I just found this thread, so I’m late. Mitch Charlie and Ringo would’ve been my top three as well. Our band decided to cover some early Beatles tracks. Our drummer said he never realized Ringo was that good and creative before, and never thought it would be that hard to learn, especially I Feel Fine and Ticket to Ride. That boy was slick!well ya might be right - the boys were a big influence on my playing.
i play drums just good enough to know i can't play some of - most of - his stuff.
i always was very fond of Mitch Mitchel as well as ole Ringo and Charlie...
Cranky, opinionated, (He says in this documentary that Bonham "Couldn't swing a sack of s#!*.") a free spirit AND without a doubt, the most innovative drummer in rock history.
Although he'd probably kick my @$$ for proclaiming so, he was a JAZZ drummer after all.
You know, Hal Blaine was heads and shoulders above most guys. He was a ‘learned’ drummer, but I’m not sure he considered himself to be a rock and roll drummer even though he could pretty much play whatever the studio threw his way. Those session guys had to be on their toes.Hal Blaine and Ronnie Tutt