Ringo Starr - Ringo Starr Not 'Knocked Out' By John Bonham's Drumming

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Ringo Starr was never "knocked out" by John Bonham's drum solos.

The Beatles drummer was never a fan of the late Led Zeppelin sticksman's lengthy mid-song workouts, as he believes the drummer shouldn't be the focus of rock tracks.

He told USA Today newspaper: "I don't listen to records for The Drums. John Bonham's incredible solos didn't knock me out. I don't feel you need solos.

"You need to feel emotion in the track. It's no good calling me if you like modern jazz. I play pop and rock. I support the song. I can hold steady time."

The 71-year-old star - who was in The Beatles with Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon - also thinks he has been more appreciated since remastered versions of their albums were released in 2009.

He added: "I love the remasters because now people can hear me.

"It used to be John, Paul, George and Ringo. And why not? Look at those writers. Now people say, 'Oh, maybe he could play.' It never stopped me because I knew from hanging out with musicians that my part on those records was always appreciated."


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Actually they were friends. Very different styles as Ringo mentioned. Ringo has frequently told this story of Bonham,"Wherever he was in L.A., he would drive up to my house, grab me and throw me in the pool. Day or night -- he wouldn't care. I'd be ready, about to go out and, 'No John, no! 'He was a a very good guy -- well, for a while, and then he sadly left us. "

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Sorry Ringo but John Bonham was the best drummer ever. Plus Led Zeppelin was the best group ever.
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Sorry Ringo but John Bonham is the BEST DRUMMER ever. Excuse me but LED ZEPPELIN is the best group of all time
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Ringo wasn't knocked because it was something he could never do, Ringo is a mediorce drummer. John Bonham was the best rock & roll drummer in history. Led Zeppelin IMO was the best band on the planet. Beatles are overated.
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Who cares if Ringo is knocked out, means nada! He was just jealous because John Bonham was a superior drummer. Ringo is a mediorce drummer. Led Zeppelin is the best rock band in history.
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