Ringo Starr Breaks Records With Auction (Top Story)
Ringo's very first UK pressing of the Beatles' White Album sold for $790,000, breaking the previous record held by an Elvis acetate that sold for $310,000 at auction.
The biggest item from the auction was Ringo's first 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, which was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for a record $2.2 million.
We were sent the following history of the drum set and more details about additional items that were sold at the auction: The kit has not been seen in public for more than 50 years and was used by Starr in more than 200 performances between May of 1963 and February of 1964 and used to record some of The Beatles biggest hits including: "Can't Buy Me Love," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Money," and "I Wanna Be Your Man," and many others. Paul McCartney also used the Oyster Black Pearl kit on his first solo album, McCartney. - Read more here.
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