At the end of April 1963, Ringo acquired his first kit Ludwig Downbeat color Oyster Black Pearl (on the first tour of the band in the US he acquired another identical kit). This kit contained a 14 "x20" bass drum, an 8 "x12" Tom Holder and a 14 "x14" Floor Tom. With this kit you also purchased a 5 "x14" Ludwig Jazz Festival snare drum. With the Downbeat kits he recorded the singles She Loves You / I´ll Get You, I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy and the German single Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand / Sie Liebt Dich, he also recorded part of the EP Long Tall Sally and part of the LP A Hard Day´s Night.more
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