Ringo Starr To Auction The First Copy Of ‘The White Album’ | Music News
An extremely rare piece of The Beatles memorabilia is about to be sold: Ringo Starr is auctioning off the very first copy of the 1968 album The Beatles,better known as The White Album. When it first came out, each unit of the LP had its own serial number embossed on the cover, making every single record unique. The first four albums were given to The Beatles members, while in 2008 the rare pressing numbered 0000005 was sold for £19,201 (almost $30,000) on Ebay.
Now, number 0000001, rumoured to be John Lennon’s copy, will be auctioned and, according to Julien’s Auction, the estimated price sell for record will be up to £40,000 (equivalent of $60,000). The proceeds of the sale will go to the Lotus Foundation, founded by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, in order to ‘support charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas’.
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