Hi friends - In the Guitar Player Magazine Holiday issue my Vinyl Treasures column features the LP "Country Guitar" (Various Artists) that includes the great Thumbs Carlisle, Jimmy Capps, Billy Byrd, Hardrock Gunter...
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I’ve heard it’s fashionable to be critical of Ringo Starr's drumming. I find this astonishing- it’s like someone telling me “cockroaches are cuter then kittens”. Say what?
Ringo is one the greatest rock drummers in music history. He played compositionally and cleverly while he prioritized the song… and he was always swinging hard.
His contributions on “Tomorrow Never Knows”, “Maxwell's Silver Hammer”, “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”, “Polythene Pam” , “Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”, “Fixing A Hole”, “Come Together”, “Hey Bulldog”, “Paperback Writer”, “Good Morning, Good Morning” are obvious examples of his humble genius … and I’m leaving dozens of other examples off my list. Feel free to add your own … I love the Beatles!
George Harrison talks about Ringo...