Originally Posted by Redbeard
People have various opinions on Ringo's playing, but they were a band, and changing any one of them and what they brought to the table would have altered the final product as we know it.
I've always felt Ringo had the most personality in the band. I was recently at "The Fest for Beatles Fans" (formerly known as "BeatleFest") and they played a clip asking the boys what they would be doing after the Beatles. They all had very serious philosophic answers about musical careers. But Ringo says, "I could work in a hairdresser's salon....Would you like a cup of tea madam?"
Ringo has also had great success as an actor: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823592/?ref_=sr_2
He also wrote "Octopus's Garden" which I've always liked.