Musical palate cleanser, it was 56 years ago today edition

In honor of this…

… here’s this.

It was a great day for me, too, Ringo.

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15 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, it was 56 years ago today edition

  1. Whiskeydawg

    It was certainly a lucky day for Ringo. If Kirby ran that group I’m not sure he would’ve made the team.

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    • Really? Starr is one of the more underrated rock drummers I know of.

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      • Whiskeydawg

        That’s why I said, “I’m not sure”. I’m not musically inclined myself but I have a couple of friends who were divided over his abilities. John was always my favorite. Of the two artist who’ve passed on from my youth, the two I miss the most are, John Lennon and George Carlin.

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      • Anonymous

        Ringo is only underrated because people assume he was terrible. From a technical perspective, Ringo was not even an average drummer, much less a hugely talented one. Hell, he wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles. What goes unsaid though is that not everyone has to be Neil Peart or Robb Reiner. That said, what Ringo did was lay down drum tracks that perfectly matched what was needed with the song. As we all know, starting with Revolver, their music became highly complex with layer after layer of subtlety being added. A drummer with a bigger ego could have detracted from the songs from wanting to add too much. Where Ringo is really underrated is as a song writer. His problem was that he was in the same band with three of the best.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          I don’t think he was the best drummer around or anything, but I do think he was better than Paul, and his playing on Abbey Road was pretty inspired.

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          • Anonymous

            Don’t get me wrong. I think Ringo is fantastic, but I was talking about technical ability not the ability to lay down the most appropriate track for a song. If you were picking a drummer for a cover band, you would be better off picking Paul.

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  2. Thank you Senator. Shared the link to all my FB friends.

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  3. Mary Kate Danaher

    Also on this date in 1965:

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  4. steve

    The sentiment of the words were appealing until paternity tests became routine in court. Calling Travis Henry.

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  5. The Dawg abides

    So I guess Jacob Eason got Best-ed. Or is it Ringoed?

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    As much as I love the Beatles and love Ringo, gotta say he can’t carry a tune in a basket. Glad he stuck primarily to drumming. YMMV.

    When I was a late teen with long ‘Beatles – like’ hair, a kid around 8 or 9 years old came up to me and asked if I was Ringo. Did my best British impression and said I was Eric Burdon.

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  7. whb209

    Ringo.. Very good and very rich. But listen to Howard Richard Allen, “I heard it through the grapevine” and many more that show his talent to an even greater extent or level or how ever you explain that ability….
    “The Funk Brothers”. You can’t beat that and I mean BEAT..
    You can’t talk about drummers without his name coming up. Just ask Ringo.

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