I wonder how many of the haters here actually listened to the video? I confess, I never thought much of him as a drummer for much of my life...at best, I was ambivalent about him...until I watched that video and had (a very gifted young drummer) break it down for me. The things that make Ringo great are the things we take for granted. He doesn't jump out of the mix like, "HEY! LOOK AT ME! I'M THE DRUMMER!" In fact, he almost hides in it because he fits his playing to the song so well. One sound point made in the video is that Ringo plays so differently than most rock drummers that it's hard to appreciate what he's doing until someone else tries (and fails) to do it who plays more of a straight ahead style. Imagine someone else playing drums for the Beatles and you might get an idea just how valuable he is. I'm not a big fan of drummers generally, especially since I sat in with a group a few years ago that was playing 3 times as loud as they needed to for the gig (small room, swing dance crowd) and the drummer was the worst...played like a caveman and tried to sing like Paul Stanley while trying to swallow the microphone...in other words, didn't compensate for his power with mic technique). I've had tinnitus in one ear ever since and will never play with an unknown drummer again that I haven't heard first from a distance. I've heard similar things about say, Axl Rose of Guns n Roses. He may be a jerk or a prima donna or whatever, but listen to any of the dozens of GNR tribute albums (many comprised of a who's who of 80s rock talent) and listen to how few can do what he did almost effortlessly). You may not have liked his vocal STYLE, but he had incredible power and range. Still does. Jimmie Vaughan is still probably the best object of comparison here. When I was a much younger guitarist and into blues, I found his brother much more exciting. What Jimmie did sounded "easy"...until I tried to do it. Plus, there were tons of Stevie clones at jam nights and they just fit so incongruently with much of the mix. Most didn't know what to do in a real jam session where they weren't the focal point (played too loudly, too many effects, annoyed the audience). After that, I made much of my jam sesh career about fitting into the mix, conversing with the other musicians musically, increasing my chord vocabulary and serving the song than going, "HEY! I PLAY GUITAR SOLOS!" Sadly, some people never have this epiphany. Another drummer who never gets due credit in his genre is Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. He doesn't play with a double bass drum and he has an incredible amount of nuance and swing for a metal drummer. Maiden would not be the same with anyone else. Check him out in particular on the Somewhere in Time album. Brilliant. I don't play drums, but if I did, I'd rather be a Ringo Starr than any of dozens of other more highly lauded rock drummers. That young lady in the video is already outstanding. She's going to be a force to reckon with when she's older.