Who really said Ringo wasn’t the best drummer in the Beatles (and it wasn’t John Lennon)

The line about Ringo Starr not even being the best drummer in the Beatles is often attributed to John Lennon but there’s no audio or video of him saying it.

And there’s a good reason for that, because he never said it.

Jasper Carrott is often credited with saying it in 1983 but now there’s this from 1981, as shared online by Mark Lewisohn.

It’s even double sourced.

The late, great Geoffrey Perkins was a producer of countless TV and radio shows you’ll have heard of and you can read an obituary of him here.


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