Ringo’s Kit Sells for 2.25 Million
Ringo Starr’s Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drum kit sold for $2.25 million this weekend. The kit was played during 200 concerts and many of the band’s early hits, like “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and “I Want to Hold your Hand.” Colts owner Jim Irsay won the final bid. From more than 1,300 pieces of memorabilia, Starr netted $9.2 million from the auction.
Starr did his part to get potential buyers excited. “Look at the size of it!” he said, sitting on the zebra striped set before the auction. “I wanted it to be small so it would make me look big,” he joked.