It's the same with those that just "don't get the Beatles." I refuse to believe that any musician or percussionist cannot find at least a half a dozen Beatle songs that they like if they try. AceI remain incredulous that there are so-called "musicians" who need VIDEO PROOF to believe that someone with such a distinctive style as Ringo actually recorded all those classic Beatles tracks that are brimming over with Ringo-isms.
You can't HEAR that???? Really?
There is no way any other drummer could have played those parts. LISTEN!! Not Purdie, not anyone else (except sometimes Paul, who's not as good, but sounds very similar for obvious reasons).
Even though I'm not a Rush fan, in the hypothetical scenario, if Simon Phillips played the tracks on some record years ago, I could probably HEAR the difference. Certainly, Rush/Peart fans would hear the difference.