Originally Posted by Sticksman
OK, I might be doing a bad thing by opening the Ringo debate, but here goes because it makes for good discussion. Do you think Ringo was all he was hyped up to be, drumming-wise. If he was an adequate drummer, then he was the perfect definition of an adequate drummer. He always kept basic beats, tasteful fills, and even sang once!
Personally, I think he is a good drummer for his time, when drummers just gave a nice groove and then some, and that he deserves credit not only for that but also for inspiring literally millions
of people to take up the drum sticks. Not only a good sticksman, but also really influential.
Your two cents???
I think the answer to this question lies in the # of units sold.
I don't understand the comment "for his time". Let's roll some names off the tongue from that time.
And the list goes on and on. There were many great drummers during that time.