Then the Beatles“ manager Brian Epstein called him and asked if he wanted to join the Beatles. It was in fact the money that made Ringo chose the Beatles, £25 a week was £5 more than any other bid.
Getting Ringo made the Beatles the biggest and most popular group in Liverpool. And he fitted in very well musically as well as personally. Brian Epstein had established some contact with London, they were now only waiting for the powerful George Martin to call.
John and Paul kept on writing new songs but Mimi still wouldn“t take them seriously. She kept on thinking that John would come home one day and say he wanted to do somethign else. Even when young girls started to come by the house just to see John she didn“t understand, she knew that he already had a girlfriend, Cynthia.
When Cynthia got pregnant in the summer of 1962, she and John got married. They
married on August 23, 1962 in Liverpool. No parents were present. It was very much like
John“s parents wedding at the same place twenty four years earlier. John, Paul and George
were all dressed in black, and John said it all seemed like a joke. They tried to keep their
marriage a secret, but it was soon common knowledge.