Ringo Starr’s copy of The Beatles’ “White Album” has been named the most expensive vinyl record ever to be sold at auction.
The first edition of the Fab Four’s ninth album is set to make the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition, after it was sold at Julien’s Auction House for a staggering $790,000 (£522,438).
The first pressing of the 1968 chart-topper, which displayed the number, 0000001, was stored by Starr in a vault for 35 years and auctioned by the drummer in near mint condition.
Ringo Starr and his album will join the likes of David Bowie in the record books, who will be posthumously recognised for the first time in ten years, after scoring the most simultaneous entries on the UK album charts.
Following his death on 10 January 2016, 19 of Bowie’s albums hit the UK Top 100, while ten appeared in the UK Top 40.
This included the icon’s final album, Blackstar, which was released on his 69th birthday, and just two days before his death.