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Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:36 am
by alan
Sir Ringo, we shall call him.
I love the Beatles. To me, they were the greatest band of all time.
It's because of the blend. They were greater than the sum of their individual parts.
True, Ringo was not a technically great drummer, but he had his own style. George was not the best guitar payer of all time, but he introduced new sounds. Like the 12 string, and the Sitar. And his harmonies sounded perfect when blended with the others.
John was a lousy guitar player, but he could come up with a riff, like Day Tripper". Also, could write a good song.
Paul was the best musician, no doubt. He could do everything. Left on his own, he tended towards sentimentality and over-sweetness. Good thing his mate had a nasty edge. John could cut down anyone. But had an introspective side.
So, that is why I love the Beatles. Now, lets hear a song where Ringo really hit a new level of drumming. One of my favorites. Just listen to Sir Ringo go at it. Inventive, unexpected, and perfectly wonderful

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:41 am
by Idappaccayata
If I recall, he was once asked "are you the best drummer in the world?"

He replied...."I'm not even the best drummer in the beatles"

:lol:

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:06 am
by Dhammarakkhito
who cares

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:34 am
by alan
I do. And everyone who cares about good music, and the artistic genius of the Beatles should also care. Don't be a sh*thead.

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:36 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings Alan,

Should we celebrate with an old fashioned Beatles v Rolling Stones poll?

Metta,
Paul. :)

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:38 am
by alan
If you'd like, but the Beatles are so far better. Beatles have the Love, Beatles have the Art. Beatles have the Magic.

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:50 am
by lyndon taylor
retrofuturist wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:36 am
Greetings Alan,

Should we celebrate with an old fashioned Beatles v Rolling Stones poll?

Metta,
Paul. :)
iNHO neither one of them has anything on the Sex Pistols, can we hear Sir Johnny Rotten, he did make God Save the Queen famous!!

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:22 am
by mikenz66
Thanks Lyndon...

Excellent song....

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:34 am
by DNS
The Beatles in India
The Beatles' interest in the Maharishi was led by George Harrison's commitment,[1][2] and it changed Western attitudes about Indian spirituality and encouraged the study of Transcendental Meditation.[3]

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:49 am
by lyndon taylor
My industrial band, Clavichord Jungle did at tribute to the Sex Pistols, God Save the King, a caustic tribute to Prince Charles



And here's a punk version of Waltzing Matilda!!


Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:04 am
by Alexander____
Ringo was the funniest Beatle too, just watch them messing around in those old interviews which were conducted so formally.

Don't forget the influence of George Martin either, he played on numerous tracks and wrote much of the orchestral and backing parts.

My favourite band too!

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:10 am
by binocular
alan wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:38 am
If you'd like, but the Beatles are so far better. Beatles have the Love, Beatles have the Art. Beatles have the Magic.
You just can't get no satisfaction, can you!

Re: Ringo has been knighted!

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:43 pm
by chownah

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