A Ludwig drum kit played by Ringo Starr on more than 200 live Beatles performances has been sold at auction for $2.1 million, according to Julien’s Auctions.
According to the Associated Press, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is now the lucky owner after submitting the winning bid at auction on Friday in Beverly Hills, California. “Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again,” Irsay texted the AP, likely referring to other Beatles instruments in his possession.
“Can’t By Me Love,” “From Me to You,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” are some of the hits Starr played while manning this set, having taken possession of it on May 12, 1963. The sale is part of a two-day auction that features more than 800 items owned by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach. Part of the proceeds go to the couple’s Lotus Foundation, which supports charitable projects aiming to advance social welfare.