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What's wrong with Ringo?
10 September 2013
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Indy0678
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Why do people like to pick on Ringo? I've never understood it. It seems every pop culture reference to the Beatles has to have at least one shot at Ringo. It's always ''Ringo's ugly'' ''Ringo's untalented'' ''Nobody likes Ringo'' etc.. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  This is a prime example of what i'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....8edB_Q1e4g 

In short, why is it people like to make fun who Ringo such much? I'd even argue he gets more hate then yoko-ono_01 Because he only wrote two songs? I for one heart Octopus Garden, and the Beatles wouldn't have been the Beatles without him, lets see Paul ace that drum solo in The End. Please, any theories are welcome.

10 September 2013
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Phew - was worried he was ill or something.

I must say I loved the reference to Ringo in Iron Man 3 :)

10 September 2013
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People kid because they love.  I don't think it's actually possible to dislike Ringo.

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10 September 2013
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To know Ringo is to love him.  The only possible explanations are ignorance and people who hate everything.

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10 September 2013
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Just finished watching the 2nd part of 'Living in the Material World' and Ringo's 'It's Barbara f'ing Walters all over again' had me in stitches.  Go the ring!!

10 September 2013
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Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

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10 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

Nice one!!

You only need to listen to his All Starr band alumni talking about him to see the respect he has in the industry.

 

10 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

 

Couldn't have said it better myself. 

By the way, when I first saw the thread title I also thought he was ill or had gone mad or something

11 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

I always thought that was just a pun, because his name is Ringo "Starr," but yeah, I would agree that for the most part it's just a joke.

My dad explained to me once why Ringo was stupid and he said that he was the lucky one, it could have been anybody, and that the way he bounces when he plays the drums makes him look stupid, and he's uneducated, and can't sing.

I think my dad was mostly joking, but there probably are a lot of people who believe all that.

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11 September 2013
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I don't really understand either. It's probably because he wasn't at the front with the other three, or wrote as many songs or sung lead ect. 

But grandmother told me that everyone loved Ringo in the 60s. Well, everyone loved them all, but Ringo was funny and sweet and people picked up on that. 

11 September 2013
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A blog on this topic got posted yesterday:

Made the group’s sound what it was’: The Beatles’ Paul McCartney on Ringo Starr’s underrated role

McCartney, who has continued working with Starr throughout their solo years since the Beatles split in 1970, disputes the idea that his old band mate made a lesser contribution.

“I think Ringo gets that reputation because he wasn’t one of the songwriters,” McCartney tells Nesta Matthews in this clip, “and he was only an occasional singer in the group. It was mainly me and John, and then later George. He got a sort of secondary role. But I say to people: Every single member of the Beatles was just as important as the other. I liken it to four side of a square. Without one of them, it falls apart.”

More at the link.

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11 September 2013
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unknown said

meanmistermustard said
Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

I always thought that was just a pun, because his name is Ringo "Starr," but yeah, I would agree that for the most part it's just a joke.

My dad explained to me once why Ringo was stupid and he said that he was the lucky one, it could have been anybody, and that the way he bounces when he plays the drums makes him look stupid, and he's uneducated, and can't sing.

I think my dad was mostly joking, but there probably are a lot of people who believe all that.

Its word play, the pun yes but JayZ is a Beatles fan as well.

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11 September 2013
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The disc jockey on XM radio's 60's on 6 last night said, "Well, they let Ringo sing another one" before he played "With a Little Help from My Friends". I thumped the radio.

11 September 2013
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meanmistermustard said

unknown said

meanmistermustard said
Ringo is actually highly respected by many, the example that always comes to mind is Jay Z (or whatever it is he's called nowadays) rapping "A star like Ringo" in Beyoncé's Crazy in Love. It's just a joke that shouldn't be taken seriously, like having a laugh about a mate. Yeah some people underrate him and see his drumming, song writing and career as a joke and fortunate to be in the band but then some think Paul is really dead and Glee is quality tv and music.

I always thought that was just a pun, because his name is Ringo "Starr," but yeah, I would agree that for the most part it's just a joke.

My dad explained to me once why Ringo was stupid and he said that he was the lucky one, it could have been anybody, and that the way he bounces when he plays the drums makes him look stupid, and he's uneducated, and can't sing.

I think my dad was mostly joking, but there probably are a lot of people who believe all that.

Its word play, the pun yes but JayZ is a Beatles fan as well.

I wonder how many modern artists who claim to be Beatles fans, are really fans or if they simply say that because they think it gives them some sort of credibility.

11 September 2013
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^loads, I'm sure.

 

Basically, people who are ignorant or don't know shit about music always slag Ringo. The fact that so many fantastic musicians, including a favorite of mine, Mike Portnoy, whose style is a million miles from Ringo's yet he ALWAYS has listed Ringo as one of his top influences...that speaks volumes about the man and his rightful place in history.

By discounting Ringo in the Beatles' success, one also basically calls Paul, John, and George idiots because if they could've had ANYONE, why did they pick Ringo?

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11 September 2013
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DrBeatle said

By discounting Ringo in the Beatles' success, one also basically calls Paul, John, and George idiots because if they could've had ANYONE, why did they pick Ringo?

Score! Goal! Touchdown! Grand slam with the bases loaded!

11 September 2013
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JayZ doesn't need the credibility of saying he likes the Beatles, he's bleedin' massive.

Wasn't he in a BBC Radio 1 documentary about The Beatles and Black Music? The Grey Album (A Danger Mouse created Beatles and JayZ mash up) was definitely featured and I have this memory of him speaking.

How cool is this: Jay Z (wearing a John t-shirt), Paul McCartney and Linkin' Park.

 

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11 September 2013
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Wow that was pretty cool! Chester (is that his name? I'm too lazy to google) did a pretty good job too.

11 September 2013
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I love Paul, but it's a shame he shared a stage with Jay Z and Linkin Park, 2 "artists" I have less than no use for.

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11 September 2013
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cbatcu said

DrBeatle said

By discounting Ringo in the Beatles' success, one also basically calls Paul, John, and George idiots because if they could've had ANYONE, why did they pick Ringo?

Score! Goal! Touchdown! Grand slam with the bases loaded!

I've been known to do that on occasion a-hard-days-night-john-5a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-ringo-15a-hard-days-night-george-4

 

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