Starr worried Macca would replace him as Beatles drummer

January 14th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Paul McCartney
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): English musician Richard Starkey or better known as Ringo Starr feared that Sir Paul McCartney would replace him as the Beatles drummer.

The reason he was worried about his position being taken over was because Sir Paul McCartney kept borrowing his drum kit.

Starr feared that McCartney was trying to steal his position, when he found him secretly playing his drums. However he soon got over his fear when he heard Pauls attempts on the drums.

“Every time I went for a cup of tea, he was on the drums. You couldn’t get the bugger off, Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

I wasn’t there for those songs. It wasn’t like I was in the room and he did it. I’d left or something had happened, and so he would play, he said.

“But he’s not half as good as me. He’s an incredible bass player, but he’s not a great drummer.” Starr went on to insist none of the other Beatles could have done his job either.
“George Harrison had his own way of playing the drums, John Lennon had his own way of playing them, too. They’d hit them about a bit but they couldn’t really play,” he added. (ANI)

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