Music Gear News

At we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Ringo Starr: 'Beatles were lucky to have me as a drummer'

Ringo Starr has claimed that The Beatles were lucky to get him as a drummer.
Great deals on musical instruments

Ringo Starr has claimed that The Beatles were lucky to have him as their drum player.

Before he joined The Beatles, the bespectacled star, 70, was already in a band called Rory and The Hurricanes, who were, up to that point, the "big shots in the city", reported Live magazine.

The drummer was already somewhat of a local star, while The Beatles, who were looking for a replacement for their original drummer Pete Best, were not.

Starr told the magazine: "Yeah. They were lucky to get me. It wasn’t just that I was a big shot; I was a cool drummer. Brian Epstein asked if I would play at lunchtime at the Cavern with them. That’s how I got started."

In a candid interview he talked about his enduring friendship with Paul McCartney, his 30-year marriage to former bond girl Barbara Bach, his dry-sense of humour – he managed to offend his fans in his home city of Liverpool by saying he didn't miss the city – and his up and coming tour in June.

Ringo famously came up with the name for The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. It was originally called Beatlemania. The reason for the name was self-explanatory – it had been a hard night of recording music.

Buy A Drum Kit Now


Posted on 24 May 2011 17:12 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News


Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity

28 Sep 2016 17:21

Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017

28 Sep 2016 11:15

A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed

21 Sep 2016 16:06

Recent Music News


Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.

24 Oct 2016 15:23

With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!

21 Oct 2016 13:37

Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table

20 Oct 2016 17:06

With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.

20 Oct 2016 10:57

His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material

19 Oct 2016 14:37

Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package

18 Oct 2016 15:07