Originally Posted by wy yung
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.
He probably meant "that time" in the Rock-Field. There the Drummers like Earl Palmer or Hal Blaine or Buddy Harman were very back in the shadow of the singers - and not known. Only the Beatles brought the musicians into the frontrow.
On the other side in Jazz there were of course the great drummers very known as mentioned above...