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On Friday and Saturday, Julien's Auctions is offering hundreds of items from the career of Ringo Starr, including a trio of Ludwig drum kits that were made at their Monroe plant. Other items range from Ringo's Walk of Fame star to Ringo's shirts, artwork from his home and vintage Beatles collectibles. Then there's Ringo's first Ludwig drum kit, which helped launch the company's fortunes in the early 1960s after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." That kit's pre-auction estimated value is $300,000 to $500,000, Gary Astridge. a historian and curator for Ringo Starr's drum kits, helped document the kits and gears for Julien's. He talks about his experience with Ringo and the project. Video by Adam Bell and Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
On Friday and Saturday, Julien's Auctions is offering hundreds of items from the career of Ringo Starr, including a trio of Ludwig drum kits that were made at their Monroe plant. Other items range from Ringo's Walk of Fame star to Ringo's shirts, artwork from his home and vintage Beatles collectibles. Then there's Ringo's first Ludwig drum kit, which helped launch the company's fortunes in the early 1960s after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." That kit's pre-auction estimated value is $300,000 to $500,000, Gary Astridge. a historian and curator for Ringo Starr's drum kits, helped document the kits and gears for Julien's. He talks about his experience with Ringo and the project. Video by Adam Bell and Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

You can bid on one of Ringo’s Ludwig drums made in Monroe

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