A little help from your friends

A little help from your friends
December 21, 2015 LearnMusic.Guide

Do you play the drums? Could you do with a new kit? Imagine the feeling while playing the drums that once belonged to non other than the Beatles, Ringo Starr. The white Ludwig drum kit was used by Starr in hits such as Can’t Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand! Think you could take on the challenge and fill those big shoes, well you might need a little help from your friends first.

Beatles memorabilia has been attracting large sums of money for decades, however the recent auctions of Ringo’s drum kit has surpassed all other sales, standing at a massive £1.4million.

Ringo Starr's drum kit that he played on Beatles hits including Can't Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand has sold at auction for £1.4million ($2.1m)

Ringo Starr’s drum kit that he played on Beatles hits including Can’t Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand has sold at auction for £1.4million ($2.1m)

The Guinness Book of Records stated that this was the most expensive drum kit ever to be sold. Apparently the kit was used in over 200 performances by the Beatles, so for a second hand well used kit, you might think it is priced a little too highly……

  • Derek Anchan

    Priced highly? That’s an understatement. If I were to buy a Ringo Starr drum set for that price, I wouldn’t play at all. I’d just keep it and showcase it to my friends. Just looking at it should motivate me to learn. Buying a new set would be easy considering I had paid $2.1 million. Somebody must really like music.