Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Beatles' Ringo Starr drum kit sold for $2.2 million


A drum kit that The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr used to record some of early songs has sold for $2.2 million at an auction to Jim Irsay.

Jim Irsay bought the 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit at a sale in Beverly Hills, California. The auction includes over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach.

Ringo Starr used the kit in more than 200 performances between May 1963 and February 1964.