The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band arrived in the United States 50 years ago tomorrow, helping forever change the musical landscape with songs such as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” “With a Little Help from My Friends” and, of course, its title track.
The sonic experimentation (and heavily parodied album cover) stands up after all those years and the four members of the band will be hitting toy stores soon as part of the anniversary, adding to a wave of merchandise that also includes similar but smaller blind-wrapped mini figures for Yellow Submarine.
Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions concluded its sale of Ringo Starr‘s memorabilia on Saturday night and the biggest sale of the three-day event has a tie to the sports world.
The buyer? Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.
It’s no secret that Ringo Starr isn’t a fan of signing autographs — even though he’s done so thousands of times up until a few years ago when he posted a video on his website saying “no more.”
But now The Beatles’ drummer is signing just 250 copies of “Property From The Collection of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach” which is the auction catalog box set for the upcoming sale of his memorabilia collection though Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions.