Danny Kortchmar

When I saw Ringo on TV, it impressed me tremendously.
I’d never seen anyone play like that
sloshing the hi-hat and hitting 2 and 4 with matched grip.
To me, that was real rock ’n’ roll.
And I think a lot of us felt that way.
I got to play with Ringo several times.
I played on his album Ringo’s Rotogravure, and we did Harry Nilsson’s record Pussycats,
which had both Jim Keltner and Ringo on drums—and, at one point,
Jim, Ringo, and Keith Moon all together!

Danny Kortchmar
Solo artist, sideman, co-writer, and producer