Colts Owner Picks Up Ringo Starr’s Drum Set At Auction

Jim Irsay is reuniting the Beatles piece by piece.

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Drum kit that Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles' early hits, sold for $2.2 million at an auction to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

The Indianapolis Colts owner made his latest pricey purchase Friday, picking up Ringo Starr’s first Ludwig drum set at auction for $1.75 million, a team official confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.

Irsay owns prominent guitars from the group’s other three members – Paul McCartney, the late George Harrison and the late John Lennon. Earlier this year, Irsay also purchased a drumhead that will fit the set he just bought.

“Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again,” Irsay said in a text message to the AP.

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The Beatles’ Ringo Starr plays drums on the “Ed Sullivan Show,” in New York.

Irsay is a huge music fan and an avid collector. He owns roughly 30 famous guitars, including instruments used by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton.