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What's wrong with Ringo?
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10 September 2013
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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.

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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