It's a celebration for The Beatles heavy collectors: According to the AP News Agency in New York, "Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like his three-piece drum kit used in over 200 performances and John Lennon's Rickenbacker guitar known as the 'Beatle-Backer'". Crazy, huh?
The auction will take place on December 4th and 5th at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. The auction house anticipate sales between 5 and 10 million dollars.
"We have so much stuff and a lot of it we haven't seen in 20 to 30 years", Said Starr to AP, "It started with me looking at storage units we have all around the world it seems. We found we had so much stuff. Beside the dinner services and glasses, I thought I will make it very special. I'm also putting in 'The White Album No. 1' which I had in a bank vault for the last 35 years".
Here are some of this items, as described by AP. Get more info about the sales events on the Julien's Auctions site.
1. Ringo's first 1963 Ludwig Oyster black pearl three-piece drum kit that he used in over 200 performances and recordings between May 1963 and February 1964, including for hits such as "Can't Buy Me Love" and "All My Loving." Paul McCartney also used the set on his first solo album, "McCartney." $300,000-$500,000.
2. Lennon's 1964 Rose-Morris Rickenbacker with a fire-glo sunburst finish that he played during The Beatles' 1964-1965 Christmas shows. He made a gift of the guitar, known as the "Beatle-Backer," to Starr in 1968. $600,000-$800,000.
3. A 2000 Mercedes Coupe, first owned by Harrison and acquired by Starr after the Beatles' lead guitarist died in 2001. $60,000-$80,000.
4. A seven-tom drum kit inspired by drummer Hal Blaine and commissioned for Ringo by Harrison in 1968. Only five sets of the custom kits are known to exist. $10,000-$20,000.