Freddie Marsden on Ringo and on giving up drumming

Patrick

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Hi,

Freddy Marsden was the drummer in Gerry and the Pacemakers. Gerry was his brother. Freddy passed away in 2006.

I tripped across an interview with him today, and was reminded of these two comments:

Ringo: I considered myself a very basic drummer. I laid the beat down and didn't do anything fancy. I knew my limitations and I stuck with the strong off-beat and it seemed to work. We were nice and tight. Ringo was definitely more technical than me.

What he did when he quit: A few years ago, when I asked him if he still had his drums, he said, "No, I got rid of them. They took up too much space in the garage."
 


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