“There are four drummers on the Beatles music. Ringo is not one of them.” – Bernard Purdie, studio drummer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9EGGiOuso

 

Overdubbing or Replacement?

How many?

Ringo Starr or Pete Best?

Excellent, interesting clarifications.

 

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Research sources:
Mark Lewisohn – 1: The Beatles – All These Years – Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In, http://amzn.to/2hGkuAT
Max Weinberg – The Big Beat, http://amzn.to/2AVXp1C
Gig Magazine, “Bernard Purdie: The Real Fifth Beatle?,” Steve Weitzman, Feb. 1978 issue
Diane Gershuny – “Bernard Purdie: The Session Legend” (DRUM! Magazine, 1991), http://drummagazine.com/bernard-purdi…
Billy Amendola – “On the Cover: Bernard Purdie” (Modern Drummer), https://www.moderndrummer.com/article…
The New Yorker, November 18, 1967 issue
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Let the Drums Speak!, http://amzn.to/2gm45xn
John Lingan – “You Have Heard Bernard Purdie Play Drums” (Buzzfeed), https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnlingan/y…
Jim Vallance – “Bernard Purdie – Did he really record with The Beatles?,” https://web.archive.org/web/200509142… (Amazing work by Vallance here. It’s a shame his site is down!)
Hans Olof Gottfriedsson – “Beatles Bop – Hamburg Days (booklet),” http://amzn.to/2ipWIX4

 

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