Ringo Starr says The Beatles were "lucky" to recruit him when they did.  In his interview with the UK magazine "Live," the drummer says he was more famous than the "Fab Four" when they brought him on board in 1962.

Ringo remembers being a Liverpool celebrity for keeping the beat with another band, Rory And The Hurricanes.  Starr famously replaced Pete Best a fewyears into The Beatles' ascent to legendary status.  He clarifies that he didn't see himself as a "big shot" when he hooked up with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Lennon.  He adds that he was simply a "cool drummer."