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Colts owner picks up Ringo Starr's drum set

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-05 11:31:08-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Irsay is reuniting the Beatles piece by piece.

The Indianapolis Colts made his latest pricey purchase Friday, picking up Ringo Starr's first Ludwig drum set at auction for $1.75 million, a team official confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday.

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.

"Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again," Irsay said in a text message to the AP.

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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