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1960 Premier Royal Ace Piccolo Snare

Most people are unaware of Ringo's first Beatle snare drum, which is actually called a Premier 4"x14" Royal Ace. Remember that this is the snare heard on BIG hit songs like "Twist And Shout" and "I Saw Her Standing There." There are numerous recording of Ringo playing his Premier kit with his Royal Ace snare. Click on the audio player below for a great example of the snare's sound and Ringo's playing. 
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Photos by:
Gary Astridge
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Cry-Over You
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The Premier Royal Ace piccolo snare drum on the right in both photos belongs to Ringo. I gave it to him for his 70th birthday.
Ringo shares old memories with 2010 All Starr Band mate Edgar Winter and drum tech Jeff Chonis as photographed by photographer Rob Shanahan after receiving the 1960 Premier snare drum.
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