The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever" includes some of Ringo Starr's most inventive drumming. The singer explained what he was thinking when he made his contribution to the track.
The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” includes some of Ringo Starr‘s most inventive drumming. The “Back Off Boogaloo” singer explained what he was thinking when he made his contribution to the track. Interestingly, “Strawberry Fields Forever” was a bigger hit in the United Kingdom than it was in the United States. While the tune became famous, Ringo said fame was not the motivating factor for the Fab Four.
During a 2015 interview with Goldmine, Ringo was asked about the drum pattern at the end of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” “You know, what you’re talking about just happens,” he said. “There was no plan for that. I can play basic patterns and the freedom is the fills.
“To move it to where you can put it in a different space as a drummer, especially with The Beatles, only came at the end because the songs were so set up that there was two verses, a chorus, a verse, a middle eight and a chorus and something like that,” he added. “Then at the end we’d all be allowed to blow our tops, which we did. And we still did that under three minutes.”
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