Lennon on Starr “Ringo is a damn good drummer”
“In 1980, during an interview with David Sheff for Playboy magazine, Lennon said of Starr:
“Ringo was a star in his own right in Liverpool before we even met. He was a professional drummer who sang and performed and had Ringo Starr-time and he was in one of the top groups in Britain but especially in Liverpool before we even had a drummer. So Ringo’s talent would have come out one way or the other as something or other. I don’t know what he would have ended up as, but whatever that spark is in Ringo that we all know but can’t put our finger on — whether it is acting, drumming or singing I don’t know — there is something in him that is projectable and he would have surfaced with or without the Beatles. Ringo is a damn good drummer.”
David Sheff interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono published (posthumously) in Playboy (January 1981).
These are little plastic models of The Beatles, complete with nodding heads!
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