Sold at auction for an astounding price. Full story here
Note the phrase 'a portion of the proceeds' will go to charity. Why not all? In fact why not just donate the drum kit to a museum? People would come in their droves from all over the world to see it.
Don't tell me Ringo is down to his last £60,000!!!
Actually the items are in a museum. The Indiana State Museum, on loan of course.. He also has two of George's guitars, a McCartney guitar, a Lennon guitar, Dylan's Newport strat, a Jerry Garcia guitar, Les Paul's Black Beauty and a few other lesser items. The place rivals the EMP Museum in Seattle. He told the AP that when he bought Ringo's drums that he reunited the Beatles after 45 years.
Here's the only pic I could find with Ringo with his very first little AJAX drum kit. Eddie Clayton Skiffle group 1957.
I also read when he joined RSATH he used what they had, then he went out and bought his Premier drum kit and used that all the way early on with The Beatles. That RSATH kit was brought back out after Ringo left so his replacement drummers could use. When RSATH would change drummers, the old drummer would take little pieces of it until finally there was nothing left. lol
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT