Starr and his Bond girl wife Barbara met in 1980 on the set of Caveman and married the following year. As well as pieces from the couple's home collections, the sale includes seven of Starr's personal drum kits including the iconic first 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit. The kit was used by Starr in more than 200 performances between 1963 and 1964. It was also used to record some of The Beatles best-loved songs including "Can't Buy Me Love," "She Loves You," "All My Loving," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Money," and "I Wanna Be Your Man."

696.00 Ringo Starr’s Lugwig Oyster Black Pearl 3-piece drum kit.


The other six drum kits include a custom built Jumbo Silver Sparkle kit that was used in The Beatles "Hello Goodbye" 1967 promotional video which holds an estimate of $100 000 - $200 000 and a set of Ludwig clear Vistalite drums with interior lights used by Starr in his television movie Ringo, 1978.

T-Rex's Marc Bolan, a friend of Ringo's who also starred in Ringo's documentary movie Born to Boogie, gave Starr a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar which has an estimate of $15 000-20 000. The pair influenced each other's careers, Bolan played guitar on Starr's Ringo album and Starr was inspired to write the song "Back off Boogaloo" from Bolan's frequent use of the slang.

217224_0 A 1953 Gibson Les Paul, originally a Goldtop that has been sanded and re-painted in a black finish, serial number no longer present. Bolan gifted this guitar to his close friend Ringo Starr.

Founder & CEO of Julien's Auction Darre Julien commented: "I am not sure I can find the right words to describe how remarkable this auction is.''

''To be able to say you are representing such music royalty as that of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach is not only an honor but one of the greatest privileges of my life and professional career."

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