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Which BEATLES is your favorite ?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by BigNorm, Apr 14, 2019.

Wich Beatles is your favorite ?

  1. John Lennon

  2. George Harrison

  3. Paul McCartney

  4. Ringo Starr

  5. I don't care about the Beatles

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  1. fezz parka

    fezz parka Making a record.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It tweaks my nose when people don't get that Ringo is a great drummer.

    From Paul's induction speech for Ringo:

    And one night our drummer then, Pete Best, wasn’t available, so Ringo sat in. And I remember the moment. I mean, Pete was great, and we had a good time with him. But me, John and George, God bless ’em, were on the front line singing, and now behind us we had this guy we’d never played with before, and I remember the moment when he started to play – I think it was Ray Charles, “What’d I Say,” and most of the drummers couldn’t nail the drum part, it’s a little bit [sings a bit of it]. It was a little difficult to do, but Ringo nailed it. Yeah — Ringo nailed it! And I remember the moment, standing there and looking at John and then looking at George, and the look on our faces was like, f**k you. What is this? And that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of The Beatles.

    Ringo. The last piece of the puzzle. :)
     
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    Well?:D:whistling:
     
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    I remember a quote from Paul i think it was.....
    He was asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world....

    And Paul replied...... "he's not even the best drummer in the band".

    Now, admittedly, I am remembering a quote that I can't prove was actually said, but that does sound like something Paul would say.

    And for the record, no, I don't get ringo's greatness as a drummer.
     
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    For the record (millions of them actually)...I guess you just had to have been there in the day?:rolleyes::sneaky:
     
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    I would venture a guess that any Beatles drumming that would qualify as great, probably came from a session player (bernard claims a lot of work).
     
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    I voted Harrison, for his musicality.
     
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    I definitely wasn't there.
    I just looked it up after I typed that (i should probably look stuff up before I type) and the interwebs says it's an urban legend.
    It was never said, and it was attributed to John not Paul.

    Supposedly it came from a London newspaper misquote.
    But it stuck.
    Lol
     
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    If record sales indicates greatness, someone needs to explain kanye west to me.

    For the record, I am a Beatles fan.
    I own just about all of their output (except the compilation packages).

    So, let's just say, if i had to rate the individual members, ringo would be 4th. Maybe 5th.
     
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    You remember wrong.

    A quote from Mark Lewisohn:

    “The London Times newspaper quoted John Lennon ‘famously saying that Ringo wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles.’ John Lennon never said that, famously or otherwise, and that is the London Times quoting him,” Lewisohn said, making a point about his motivation for trying to separate fact from Fab Four mythology.

    “For me, it’s [a case of tracking down] when did he say this? I’ve heard every John Lennoninterview, I’ve read every John Lennon interview, I never saw that quote. So when did he say it, let alone when did he famously say it?” he said. “I determined to get to the bottom of it. And it’s actually a TV comedian’s joke from three years after John was killed, in 1983. So John Lennonnever said it -- and wouldn’t have said it.”

    The line often attributed to John Lennon - "Ringo isn't the best drummer in the world. He isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles" - was actually uttered by British comedian Jasper Carrott in 1983.

    So...not real. Just a dumbass joke being retold as a fact. ;)
     
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    Yes, i explained that a few posts up.
     
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    Well, he did revolutionize the way drums are played.

    Before that everyone played traditional, with the left stick held with the wrist turned upside down- think Spirit of 1776, the drummer's snare held on a strap over his right shoulder resting on his left hip.
     
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    Bernard Purdy's claims are just that. Empty claims like Carol Kaye saying she played on Motown sessions.

    The only things I can think of where Ringo wasn't the drummer was Love Me Do and The Ballad Of John and Yoko.
     
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    Maybe he did. I'm not sure. Either way, I'm not on a ringo bashing campaign.
    Anyone who wants to like his playing is certainly free to do so.
    I just don't.
     
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    Hypothetically, if I was starting a band in the 1960s and I could choose either Ringo, Keith Moon, Mitch Mitchell or Ginger Baker to be my drummer I would choose Ringo. He always played exactly what the songs needed and never stepped on the vocals or anything else either. While the other drummers mentioned are almost always praised over Ringo by critics and a lot of musicians for me a great drummer is a drummer who holds it down, makes people feel the music and then delivers creatively.

    I do love Keith Moon and Mitch Mitchell's playing within their bands. Their busy style worked for the music they were making. Ginger Baker's overplaying ruins Cream for me though.
     
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    Yeah..I expanded on it. Sue me. LOL
     
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    You don't sound like you get it. There is no "Beatle"...only "Beatles". All or nothing as it were as none of them had the impact as solo acts that they shared together. They were and always will be "The Lads From Liverpool"!:cool:
     
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    So would I. Believe or not Moon and Ringo are very similar. And Son of Ringo plays with what's left of the Who. :)
     
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    There are countless people who debate this one way or the other.
    I really have no proof or expertise on the subject.
    It wouldn't surprise me, even slightly, if session players were on the drums for some Beatles songs.

    That was a common practice (still is, as I'm sure you're aware).

    I'm more of a causal fan, as opposed to a super fan.
    But i do find their career fascinating , and a lot of their music masterpieces.
     
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    Yeah..... but, you're telling me that ringo was as important as john or Paul?
    Even George wasn't in that league of prolific song craft.
    And George is pretty amazing.

    I just don't see how a case could be made otherwise.

    I think the Beatles could have been equally as great if it was:
    John, George, Paul, and almost anyone.

    That's not a troll post. At least not intentionally.

    You had two of the greatest pop music songwriters in one band, at the same time. I think they would have been famous/legendary regardless of who sat behind the drums.
     
  20. LPBlue

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    Well then casual fan yes, they were/are fascinating but why debate some of us old fart devotees who remember it all first hand?:sneaky: I grew up on the boys and a slew of other bands of the era so there may be some crazy off chance that I and a lot of others here remember stuff you will not being that I was already 15 when you were born and The Beatles were already done and the boys were doing their solo gigs. Just thinking out loud!:whistling:
     
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