Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ringo Can’t be Broke, Can He?

I just can't believe it:

Ringo Starr is auctioning off the first ever copy of the The Beatles self-titled 1968 album.

More commonly known as 'The White Album', each unit of the record came with its own serial number stamped on the cover.

Julien's Auctions based in Beverly Hills estimates the LP will sell for up to $60,000 (£40,000) at the December 3-5 auction.

The numbered copy of the LP was rumoured to be John Lennon's who, according to Paul McCartney, "shouted the loudest" for it when the band decided to have the copies numbered.

The first four pressings of the album were all in possession of The Beatles while copy No. 0000005 sold at an auction in 2008 for a little less than $30,000 (£20,000).

All proceeds of the sale will go to the Lotus Foundation, which was founded by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach.

It's great that he's trying to raise money for his tax shelter I mean his


, but, come on. Doesn't he have a kid who would like to own this? Doesn't he have someone out there who would appreciate owning record number 1 (which, admittedly, probably sounds crappy because they've remastered the

White Album

and fixed whatever was wrong with it in the first place)? Give it to that guy. Don't let some jackass pay too much money for something they'll never appreciate.

I don't want to live in a world where Ringo needs cash. I want to live in a world where Ringo just does his thing.

Did you know he has 17 solo albums?

I can't believe that either.

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