
Photos from Starr's personal travel photography that show the band touring the world, their trip to India to meet the Maharishi, and their last days together as a band will be shared along with forgotten pictures of his childhood in Liverpool, England.
"These are shots that no one else could have," Star, 72, says. In fact, the musician tells PEOPLE that he only recently discovered many of those photos "in boxes we brought home after my mother died. We thought, 'I wonder what she's got!' "
Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison are seen in pensive and playful moments recording, smoking, drinking and playing Monopoly. "His photographs and stories portray four lads from Liverpool, trying to live normal lives amidst the frenzy that surrounded them," the book description reads.
Accompanied by his own words in recorded video, the book will be released on Apple's iBookstore on June 12, in conjunction with a Grammy Museum exhibit on Starr, entitled "Ringo: Peace & Love". A limited edition signed by Starr will be available later in December.