Ringo Starr hilariously described the style of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts in 11 words

If Ringo Starr and The Beatles were the defining band of the ’60s, The Rolling Stones weren’t far behind. According to Paul McCartney, the rivalry between the two bands was more rumor than fact, which seems to be true. If the Stones and the Beatles didn’t like each other, would Ringo and his drumming counterpart Charlie Watts hang out together? And would Ringo feel comfortable describing Watts’ drumming in an 11-word quote? We don’t think so.

Drummer Ringo Starr appeared on the BBC in 1968;  Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones playing drums during their 1994 tour.
(l) Ringo Starr; Charlie Watts | David Redfern/Redferns; Paul Natkin / Getty Images

Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts were friendly with each other

Ringo Starr and The Beatles wrote beautiful pop tunes when they started out. The Rolling Stones started life as a blues cover band, and that style has never left their DNA. Any rivalry between star groups was fan-made. The members of each troupe were respectful and friendly to each other. Stones frontman Mick Jagger was in awe of the Fab Four the first time he met them.

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