do not wanna turn this into another drummers forum,but.........it is a well known fact that zak starkey did take up drumming more because of keith and not ringo-however,i'm sure ringo did play a part-how could he not?in the past zak has been pretty offhand about ringos' playing-only now does he say that..."my dad is the greatest drummer in the world.it's taken me years to get anywhere near his hand technique."for people who do not play the drums in can be pretty hard to explain what a good or bad drummer is.lots of music listeners do not appreciate the guy at the back.
moonie was 'out there' in every sense of the word-both behind his humongous kit, and in everyday life in general.
like tkitna says,bonzo was maybe the greatest rock drummer ever.(all opinion-we have had this conversation already todd!!,i think ian paice-but moonie is also up there in a big way).
ringo was,is and always will be ringo.enough said.
if i can give one bit of advice to anyone reading this,it would be take absolutely no notice of roscoes' opinions on drumming or drummers.i know more about open heart surgery than he knows about drumming.