Why Paul McCartney was the workaholic of The Beatles according to Ringo

George Harrison, Paul McCartney, and John Lennon founded The Beatles in 1960. Two years later, the band fired drummer Pete Best and invited Ringo Starr to join them just before they began recording their self-titled debut album. Even though they were only together for eight more years, that was enough time for them to establish themselves as the greatest band of all time, releasing records that would serve as major sources of inspiration for many generations to come.

In an interview with Dan Rather on AXS TV back in 2018, Ringo Starr claimed that, despite their tremendous writing and recording output, Paul McCartney was the group’s workaholic. He claimed that while it was understandable that they all aspired to fame, McCartney was the one who persisted in getting them to produce additional music once they had gained fame and respect. since it’s likely that Ringo and John would not have recorded every album that The Beatles released.

Why Paul McCartney was the workaholic of The Beatles according to Ringo

“We (The Beatles) didn’t get along. We were four guys, we had a rouse. It never got in the way of the music no matter how bad the row was. Once the count in, we all gave our best. And that was a little later, too, which I think, it was a natural thing, you know.”

“Suddenly, we’ve got lives and I’ve got children. (So) you know, the effort that we put in cause we worked really hard was starting to pale a little. We always thank Paul to this day. Because of Paul, who was the workaholic of our band, we made a lot more records than John and I would’ve made. We liked to sit around a little more, and then Paul would call, ‘Alright, lads,’ and we’d go in. From 1960, when I left the factory, this is what I’ve done. Played, made a few good records.”

Ringo said, “There were four of us and we were all from the same city. We would look at each other, one of us would be freaking out or being a big shot. The three other people would go ‘excuse me’, and that would kept us (with our feets in the ground). The interesting thing, the time we met Elvis I really thought how sad he is on his own. He had all those people around but he was on his own. I had three great mates.”

Numerous significant drummers have already referred to Ringo as a true genius, despite the fact that George, John, and Paul’s brilliance overshadowed his own. Not just because of his technique which at the time was highly unusual but also because he was a drummer who could play the parts that the song required. His attention was always on adding the appropriate parts to the tune.

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