Gary Astridge, a sincere and dedicated Ringo fan from childhood and the world’s leading authority on Ringo’s Beatles era gear.
Gary originally launched ringosbeatlekits.com back in 2006 as a gift to drum enthusiasts and collectors everywhere. His goal was to help others make more informed decisions when collecting and researching Ringo Starr and his Beatles associated instruments. For years he’s conducted photo forensics, researched books and articles, visited websites, viewed videos, conducted interviews and compiled his findings on a site that has become the primary resource for Ringo enthusiasts, collectors and fans. All of this work was done for no reward other than the satisfaction of helping others.
In 2012 things changed for Gary when The Grammy Museum in LA announced a major exhibit honoring the unparalleled career of Sir Richard Starkey, aka Ringo Starr.  They would host displays featuring memorabilia from Ringo’s long and storied career.  There would be stage clothing, documents, awards, photographs, art, music AND DRUMS, amazing, beautiful, iconic, goose-bump-inducing Ringo drums!
Gary Astridge-Maple
“I’ve had the pleasure of watching his work with them grow over the years. You see, I met Gary at the Grammy Museum exhibit while covering it as Publisher of Classic Drummer Magazine and Director of The Classic Drummer Hall of Fame.  I immediately loved the guy, and you would too. Soon his informative articles began gracing the pages of our publication and others. 
I’ve had the pleasure of watching his work with them grow over the years. You see, I met Gary at the Grammy Museum exhibit while covering it as Publisher of Classic Drummer Magazine and Director of The Classic Drummer Hall of Fame.  I immediately loved the guy, and you would too. Soon his informative articles began gracing the pages of our publication and others.  
Gary’s about as solid a guy as anyone could hope to know and he’s created this site for your information and your enjoyment.  There are no ads and no sponsors, just accurate, fascinating content.  I hope you find it as valuable as I have and that you share it with others who also appreciate the music, equipment and persona of the one and only Ringo Starr.
To quote Sir Richard himself, 
“Peace and Love . . . Peace and Love”.
Steve Bryant
Publisher, Classic Drummer Magazine