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Only one actual drum roll by Ringo?
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Am I right that the only bonafide drum roll Ringo ever performed for a Beatles recording is the snare roll he does on "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"...?

 

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No idea what a bonafide drumroll is but there is one at the beginning of All You Need Is Love , Ringo overdubbing it in place of the original shaking tambourine the day after the live performance.

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He also does rolls (dunno about "bonafide") leading into the bridges in "Nowhere Man ". Those three tracks are the only examples I can think of.

I'm pretty sure George Martin's famous remark about Ringo wasn't meant literally - I can't imagine GM standing there above Ringo like a schoolmaster, demanding that he perform snare rolls at will.

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Thanks -- both of those examples ("All You Need Is Love " and "Nowhere Man ") are indeed bonafide examples, even if they are rather brief.  Ringo's strength was not in the technically amazing rolls of a Michael Shrieve

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or a Danny Seraphine

http://swf.tubechop.com/tubech.....cid=977177

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...of Santana and Chicago fame, respectively. [/help-albumful]

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vonbontee said

...of Santana and Chicago fame, respectively. [/help-albumful]

Indeed.

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He also does rolls (dunno about "bonafide") leading into the bridges in "Nowhere Man ". Those three tracks are the only examples I can think of.

I'm pretty sure George Martin's famous remark about Ringo wasn't meant literally - I can't imagine GM standing there above Ringo like a schoolmaster, demanding that he perform snare rolls at will.

There's no way he meant it literally, simply because one listen to a handful of Beatles songs shows it to be false!
Especially listening to a bunch of session/outtake bootlegs, which I've been doing these past few weeks...SUPERB drumming on so many songs.

 

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Just noticed but not sure, in the Anthology version of Cry Baby Cry , an abrupt drum roll can be heard in my opinion.

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On the Anthology version of Your Mother Should Know he also does a drum roll

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mod note: this post originally began a thread titled "Ringo couldn't drumroll?"

This was once a statement made by an old friend years ago- does it hold water?

I - as the only Beatles fan in our set- argued not true at the time - citing examples at the end of Long, Long, Long and at the start of All You Need Is Love , amongst others.

Whilst Keith Moon (The Who) and Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix) seem like wizards on acid (in my view), Ringo must have been good or else John and Paul wouldn't have accepted him?

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Welcome, @Oatis Lenndrix. There is already a thread discussing the scarcity of drum rolls by Ringo:

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Well, as a staunch Ringo fan, I feel the need to defend him!!

He does a drumroll in Nowhere Man , Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite , All You Need Is Love ,  and (almost) Long, Long, Long

But I think this shows his excellence as a drummer: instead of using a drumroll,  he listened to the song and played a different fill according to the surrounding music.

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Ringo really should have done a drum roll in 'She Loves You ' just so folk could point and marvel at such a skill decades later. 

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Ringo does one at the end of Helter Skelter .

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meanmistermustard said
Ringo really should have done a drum roll in 'She Loves You ' just so folk could point and marvel at such a skill decades later. 

  

You're probably referencing it anyway, but there's kind of one right at the beginning. It's one of my favourite parts of the song, actually. 

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