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Bernard Purdie Played Drums On Beatles Recordings!
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7 October 2011
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The guy is talking absolute nonsense. Ringo never played on anything! Purdie played on 21 songs early on! Erm listen to the session tape bootlegs from the Please Please Me outtakes onwards and you have Ringo all over the songs. Plus there are no differences in the drumming between the us and uk tapes.

This is on of those really stupid claims to fame, he probably made the claim in the 70's, got away with such an idiotic statement and kept going unable to backtrack without looking a right fool, so kept repeating his inanities.

And even if you begin to think 'wow, this is big news' when Purdie was asked which ones he said 'um i cant say'. 

This absolute rubbish has actually irritated me.blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie

 

Purdie actually sounds like a really good musician with a really impressive list of people who he has had worked with. Why he then made these claims is beyond me.

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meanmistermustard said
The guy is talking absolute nonsense. Ringo never played on anything! Purdie played on 21 songs early on! Erm listen to the session tape bootlegs from the
Please Please Me outtakes onwards and you have Ringo all over the songs. Plus there are no differences in the drumming between the us and uk tapes.

This is on of those really stupid claims to fame, he probably made the claim in the 70's, got away with such an idiotic statement and kept going unable to backtrack without looking a right fool, so kept repeating his inanities.

And even if you begin to think 'wow, this is big news' when Purdie was asked which ones he said 'um i cant say'. 

This absolute rubbish has actually irritated me.blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie

 

Purdie actually sounds like a really good musician with a really impressive list of people who he has had worked with. Why he then made these claims is beyond me.

Why? Because one could always get more famous or use more money. The reason why is easy.

23 November 2013
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Linde said

meanmistermustard said
The guy is talking absolute nonsense. Ringo never played on anything! Purdie played on 21 songs early on! Erm listen to the session tape bootlegs from the
Please Please Me outtakes onwards and you have Ringo all over the songs. Plus there are no differences in the drumming between the us and uk tapes.

This is on of those really stupid claims to fame, he probably made the claim in the 70's, got away with such an idiotic statement and kept going unable to backtrack without looking a right fool, so kept repeating his inanities.

And even if you begin to think 'wow, this is big news' when Purdie was asked which ones he said 'um i cant say'. 

This absolute rubbish has actually irritated me.blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie

 

Purdie actually sounds like a really good musician with a really impressive list of people who he has had worked with. Why he then made these claims is beyond me.

Why? Because one could always get more famous or use more money. The reason why is easy.

But no-one (well no-one with a brain cell) would believe him so it only ends up with Purdie looking stupid and quite pathetic, at least get his facts straight and not claim he overdubbed Ringo. Is a bit of cash worth losing some of your credibility (some people obviously think it is going by the way some people live and how they act)?

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Yeah well apparently some dipshits think so. Because some people really don't have or use their brains.

23 November 2013
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Linde said
Yeah well apparently some dipshits think so.
Because some people really don't have or use their brains.

It would be nice if it was different tho. "Ah but at least they are happy" is what the normal, standard response is. Well a-hard-days-night-paul-11blue-meanie to that.

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I kinda feel sorry for Purdie: A great drummer with a fine recorded track record behind him, he somehow feels that having respect within the industry and from musicians and a body of recorded work behind him isn't enough. He deserves to be famous among regular people, famous like a celebrity, like...Ringo Starr! So he makes up this story in the '70s, at a time when the body of research into the Beatles' recordings and performing legacy isn't as exhaustive as it is today, and when he maybe assumes such a tale can't ever be fairly easily debunked. And now he has to live with this story of his which nobody takes seriously.

And yet, and yet...that wholly plausible evidence of Jim Vallance's that Purdie may indeed have enhanced Pete Best's drumming on the Atco versions of the Hamburg-era recordings is convincing indeed. Could it be that Purdie actually performed that work - and then later chose to exaggerate his contributions by coming up with this inflated figure of 21 songs (including "Yeah Yeah Yeah"), instead of just a handful? And claiming that it was "Brian Epstein himself" who supervised this bit of studio cosmetic work, insisting that it had to remain top-secret? And choosing to malign Ringo out of ignorance, perhaps because he doesn't even know of the existence of Pete Best?

That's what I personally choose to believe, just because I don't like feeling embarrassed for someone of Purdie's stature on his own behalf, being forced to constantly double-down after being caught in a lie. Far easier for me to imagine that it was a minor-but-legitimate claim blown up into a lie thanks to some exaggeration, plus some good-faith misinformation and faulty memory.

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