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

This photo provided on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, shows a drum kit that Ringo Starr used to record some of the Beatles' early hits (AP Photo/Caroline Galloway).

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

“Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again,” Irsay said in a text message to The Associated Press.

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.

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.

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