The Beatles drummer says he's ready to auction off more than 800 items owned by him and his wife. "We're fed up with having the stuff in storage when it could be put to some good use and also give a lot of people joy," Starr told the AP. Full story:
  1. A Rickenbacker guitar known as the "Beatle-Backer" that John Lennon owned and later gave to him
  2. One of four first pressings of the famous White Album (one for each Beatle), which Starr says he has had locked in a bank vault for 35 years
  3. A Gretsch guitar given to Starr by George Harrison
  4. A Ludwig Oyster black pearl three-piece drum kit used by Starr in more than 200 performances and recordings in 1963-64
  5. A 2000 Mercedes coupe that belonged to George Harrison but was acquired by Starr after his band-mate's death in 2001
  6. And, various artworks, described as "an original Nikas Safronov portrait of Ringo Starr, a Peter Blake 'Love Me Do' screen print of The Beatles, a print by David Hockney, and also original artwork by Ringo Starr himself"