World’s first Ringo Starr exhibition to open this summer

'Ringo: Peace & Love' is dedicated to The Beatles drummer and will open in Los Angeles before touring in 2014

The world’s first major exhibition about the life of The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is set to open this summer.

Ringo: Peace & Love will open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on June 12 and close in November 2013, before touring cities across the world in 2014.

The exhibit will look at “all aspects of Starr’s musical and creative life”, including his work as a musician, artist and actor and will, according to a statement, “aim to propel Starr’s universal message of peace and love.”

On display will be never-been-seen photographs as well as letters, documents and original artefacts, including the drum kit Ringo played at Shea Stadium and on The Ed Sullivan Show as well as his ‘Sgt Pepper’ suit, ‘Help!’ cape and jacket worn during The Beatles‘ famous London rooftop concert.

The interactive element of the exhibition will see visitors able to take a virtual drum lesson with Ringo.

Bob Santelli, executive director of The Grammy Museum has said of the exhibition:

I’m honored that Ringo has chosen to work with us to create Ringo: Peace & Love. We are particularly excited to celebrate Starr’s extraordinary musical legacy with the legions of fans who admire him, as well as to introduce him to a new generation of music lovers.

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Last year Ringo Starr was named the richest drummer in the world.

The 72-year-old, who released his 16th solo album ‘Ringo 2012’ last January, is worth $300 million (£190 million), according to wealth-calculation website

This puts him well ahead of former Genesis man Phil Collins, who came in second place with a reported worth of around $250 million (£158 million). Dave Grohl, worth $225 million (£143 million), was third.