The Beatles' Drum Kit Auctioned For £113.000
The Ludwig kit went under the hammer yesterday (June 30) at Nate D. Sanders Auctions for a bidding price of $150,000 (£113,300).
It was played by one time Beatles drummer Andy White, who briefly sat in for Ringo Starr during the recording of the track. White was asked to re-record the hit with Starr on tambourine.
The drum set comes from the personal collection of Clive Edwards, who studied drumming with Reg Weller - White's close friend. The Beatles drum set includes a letter of authenticity from White's widow Thea.
White reflected on the recording session during a 2012 interview with the BBC, stating: "From the drum sound I can tell that I was on (the album) 'Please Please Me', because it was a vastly different sound to Ringo's drum set at that time. This was before he got the Ludwig kit.
"Each drummer gets an individual sound, first of all by the way they tune the drums and then by the way they play the drums.''
Andy White died in Caldwell, New Jersey US last year, at the age of 85.