Alex Van Halen

One of the most interesting things about Ringo is how he managed to maintain
a level of self-esteem – in addition to
being a great player,
of course. But he wasn't overshadowed as a human being by McCartney, Lennon or Harrison.

I think he did a wonderful thing for drums because
drummers would see him and think,
"Hey, he's part of it, too."

Alex Van Halen
Van Halen
orig. published Modern Drummer, July 1993