Ringo Starr’s First Drum Kit Sells for $1.7 Million to the Guy Who Owns the Indianapolis Colts

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30:  Musican Ringo Starr on stage at "SiriusXM's Town Hall With Ringo Starr" And Host Russell Brand and Moderator Don Was Live On SiriusXM's The Spectrum Channel performs at Troubadour on January 30, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Photo: Frazer Harrison/2012 Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who is very rich, has been slowly collecting pieces of Beatles memorabilia. His latest acquisition, Ringo Starr’s first Ludwig drum kit, was just purchased for $1.7 million. “Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again,” Irsay told the Associated Press. He previously purchased guitars strummed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. He also bought the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in 2001 for $2.43 million, but Jack Kerouac was never in The Beatles.

Ringo’s First Drum Sells for $1.7 Million