Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr netted $9.2 million after he and his wife, Barbara Bach, auctioned 1,300 pieces of memorabilia. Starr got more than $2 million for this 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl drum kit. It's the drum kit Starr played during 200 concerts and on most of the Beatles' earliest hits such as "Can't Buy Me Love" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions.
Starr's personal copy of the 1968 album known as the "White Album" fetched $790,000. The album is stamped with the serial number A0000001, indicating it was the very first pressing of the disc. Julien's Auctions said the sale more than doubled the previous record vinyl sale -- an Elvis Presley disc that sold for $300,000.