Colts owner picks up Ringo Starr’s drum set at auction

For $1.75 million, Colts owner Jim Irsay bought Ringo Starr's Beatles drum kit.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Jim Irsay is reuniting the Beatles piece by piece.

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.

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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.

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.