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Peace and Love: The Ringo groove (Ringo Appreciation Thread)
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He is great. He's a strong, solid drummer and he has a distinctive voice. It's also great how he overcame violence and addiction in his life and now he is all about peace and love. He really sends out the peace and love vibes and makes you feel good. And that is more important than anything else.

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This appreciation thread was already going. I just updated the title a bit by adding (Ringo Appreciation Thread).

A great thread for feeling the Ringo love is http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....e-drummer/

Here's a fun "appreciate" thread : Ringo's Laugh and Smile

EDIT: I'm taking a look through the Ringo section and came across this thread from 2013 that has great bits from DrBeatle and Zig. There is even a reference to the Ringo biography that just came out (I'm almost through chapter 8 now in mstarr's book).

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^ You know any great things about Ringo?

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Other than being an awesome drummer and great singer...

I like that he is still out there creating new music. He likes doing it. It's good for him, and it's good for me. I'm thankful he is still touring so I got a chance to see him in action. I'm glad he got his life cleaned up from that low point and is rocking on.

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Here's a picture of David Lynch making Ringo laugh on his birthday.

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Other than being an awesome drummer and great singer...

I like that he is still out there creating new music. He likes doing it. It's good for him, and it's good for me. I'm thankful he is still touring so I got a chance to see him in action. I'm glad he got his life cleaned up from that low point and is rocking on.

Couldn't have said it better meself 🙂

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As Little Girl said to me, 'He knows how to take care of the beat.' ahdn_ringo_09

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Ringo is definitely my favorite Beatle, and I feel he isn't as appreciated as much as Paul. He has amazing drumming skills and a fabulous voice.ahdn_ringo_09heart

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Ringo Starr and The Beatles Honored in Las Vegas

- The El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas paid homage to legendary rock group The Beatles with a ceremonial placement of drummer Ringo Starr ’s cement handprints, a car show and a rooftop concert on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The event began with the unveiling of Ringo Starr ’s cement handprints along the Abbey Road Crossing in Downtown Las Vegas. Starr created the handprints in March during Ringo Starr Day at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Following the reveal, El Cortez hosted a “Meet the Beetles” vintage car show with more than 40 classic Volkswagens, and a live rooftop concert featuring The Beatles original hits. Las Vegas officials Mike Nolan (El Cortez Hotel and Casino), Rossi Ralenkotter (President/CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) and Oscar B. Goodman (Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman) officiated the event Saturday. The Beatles only Las Vegas appearance took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Aug. 20, 1964.

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From the Montreal Gazette http://montrealgazette.com/ent.....ingo-starr

Nobody plays it like Ringo Starr

When John Lennon was recording Double Fantasy in 1980, he had a simple instruction for session drummer Andy Newmark.

Newmark — a man with a CV that included the likes of Sly and the Family Stone, George Benson and David Bowie — liked to experiment, but the former chief Beatle was not interested. “Keep it simple, Andy, and play like Ringo,” he said.

“I prayed daily that Ringo’s spirit would inhabit me,” Newmark is quoted as saying in Ken Sharp’s book Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy .

With Richard Starkey, MBE, “simple” is a deceptive concept. He might have been less drawn to flash than groove and style (he is reputed to have had trouble playing a standard drum roll), but many groundbreaking Beatle records are impossible to imagine without his contributions.

Starr’s big beat on Ticket To Ride alone — said by some to have been suggested by Paul McCartney — has been lifted wholesale by a couple of generations of rock drummers. His incomparable work in Strawberry Fields Forever , Something , Rain and Helter Skelter , among many others, played a serious role in making those recordings perfect. When you think of the opening seconds of Come Together , Starr’s inspired fills are right there in your brain. As the Beatles’ music became more challenging and more wildly inventive over the years, Starr always seemed to find a unique angle to lift the song.

Critics who have dismissed his playing over the years rarely seem to find their opinions supported by actual musicians. Writing for salon.com before Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Award for Musical Excellence in April, drummer Patrick Berkery called him “the most important and influential rock drummer ever.”

“There are millions upon millions of us out there who were not only influenced (by), but wanted to be Ringo Starr ,” Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and Late Night With Conan O’Brien said in a recently released video featuring several high-profile rock drummers rhapsodizing about Starr’s work.

In the end, if Starr isn’t “better” than Keith Moon or Ginger Baker, who cares? He’s still the only one you’d want to hear on Beatle records.

“I’m an emotional man. An emotional drummer,” Starr explained during a recent interview with the Montreal Gazette. “I play with the song. I don’t want to play drum boogie if the singer’s singing. But I know how to bring a song up. I know how to keep it in time. I know how to settle it down.”

For Starr, feelings and intuition have always trumped technique. “Let’s say at the moment, it seemed like a good place for the fill. Now if we did Take 2, I may not do the fill there. I might do the fill somewhere else because at that moment, it felt better,” he said. “It’s such an emotional thing when I play drums that I do it with the feel of how I think the colour should be changed. But when people have said, ‘Let’s double (track) that fill,’ I cannot double a fill — because it comes from my soul, you know what I mean?”

As long as you know what you mean, Ringo. Just keep doing what you're doing as long as you can!

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Thanks for sharing, I like reading about Ringo.

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It'd be great to watch one of his experimental home made movies

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I appreciate Ringo just for being who he is. I don't know why he was the Beatle that I gravitated toward since I was little, maybe because of his warmth and humor. Love him dear. ahdn_ringo_09heart

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Thanks for sharing, I like reading about Ringo.

Well of course; I mean who doesn't?? 😉

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trcanberra said

Expert Textpert said
Thanks for sharing, I like reading about Ringo.

Well of course; I mean who doesn't?? 😉

Ringo?

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I've been appreciating Ringo more than usual after ExTex posted that Ringo television special. ahdn_ringo_09 

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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trcanberra said

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Thanks for sharing, I like reading about Ringo.

Well of course; I mean who doesn't?? 😉

Ringo?

I'm not sure - a lot of stars seem to LOVE reading about themselves.

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^ Though maybe not if it is fanfiction. ahdn_paul_01

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