Max Weinberg

More than any other drummer,
Ringo Starr changed my life.
The impact and memory of that band on Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 will never leave me.
I can still see Ringo in the back
moving that beat with his whole body,
his right hand swinging off his sock cymbal
while his left hand pounds the snare.

He was fantastic,
but I think what got to me the most was
his smile.
I knew he was having the time of his life.

Max Weinberg
Drummer, Bandleader