History Music / RingoStarr

28th Sep '17 12:15:08 AM Doryna
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* OdeToSobriety: Played for laughs with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZN_8M4OpMo The No No Song]], in which he turns down offers of marijuana, cocaine, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking moonshine]].

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* OdeToSobriety: Played for laughs with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZN_8M4OpMo The No No Song]], in which he turns down offers of marijuana, cocaine, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking moonshine]].moonshine.[[note]]The last one seems like ArsonMurderAndJaywalking until you find out he entered rehab to treat alcoholism in 1988.[[/note]]
28th Sep '17 12:11:29 AM Doryna
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* IllBoy: He was very sickly as a child, and spent so much time in hospital that he only had about six years of school. This also left him noticeably smaller than the other Beatles.

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* IllBoy: He was very sickly as a child, and beginning with a RupturedAppendix at age six that nearly killed him. He spent so much time in hospital that he only had about six years of school. This school and as a poor student at that. On the plus side, his hospitalization also left gave him noticeably smaller than the other Beatles.his first exposure to drums.



* RagsToRiches: Was maybe the poorest of all four Beatles as a child, having lived in low-income housing to a single-parent family, missing much of his education due to frequent illness, but he became very well-to-do as Beatlemania took off.

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* RagsToRiches: Was maybe the poorest of all four Beatles as a child, having child; he lived in post-war low-income housing to a single-parent family, missing with his mother, grandmother, and grandfather after his father abandoned them. He also missed much of his education due to frequent illness, but illnesses. Like the others, he became very well-to-do as Beatlemania took off.
16th Sep '17 7:11:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* AudienceSurrogate: In a lot of ways he functioned as one for The Beatles, being TheEveryman alongside three geniuses, which made him relatable. As critic Robert Christgau put it, "He's our representative on The Beatles."
16th Sep '17 9:29:25 AM Ezclee4050
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* NewSoundAlbum: After experimenting with GenreThrowback (''Sentimental Journey'') and CountryMusic (''Beaucoups of Blues'') on his first two albums, ''Ringo'' established the template he's mostly stuck to in his solo career: basic, good-natured rock with some GenreRoulette, and an AllStarCast to back him up.
29th Jul '17 10:59:48 PM Kalmbach
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* BoringButPractical: When listening to his work with the Beatles, if you're not paying attention, you might never notice him. If you ''do'' pay attention... He contributed creative drum parts to the Beatles' songs, effortlessly adapting to whatever the others needed. He is very, very good at keeping time, and fluffed a grand total of ''twelve takes'' in the entirety of the Beatles' recording career. For every casual fan who thinks he's "just okay", there's a musician/drummer who thinks [[SimpleYetAwesome he's awesome]]. And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqeBt5ZO4mU here's a set of testimonials by some of the great drummers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries]], explaining exactly why they think Ringo is awesome.

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* BoringButPractical: When listening to his work with the Beatles, if you're not paying attention, you might never notice him. If you ''do'' pay attention... He contributed creative drum parts to the Beatles' songs, effortlessly adapting to whatever the others needed. [[note]]Compare, for example, the up-tempo pop beat of "I Saw Her Standing There", the metal thrash of "Helter Skelter", and the sensitive touch and style shifts in "Something".[[/note]] He is very, very good at keeping time, and fluffed a grand total of ''twelve takes'' in the entirety of the Beatles' recording career. For every casual fan who thinks he's "just okay", there's a musician/drummer who thinks [[SimpleYetAwesome he's awesome]]. And [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqeBt5ZO4mU here's a set of testimonials by some of the great drummers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries]], explaining exactly why they think Ringo is awesome.
28th Jul '17 12:39:31 AM Kalmbach
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* IllBoy: He was very sickly as a child, and spent so much time in hospital that he only had about six years of school. This also left him noticeably smaller than the other Beatles.
28th May '17 1:27:05 AM MarkLungo
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Some see him as the Beatles' [[LesserStar Garfunkel]], having only been credited for writing two Beatles songs which are mostly viewed as AlbumFiller (although "Octopus's Garden" appeared on a GreatestHitsAlbum). Ringo himself is often very [[SelfDeprecation Self Deprecating]] about this. The other Beatles tried to avoid this, however, by giving him at least one song to sing on every album, and have repeatedly declared his importance for the band in interviews. Music/JohnLennon, who often hired Ringo as his drummer after the break-up because he had gotten used to his groove, noted in an interview that "Ringo's a damn good drummer. He always was a good drummer. He's not technically good, but I think Ringo's drumming is underrated the same way as [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul's]] bass playing is underrated".

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Some see him as the Beatles' [[LesserStar Garfunkel]], having only been credited for writing two Beatles songs which are mostly viewed as AlbumFiller (although "Octopus's Garden" appeared on a GreatestHitsAlbum). Ringo himself is often very [[SelfDeprecation Self Deprecating]] about this. The other Beatles tried to avoid this, however, by giving him at least one song to sing on every album, album[[note]]except ''Music/AHardDaysNight'' and ''Music/LetItBe''[[/note]], and have repeatedly declared his importance for the band in interviews. Music/JohnLennon, who often hired Ringo as his drummer after the break-up because he had gotten used to his groove, noted in an interview that "Ringo's a damn good drummer. He always was a good drummer. He's not technically good, but I think Ringo's drumming is underrated the same way as [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul's]] bass playing is underrated".
21st May '17 10:15:15 AM nombretomado
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* 1998 - ''VH1 Storytellers''

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17th May '17 7:52:47 AM Sylderon
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* OdeToSobriety: Played for laughs with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZN_8M4OpMo The No No Song]], in which he turns down offers of marijuana, cocaine, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking moonshine]].
31st Mar '17 5:21:28 PM Premonition45
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* SunglassesAtNight: In later years, he started wearing sunglasses all the time.

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* SunglassesAtNight: In later years, he started wearing Since the 90s, Ringo wears sunglasses all the time.
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