A quick study this morning of Ringo Starr, ex-Beatle. But of course, is there anyone today who doesn't know Ringo Starr is an ex-Beatle? He replaced the first drummer they had, whose name escapes me now, and soon afterward they hit the Big Time. George Martin, who produced the Beatle's music once said, "Ringo Starr is one of the most phenomenal drummers of all time." Next time you listen to the Beatles, pay particular attention to Ringo's drums - they're fantastic. Ringo also wrote a few songs, he said he only knows three chords, so he would write the songs in those chords and give them to George Harrison who would return them beautifully embellished in ten to twelve chords.
Click here to view another sketch I drew of Ringo when he was a much younger man.
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