Legendary musician Ringo Starr is “beyond blessed” to still be married to wife of nearly 35 years Barbara Bach.
The former Beatles drummer met the one-time Bond girl on the set of the film Caveman in 1980 and married a year later. And after more than three decades together, their bond is stronger than ever.
“There’s no escape … I think I love Barbara as much (today) as I did (when we met),” he gushed to People magazine. “And I’m beyond blessed that she loves me and we’re still together.”
Ringo, 75, performed on the classic Beatles track All You Need is Love, and for Barbara there couldn’t be a truer sentiment.
“I love the man, and that’s it,” the 68-year-old added.
The pair has accumulated a lot of belongings together and, having now settled in Los Angeles, they have decided to sell off a lot of their precious memorabilia to raise money for charity.
“It’s time to let go,” Ringo explained.
Some of the items on sale include a guitar given to Ringo by band mate John Lennon, and an outfit Barbara wore in The Spy Who Loved Me opposite Roger Moore.
However, one of the biggest sellers is sure to be the first ever copy of the band’s 1968 album, The Beatles – more commonly known as the White Album due to its minimalist packaging.
Each unit of the record came with its own serial number stamped on the cover and Ringo is the owner of White Album No 0000001. Bidding on the record starts at $20,000 (£13,276), but it is estimated to fetch up to $60,000 (£39,670).
The items will be up for auction between 3-5 December (15) at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, with the proceeds of the sales benefitting Barbara’s charity, the Lotus Foundation.