Over the past few months, our post on Beatles songs which do not feature Ringo Starr on drums has garnered a lot of comments — most of it pro-Ringo, some of it not. But one very commonplace piece of misinformation is the attribution of the following quote to John Lennon: “Ringo isn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles.”
For the record, this misattributed zinger has been circulating for years. Evidently what started off as a joke by comedian Jasper Carrott ended up being printed as a fact by the London Times. You’ll get a thoroughly detailed report of the full story in this helpful video from the Fab Four Archivist over at YouTube.
– CS Team
Photo Credit: Public domain image of Ringo Starr courtesy of Wikimedia.