The Percussive Arts Society and Gary Astridge, noted Beatles drum gear historian, are raffling a rare Ringo Starr signed print, entitled “The World’s Most Famous Snare Drum,” in support of Ringo and Barbara Starkey’s Lotus Foundation charity and the Percussive Arts Society.
The print displays five photos of Ringo’s 1963 Ludwig Jazz Festival snare from his private collection, plus a signature. This drum was used on many Beatle songs, ranging from “All My Loving” to “The End.” It was Ringo’s snare drum of choice during his career with the Beatles and is seen in all photos, movies, and videos. The print is one of only six, measures 18″x24″, and is numbered for authenticity. Money from the raffle will be donated to the Percussive Arts Society and the Lotus Foundation.
Jeff Hartsough, Executive Director of PAS, states, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to present this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to both Beatles fans and Percussive Arts Society supporters. This extremely rare piece of memorabilia from drum legend and PAS Hall of Fame member Ringo Starr is simply amazing. Please show your support for two great organizations by taking part in the raffle, and best of luck to all.”
The raffle will take place during PASIC 2014. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the PASIC gift shop and the Rhythm! Discovery Center front desk November 19–22. Tickets are $5 a piece or three for $10 (cash only). No phone or email raffle orders will be allowed.
This is a very rare piece of Ringo memorabilia since Starr stopped signing autographs a few years ago. The signed poster is valued at over $2,000. The frame is not included and shipping is free. The drawing will occur before the Saturday Evening Concert on November 22 at the Indiana Convention Center.
The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is the largest percussion event in the world featuring over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, and presentations. The finest artists from all over the world are invited to present and perform at PASIC.
For more information, visit www.pasic.org.