Several Members of The SH Forums So Correctly Debunk This Ludicrous Stupid Nonsense Calling The Early Beatles A Boy Band
I prefer the Stones. The Stones were never referred to as a “boy band” therefore they are better. The Beatles have never been referred to as a boy…
The Beatles engineer Ken Scott says Ringo Starr is one of the best rock and roll drummers he ever worked with,says he was incredible
Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn debunked this myth a few years ago that John Lennon ever said that Ringo wasn’t even the best drummer in The Beatles and found out that John Lennon never said this about Ringo’s drumming it was a British comedian named Jasper Carrot who said this stupid ridiculous nonsense in 1983,*3* years after
Here in this 1971 interview at the Sgt.Regis Hotel John Lennon is asked by the interviewer about him using drummer Jim Keltner and if this was a reflection on Ringo’s drumming.And John said, Oh no I love his drumming. He then said I think Keltner is a bit technically better but Ringo is still one of the best drummers in rock.
And who did John Lennon use as a drummer on his first brilliant solo album John Lennon Plastic Ono Band when he could have gotten almost anyone who would have jumped at the chance to play on one of John’s albums? Ringo and he played great on it too.
And Ringo Starr was already a successful drummer in the most popular successful band in Liverpool,Rory Storm and The Hurricanes when John,Paul and George asked him to join The Beatles.And George Martin didn’t think that Pete Best was that good,and he and John,Paul and George thought that Ringo was much better.
Also Phil Collins and Max Weinberg are both Ringo fans. And Phil Collins ( who has always been a big Beatles fan and he was in the audience in the concert scene in their great movie A Hard Day’s Night at age 13) says he can’t even duplicate Ringo’s great drumming in A Day In The Life. George Martin says that Ringo always had a great feel and ear for a song and that it was his idea to play the tom toms on A Day In The Life giving it a unique percussion sound.
Mark Lewisohn says in his great book,The Beatles Recording Sessions,that on a handful of occasions during all of the several hundred session tapes and thousand of recording hours can Ringo be heard to have made a mistake or wavered in his beat. He then says that his work was remarkably consistent-and excellent-from 1962 right through to 1970.
Also in a May 1981 phone conversation that Paul McCartney had with Hunter Davies,the author of the only authorized Beatles biography,called appropriately,The Beatles that first came out in 1968,and he updated many times,Paul said that he didn’t have anything against Stuart Sutcliffe, he just couldn’t play bass well at all and Paul has said elsewhere that he had big music ambitions for The Beatles,and in this phone conversation he said it was the same with Pete Best,that it was all junk that they replaced him with Ringo because they were jealous of him being more popular,Paul said Ringo was so much better.
This is only part of this extensive,long great biography,As The All Music Guide says in their excellent Beatles biography “That it’s difficult to summarize their career without restating cliches that have already been digested by tens of millions of rock fans, to start with the obvious,they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century.””Moreover they were among the few artists of *any* discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did *and* the most popular at what they did.” They also say as singers John Lennon and Paul McCartney were among the best and most expressive in rock.
University Of Berklee Multi-talented Musician,Guitar Teacher,First Female Berklee Guitar Teacher,And Now Music Professor Has Loved The Beatles Since She Saw Them On The ED Sullivan Show When She Was 4 Years Old.
University Of Berklee multi-talented musician,guitar teacher,first female guitar teacher,and now Music professor Lauren Passarelli has loved The Beatles since she saw them on The Ed Sullivan show when she was 4 years old.
What Was Important About Hamburg Germany To The Beatles Success As A Band? 1000’s of hours of live playing experience. The article also says that by comparison most bands today don’t play 1,200 times in their entire career.