Thomas Lang

I think the respect and controversy about Ringo is nicely summed up in this joke:

One morning, Steve Gadd receives a letter in the mail that says,
"To the best drummer in the world."

Steve looks at it, feels flattered, but thinks,
"Nah, I am not the best drummer in the world, I think this must be for
Vinnie Colaiuta."
So, Steve sends the letter on to Vinnie.

Vinnie receives the letter the next morning that is addressed
"To the best drummer in the world."
Vinnie looks at the letter, thinks for a moment, and says
"Nah, this isn't me"
and he sends it on to
Buddy Rich.

Buddy Rich gets the letter the next morning that says,
"To the best drummer in the world,"
and he says,
"Yep, that's me!"

He opens the envelope, unfolds the letter and starts reading:
"Dear Ringo"....

Thomas Lang
Paul Gilbert, StOrk
www.thomaslangdrummer.com
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