Drummer Talk

Jimmy Nicol, the forgotten Beatle drummer

In 1964 when the Beatles were set to launch their world tour, little did many know that Ringo wouldn’t be joining in right away! When Ringo got sick, the band had to bring in another sticksmith to carry the beat on. Who knew?!

But when tonsillitis laid Ringo Starr low on June 3, on the eve of the Fab Four’s world tour, he wouldn’t have been top of many lists to replace him.

If George Harrison had got his way, Nicol wouldn’t even have had two weeks at a Beatle.

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