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Old 12-30-2017, 11:53 AM   #1
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Top 10 Ringo Starr drum performances

When it comes to discussing the instrumental prowess of The Beatles, Ringo Starr’s drumming contributions have often gotten short shrift over the years. For some reason, Starr was seen by many as simply being in the right place at the right time or considered “lucky” to have achieved fame and fortune. There’s even been a quote floating around attributed to John Lennon where he reportedly said something to the effect of, “Ringo isn’t the best drummer in the world; he isn’t even the best drummer in The Beatles.” Not only is the statement a complete falsehood, but Lennon never said it; it was actually an obscure British comedian who delivered the line in 1983.

Ringo Starr is, of course, nothing less than one of the premier rock drummers ever to sit behind a kit. Perhaps he wasn’t technically proficient (John Lennon did mention this in an interview shortly before his death), but he brought something intangible to The Beatles’ songs. As Beatles producer George Martin explained to author Mark Lewisohn in 1988, “Ringo has a tremendous feel for a song and he always helped us hit the right tempo the first time. He was rock solid.” Starr was also never showy and always played to serve the song. In the process, he was responsible for some of the most creative, memorable drumming of the rock era. Here are 10 examples: http://www.goldminemag.com/articles/...aign=undefined
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Re: Top 10 Ringo Starr drum performances

Where's "Birthday" and especially "The End"?
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Re: Top 10 Ringo Starr drum performances

I Feel Fine
She Said She Said
Lone Tall Sally
Strawberry Fields
A Day In The Life
Helter Skelter
Good Morning Good Morning
Paperback Writer
Act Naturally
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"Obscure British Comedian" I dont think so, it was the mighty Jasper Carrott!
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