“It started with me looking at storage units we have all around the world. We found we had so much stuff.”
Saying that Ringo Starr has lived one remarkable life is a drastic understatement. The man is a Beatle for god’s sake. He also kicked his drug habit, married a Bond girl, and conducted trains for a while. Now, it seems like Starr himself is finally realizing that he’s had one hell of a life, because he’s getting ready to purge a ton of his most prized memorabilia.
This December, Starr (along with his wife, Barbara Bach) will be auctioning off over eight hundred items in an auction for the ages at Juliens’ Auctions in Beverly Hills. Within this treasure trove of rock and roll history are six drum sets (including the one he used during the recordings of “All My Loving,” “Money,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and more), “custom painted and monogrammed bedroom furniture,” artwork by Starr as well as David Hockney, and a 2000 Mercedes Coupe that Starr bought from George Harrison. Yes, you heard correctly, a car owned by half of The Beatles could be yours.
Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to help fund Starr and Bach’s project The Lotus Foundation US—a charity that focuses on helping individuals and families recovering from addiction, as well as women’s issues and child welfare.
If you have loads of money to spend, the Property from the Life and Careers of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach auction is going down on December 4 at Julien’s Auctions.
(via The Independent)