Photos by G.
New York Beatles fans will want to head over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art before June 30, 2011 to see a very rare artifact from the Fab Four. Taken from Ringo Starr’s personal collection, the Met is displaying a gold drum that was presented to Ringo by the Ludwig Drum Company in 1964. When The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Ringo was such a fan of Ludwig Drums, he insisted that the brand name be shown on camera. Sales of Ludwig drums went through the roof after the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and as a thank you, the Ludwig Drum Company made and presented Ringo Starr with a drum made out of gold.
The drum is on display at The Met (located at 1000 5th Avenue in New York) through June 30, 2011. The golden drum is located in the Andre Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments.