I'm thinking that's Ty (if it was Lu his glasses would have been steamed up.lol) and Rory in the bottom pic with Ringo with his then gf Gerry McGovern(?). Probably '61-'62. In the middle pic 'Oh Ringo you nasty guy'. lol In the top pic it must be late'62, cause he looks like he's ready to become or is a Beatle already.
I've been reading Johnny's Diary and especially about Ringo getting engaged to Gerry in June of 1960 and he was already to say 'I Do' in June '61! It was when he was boarding a bus to go to Butlin's in '61 when Gerry told him it was either her or those damn drums and Ringo boarded the bus and never looked back! I don't think he ever seen Gerry again! I just wonder what would have happened if he didn't get on the bus?
Rocky I read that site and boy are there some accusations on there, and some really dark stories.
In the Tom Egbers book Rory as band leader spent ages trying to get Ringo's/Ritchie's Mum as well as Gerry to relax about the band and Ringo's drumming. The tension as a reader actually builds up even though you are aware of the outcome as you await Ringo's decision.
I think the photographs taken of the band with Ringo looking rather sad are from June the 4th 1961 (or very close to as that is the week of the split and the first Butlins show is Sunday June 5th 1961.
It is rather sad when you think Ringo had the ring that he was going to give Gerry and his Mom then wore it after the split. And one of Ringo's rings that he wears was the one his grandfather gave him to wear as the wedding band. I think he still wears it to this day. I wonder if Gerry is still living, she must be in her 70's or close to it.