Thanks for the music, Mr. Starkey
July 7, 2010 5:49 PM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (98 comments total)
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One of the most rhythmically solid, tastefully understated and (all too often) criminally underrated drummers in the history of rock music turned 70 today, and you'll forgive me if I couldn't let the day pass without a nod in his direction. You've probably heard of him
The brilliant simplicity of his innovative beat for Ticket To Ride
certainly deserves special mention. He returned to it (in a very slight variation) for Lennon's groundbreaking Tomorrow Never Knows
. Oh, and, he took a drum solo precisely once
in his recording career with those three other guys from Liverpool. That is, if you don't count this little bit
from the outro of Strawberry Fields Forever.
Happy birthday, Ringo!