Yeah, say what you will about Ringo but he was the most influential drummer of all time. Before him, you couldn’t even remember a rock drummer by name. When you are learning about drum fills and technique, you don’t start with Neal Peart (Rush) or even John Bonham (Led Zepplin). The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor the Beatles drummer with the Award for Musical Excellence on April 18 during induction ceremonies for the class of 2015. Patrick Berry at Salon.com has this great article about the many ringed one.