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BBC article on Ringo Starr.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by AltGrendel, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    BBC article on Ringo: Here

    Say what you will, I always liked his work and felt that he really was the best drummer for them.
  2. Shinbone

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    I've come to believe that Ringo was a lot more integral to the Beatles sound than most people give him credit for.
    To me, none of the post-Beatles solo recordings sound much like the Beatles unless Ringo played on it.
  3. Mike M.

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    It just wouldn't have been the Beatles without John, Paul, George and Ringo. Ringo gave those songs what they needed. Was he lucky? Of course he was. He was in the right time, was in the right place and knew the right people to make it all happen.

    I like how Ringo put it" "The Beatles happened because we all said yes."
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    Even Paul has gone on record saying he isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles... didn't he get the spot because Pete Best was not pretty enough?

    Now in a "who was the best conductor on Shining Time Station?" debate, I think Ringo has a better shot.
  5. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom Supporting Member

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    I thoroughly enjoyed that article. I learned a lot I didn't know about Ringo. Thanks!
  6. bkbirge

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    I've always loved Ringo's style and feel. He was a major contributor to the sound of the Beatles.
  7. bjabass

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    The Beatles were a celebrity group as much as a band early on. He was the right celebrity for the job. His drumming was basic and solid as was the musicianship of the rest of the band. The only standout musician as far as virtuosity was MacCartney and his ability was much more musical than technical. Ringo fit, and without him the phenomena would never have happened IMHO.
  8. corinpills

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    Anybody with eras can hear that Ringo had a great feel. He and Paul drive those songs in the most beautiful way and on the early stuff, where it's more straight forward, he socks the hell out of his drums. When those guys rock and roll, they really lay it down and a lot of it is Ringo.
  9. ShoeManiac

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    That was actually a quote that's been attributed to John Lennon. It was Lennon that said Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in The Beatles. That honor actually went to Paul McCartney, who I believe may have played some of the drums on The Beatles, aka The White Album.

    Ringo got the gig because Pete Best's playing was deemed sub-par by George Martin at The Beatles first recording session for Parlophone. Martin wound up bringing in a session drummer for The Beatles first single, "Love me do". This move prompted the other Beatles and Brian Epstein to fire Best and bring on Ringo who had played with The Beatles as a sub during their time in Hamburg.
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    He did what was right for the songs. Never anything flashy and one of the best keepers of time to ever sit behind a drum kit.

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