To the man who exemplifies the adage that Less Is More. Happy 75th Ringo!
RPM: Jonathan Perry's Life in Analog
He’s not named Ringo for nothing!
“I consider him one of the greatest innovators of rock drumming and believe that he has been one of the greatest influences on rock drumming today … Ringo has influenced drummers more than they will ever realize or admit. Ringo laid down the fundamental rock beat that drummers are playing today and they probably don’t even realize it …He consistently came up with new ideas that always seemed perfect for the song, but it wasn’t just a matter of him picking a basic beat for a song, because lots of drummers could do that. Ringo definitely had the right kind of personality and creative ideas for The Beatles music. You will rarely find a Beatles song without something noticeable that Ringo played or didn’t play … Ringo always approached the song more like a songwriter than a drummer. He always served the music.”…
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Good drumming plus charm is a rare commodity! And Ringo has both in spades!