Without Ringo On Ed Sullivan 60 Years Ago Today, How Would Your Drumming Life Be Different?

I wasn't influenced directly at all by Ringo; never liked or listened to the Beatles. But my influences were influenced by Ringo.
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If you are lucky enough to have your Mom above the sod, please give her a hug and tell her you Love Her. Days are short and time is fleeting. Don't waste them!

I do. I don't tell her she's probably stretching a possibility, either. I mean, how else would she have the opportunity to share that thought with me if we aren't in communication? But I haven't gone to see her lately.
I'm well aware of the Ed Sullivan Ringo and was so excited to watch. For ME I was even MORE impressed with the Let it be roof top Ringo. As time went on he never ever stopped impressing me. Different than Bonham but equally as profound.
I think that quote has ben attributed to a few guys. Steve Smith mentioned it too...in hid DVD of the same name.

Last night, I was just telling girlfriend, who is a very slight Beatles fan, exactly the impact they had. A few other huge names came up too; Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Taylor Swift, etc...absolutely massive influence, but we aren't talking about THEIR first US concert 60 years later.

I wasn't alive then, so I can't offer first-hand experience but it seemed there was nothing like Beatlemania before them to compare it too.

What still blows my mind is that their entire recorded history is only like 7 years, yet the ENTIRE musical landscape would look completely different without the Beatles.
To All The Youngins out there, do yourselves a favor and delve into Beatlemania. Watch Ron Howard's epic documentary on Netflix: "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years" That will enlighten the ignorant (not knocking you folks who were not around at all), of The Cultural /Generational EXPLOSION this had on the World. The others you mention really can't compare to the vastness of the impact. I can say with assurdiness that the extent of Beatlemania will very unlikely never be repeated. Unless A. I. does something weird :):)
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Whether or not you were one of the 73 million people watching Ed Sullivan on this day (Feb. 9) in 1964, what impact have Ringo Starr and the other three Beatles had on your life as a drummer, yoga enthusiast or, in the case of George, purchaser of exotic automobiles?

As a 12 yo at the time, just really getting into Pop/Rock music a year or two before [I seem to recall the tune "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as the ignition switch for my music affionadoism] , although I was conscious of Ringo (the 1st Drummer to my recollection that sat on a platform, raised up from the background like no other), I recall that I was drawn to Paul initially. Shaking the cobwebs of my mind, my recollection, I think, Dave Clark 5 may have been more impressive and was more of an influence to me about Drumming. Charlie Watts and Dino Danelli probably stirred me more. I started lessons circa 1966 at 15, when I had the epiphamy of the Beat of The Drums in music. Then commenced playing on lunch tables at HS , and so on....
I was just 9 months old at the time, but one of my sisters was in high school, and another was 9 years old, so I suspect the family was watching, so I guess I was too 😉
(now I have to ask them if they watched it, never thought to ask before)

Beatles music has always been present in my life, due to my sister's, tho I wasn't conscious of them. I clearly remember my sister bringing home the 45 of Hey Jude, even tho I was just 4 or so.

