This is a photo of Jimmy Nicol sitting by himself at Essendon airport on June 15 1964. For those who are not up with their music history Nicol sat in for Ringo Starr for eight concerts whilst Starr was ill with tonsillitis. Apparently he played the drums as well as Starr – the only thing he couldn’t do was sing Starrs vocal spot on I Wanna Be Your Man. For 10 days he lived the life of a Beatle with all the trappings that such super stardom brought with. Once Nicol left Melbourne he flew back into obscurity. In every successful persons life luck plays a role in determining its trajectory. Our own personal arrogance shields us from accepting that.