Thursday, July 08, 2010


Nige posts a Happy Birthday to Ringo, who has just turned 70.

People only notice that Ringo wasn't a musical genius because, rather unfairly, all of his bandmates were. It's not normally required of drummers to even be name-able, let alone mono-monikers (yes Ringo is up there with Madonna, Elvis, Jesus, Diana, Britney and Stalin).

But Ringo got it, ie. he was very good at being a Beatle. I always enjoy those interviews where Ringo just says something very very odd, and you get the feeling that possibly even the other Beatles don't get the in-joke.

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