The Beatles: exclusive clip of Ringo talking about the art of drumming

The Beatles drummer discusses 'bringing you up' and 'bringing you down' in this clip from The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

One of the great things about Ringo: he knew his place. One vocal on most albums, two on a double and a few decent gags in the films, otherwise sit back there grinning and keeping the backbeats coming. Ron Howard’s recent documentary Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years featured plenty of footage of the world’s most peace-and-lovey drummer in full flow, but the 2-disc special edition DVD/blu ray of the film, out now, includes Ringo digging deeper into his approach to drumming in the world’s greatest ever band.

“I feel the drums are in its place,” he says, “If you’re singing, there’s no reason for me to do a fill because you’re singing the damn song, but I’ll bring you up and I’ll bring you down and I’ll get crazy if you want to.”

The clip is part of 100 minutes of additional footage on the release, collected into short featurettes about the art of songwriting, their early days in Liverpool and full length performances. Check out the clip below.


 The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and 2 Disc Special Edition now