Beatles drummer Ringo Starr appears on a BBC broadcast in 1968; The Rolling Stones

Ringo Starr Hilariously Described Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts’ Style In 11 Words

If Ringo Starr and The Beatles were the band that defined the 1960s, The Rolling Stones weren’t far behind. According to Paul McCartney, the rivalry between the two gangs was more rumor than reality, and it seems true. If the Stones and the Beatles didn’t hit it off, would Ringo and his drummer counterpart Charlie Watts have gotten together? And would Ringo have felt comfortable describing Watts’ drumming with a hilariously accurate 11-word quote? We think not.

(left to right) Ringo Starr; charlie watts | David Redfern/Redferns; Paul Natkin/Getty Images

Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts were friends with each other

Ringo Starr and The Beatles wrote sweet pop tunes when they started out. The Rolling Stones began life as a blues cover band, and that style never left their DNA. Any rivalry between the superstar groups was the creation of the fans. The members of each band respected and were friends with each other. Stones frontman Mick Jagger was in awe of the Fab Four the first time he met them.

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