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Colts Owner: Why I Paid $2.2 Million for Ringo Starr’s Drum Kit

“It took over 4 million dollars and 45 years, but we finally got them back together,” Jim Irsay says of reuniting Beatles’ legendary instruments

Daniel Kreps Dec 07, 2015
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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

Jim Irsay is calling from Pittsburgh, where his Indianapolis Colts will face the Steelers on Sunday, and regretfully not New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden, where an all-star gathering to celebrate John Lennon’s 75th birthday is about to take place. The NFL team owner is a well-known Beatles fanatic as well as an avid rock memorabilia collector: In the past few months, Irsay has spent millions of dollars adding Lennon-owned guitars and other Beatles-used instruments to his impressive collection.

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