I didnt really discover The Beatles till a friend in high school turned me on to them, among many other musical greats. Drum wise, I wasn't inspired by Ringo initially, nor anyone in particular. I was entranced by whoever was playing drums that i could see, on TV. Ringo inspired my real development later, tho, and does to this day.
I absolutely love Ringo... he definitely is a Star! He has his own unique Style and that's what made the Beatles "The Beatles" no other drummer could play the way he did. Kudos to Ringo!
The Beatles were a year older than me having formed in 1960. My three earliest memories beyond recognizing my parents and brothers were them on Ed Sullivan, me climbing out of bed every morning before everyone else to get the Quaker Oats box to play drums, and unplugging and plugging in the TV really quick one day and giving myself a giant jolt. I literally don’t remember anything else happening before the Beatles. But if not for them, I would still have gone into music, I’m sure of it.
I'd been playing in a band for a couple of years when the Beatles happened.
For drummers, song writers and bands everything changed, you probably had to have 'been there' to get it.
We're all standing on someone's shoulders whether we know it or not, the Beatles were and so are your favorite players.
Since he was before my time, no different. I didn't have a drummer influence until Peter Criss in the early 80's.
I think it's a good question. It was definitely before my time, but there was a substantial chain of events and musical influence that came from that very moment. I'm pretty sure things would be different. Good or bad, I don't know.
I’m 51 so arguably no impact…buuuuttt, I was brought up on The Beatles music and if anything I took them for granted when I was younger. The drummer that first turned my head was Stewart Copeland, whose work with The Police still amazes me. That said I absolutely love The Beatles these days and subconsciously I know Ringo must have influenced me; his signature drum parts are incredible and nobody plays like him. He’s an all time great for sure. :) (y)
My brother and sister insist I was in the living room when the Beatles were on, but I do not remember... I was still a wee young lad. Their records were all over our house growing up and I certainly love their music. I started taking drum lessons shortly after Abbey Road was released (my brother had a copy). I was able to easily play Ringo's solo on "The End" and remember how simple yet totally grooving it was. Hmm, maybe there's something about that ?!?! Back then I was busy trying to copy and Danny Seraphine's stuff from the first two Chicago LPs. I never really appreciated Ringo until years later listening to CD releases of the older LPs.
Addendum: It is because of Ringo I now play 13/16/22 kit. If it's good enough for Ringo, it's good enough for me.
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Loved Ringo but it didn't matter really. Charlie was still there. Dino..John Barbata.. You know the list.
One guy often overlooked of that British Invasion Genre is Mick Avory of The Kinks. Despite the love of The Beatles (I was 12 when they first appeared to the USA public that Fateful day 60 years ago), some of the immediately following bands had an impact on me for going for Drums : Dave Clark, Mick Avory (The Kinks were a Band well ahead of their Time), Dino Danelli & Charlie Watts. As the Rock/ Blues entered the picture a few years later - here comes Ginger, Keith, and John B. When I first commenced drum lessons circa 1966 (?, I think that's right) - soon afterward, it was Ginger Baker, Charlie Watts, Mick Avory (because I really dug The Kinks - "You Really Got Me') and Dino Danelli that had the greatest impact to me. Ringo was Underappreciated for less than obvious reasons. Not until much later did I come to appreciate Ringo's musicality in drumming. No need for solos (except that short one on The White Album) - Charlie Watts too (unless he did solos Live?).
Coming up with a definitive answer from the philosophical idea created by a hypothetical scenario?

I'm gonna go practice instead.
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my drumming career/infliuences would not have changed since those were given to me by my dad, who was a jazz guy. I have never liked the Beatles - even back in the 70's/80's as a kid - and never even thought about Ringo as someone to look up to. For me, it was Gene Krupa and Joe Morello at first, then John Panozzo, Phil Ehart and Neil Peart.

the way I deal with the music industry was definitely influenced by the Beatles/ Ringo though. They changed the way music was distributed, marketed, used and dispersed to the masses for sure. We all are living in that wake...
way I deal with the music industry was definitely influenced by the Beatles/ Ringo though. They changed the way music was distributed, marketed, used and dispersed to the masses for sure. We all are living in that wake...
I would call your attention to the comments made first by John Lennon, and then concurred by the other FAB 4 when they were carted off the Stadium field in Seattle in 1966. The comment was made and somehow recorded while they were on the Bus that took them off this field after a concert.....it was Their Last Concert as depicted in Ron Howard's Documentary cited earlier by me. As they are being carted away with a quasi - riot on the field, John blurbs out: "I'm Not doing This Anymore. No More Concerts". I'm paraphrasing... Once said..The other 3 blokes concurred with "Me Too". That was the re-birth of The Beatles as solely a Studio Band. Their last live concert was the one in Get Back - on the roof of their Apple Records Studio.
Whether or not you were one of the 73 million people watching Ed Sullivan on this day (Feb. 9) in 1964, what impact have Ringo Starr and the other three Beatles had on your life as a drummer, yoga enthusiast or, in the case of George, purchaser of exotic automobiles?

I was not alive then so no, I was not one of those watching. By the time I found out about The Beatles they were already an old band that really was about 15 years before my time (considering I started seriously getting into music when I was 5 or 6 years old). That was about the same time I really got interested in drumming. Ringo had no direct impact on my drumming, as for how many drummers I like he influenced I can't say, so he must have some impact via some drummer that I like that likes him.
No. Slightly before my time. Not really a Beatles fan. I know, sacrilege.
It was my mom's music so therefore automatically not a fan. Then later when I had a little more maturity I tried to see what the appeal was but I just could never get into any music from that time (not Beatles, Elvis or others from then) it's like their sound (read style of music) was not appealing to me at all. Not being a fan of a band like that is NOT sacrilege is like me getting mad because a lot of folks here don't like metal because its not their thing. The only time that I get upset is when it is dismissed as just noise without even considering the skills needed to play at that level. (much more technically challenging that anything the Beatles ever played)...

Example (which conveniently showcases every musician individually):

So yes call it noise but admit you can't play it because is probably above your skill level.