In 1976, Ringo Starr put out an LP entitled Rotogravure.
It came with an actual magnifying glass, so that you could read the words on the back cover; a picture of the Apple Corps. door that was sent to each of the Beatles for some reason by Neil Aspinall, rumored today to be internet poster Apollo C Vermouth.
Straight forward enough: however Ringo released a statement in 1976 detailing why he delivered the magnifying glass, saying the following during a press conference in Amsterdam–
Question: There is a photo of the front door of Apple on the back of the cover, where did you get it?
Ringo: Neil Aspinall took it and sent us one each an I thought, “I’m gonna put it on the back of the album.” It’s a front door, but it’s a back door too. It’s got all these names scrawled on it from Finland. That’s why you’re getting a magnifying glass with the album, so you can read it all. And I thought it would be a nice bit of fun, especially for those who actually wrote on it. It used to be so smart, with a doorman and a pretty letterbox, and now it’s just…yeah!
So Ringo wants people to search the door. Now, remembering that it was Neil Aspinall (Apollo) who sent them the photo in the first place, let’s see what Apollo C Vermouth said about this 30 years later.
Keep searching the clues on the door.
One in particular is all you need.
And in another post:
As stated earlier in another thread, the original release included a magnifying glass so one could decipher the writings on the door.
Obviously, there remains an important clue that he wished you all would find.
The hunt begins…
Your on the right path.
So Apollo, who purportedly is the guy who sent the Beatles the photograph of the door in the first place, makes multiple references to the door as being a clue which Ringo wants everyone to search out one important item.
But Ringo kind of telegraphs his thinking with a reference in his statement to all these names from Finland:
Here is the one and only reference to Finland on the door–
What it is, at least what I think it is, is a reversed reference to our ATL once again; an LTA reminiscent of Glass Onion (*L*ooking *T*hrough *A* Glass Onion).
Once again, the Atlanta-based God is Dead Obituary in the April 8th 1966 issue of Time possibly makes an appearance. Its Time~