“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

 

 

Ringo Starr, the iconic drummer of The Beatles, played on all of the band’s studio albums released during their career. Here is a list of The Beatles’ studio albums along with Ringo Starr’s contributions as the drummer:

1. **Please Please Me** (1963)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

2. **With The Beatles** (1963)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

3. **A Hard Day’s Night** (1964)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

4. **Beatles for Sale** (1964)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

5. **Help!** (1965)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

6. **Rubber Soul** (1965)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

7. **Revolver** (1966)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

8. **Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band** (1967)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

9. **The Beatles (The White Album)** (1968)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

10. **Yellow Submarine** (1969)
– Ringo Starr played drums on most tracks. The album features previously released material along with new songs, and Ringo plays on the newly recorded tracks.

11. **Abbey Road** (1969)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

12. **Let It Be** (1970)
– Ringo Starr played drums on all tracks.

Throughout The Beatles’ career, Ringo Starr’s drumming played a crucial role in shaping the band’s sound and style. His solid, steady rhythm provided the backbone for many of the band’s most beloved songs, contributing to their distinctive sound and enduring legacy as one of the greatest bands in music history.

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