What would The Beatles have sound like without Ringo?....

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by coot, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. coot

    coot Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think Ringo unique powerful backbeat defines their signature sound...

    He was born left handed and learned to play a right hand kit creating his style

    what would the boys sound like without Ringo

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  2. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    They would have been les.
  3. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Have you ever heard the DECCA audition w/ Pete Best on drums?
  4. ledzepp

    ledzepp Forum Resident

  5. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    Listen to "Back in the USSR", "Dear Prudence" or "The Ballad of John and Yoko" for a taste of the Beatles sans Ringo.
  6. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Well i guess they wouldn't have been the Beatles ... as without a drummer there would be no defined beat as @ledzepp says there Beat-less
  7. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.


    (edit - bunglejerry beat me to it)
  8. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    There really ought to be a yawning emoji.
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  9. fogalu

    fogalu Forum Resident

    Killarney, Ireland
    He was really missed on "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby."
  10. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

  11. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    it has been well established that ringo is the most important beatle. fact, undisputable, end of story.

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  12. jfire

    jfire Forum Resident

    Ringo always played to serve the song - never showing off, never phoning it in.

    His drumming was tasteful and rock solid.

    His contributions to the Beatles' sound are just as significant as those of the other three members.
  13. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
  14. leudanielm

    leudanielm Forum Resident

    Besides the astounding work he did, he was paramount to the band's dynamics. So there wouldn't have been any Beatles without Ringo.
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  15. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Midwest via Boston


    This guy did this with tons of Beatles songs all using the Pete Best "atomic beat," but most got taken down by UMG. A shame because I'd never laughed that hard.
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  16. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
  17. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
    Scintillating thread.
  18. Drifter

    Drifter AD survivor

    Vancouver, BC, CA
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  19. TFEC

    TFEC Opinion Holder

    Where's that clip of "Pete Best" drumming on A Day In The Life?!

  20. But he really kicked ass on 'Julia' !
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  21. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
  22. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    I guess John would have sung "Honey Don't" then.
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  23. tineardrum

    tineardrum Well-Known Member

    No"Hard Days Night" , no "Tomorrow Never knows" without Ringo-isms.
  24. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Like Peter Paul & Mary, except dudes.

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