Ringo Starr Makes History With White Album

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(Classic Rock) A rare copy of Beatles' 1968 White Album previously owned by drummer Ringo Starr has been named the most expensive vinyl record ever sold at auction.

The drummer's personal copy of the work, a first pressing bearing the number 0000001, had been stored in a vault for 35 years and was in "near mint condition" when it fetched $790,000 at a Los Angeles auction in December. The sale now features in the Guinness World Records.

The record was sold along with 1300 other items belonging to Starr, including artwork and heirlooms, to raise money for his charity, the Lotus Foundation. The collection included the drum kit that he played on Beatles hits including Can't Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand, which sold at auction for 1.4 million. here.

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