Over 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, including a three-piece drum kit he used in over 200 performances and recordings, will be auctioned later this year. Ringo’s first 1963 Ludwig Oyster black pearl that he played between May 1963 and February 1964 is expected to sell for $300,000 to $500,000.
The auction also will feature a Rickenbacker guitar known as the “Beatle-Backer” that John Lennon owned and later gave to Ringo. It’s estimated to bring in $600,000 to $800,000. The unprecedented number of Beatles-owned objects will be offered Dec. 4-5 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. Highlights will be displayed for a week at The Hard Rock New York in Times Square starting Nov 16. The auction is expected to bring in $5 million to $10 million. — AP