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