Yes that is interesting, i do think Ringo is a genuine, non-planted chap, but it does back up the idea that he didn't play the drums on records and only played gigs because then he only had to play a simple beat to keep the boys in time in case of being drowned out by the fans! (gasp!)
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion never glimpse the truth then it's far too late when they pass away
Uh, he had to play the same thing live that was on the records. This article just backs up the probable fact that he needed a little training when they first started recording, and used a session drummer on the first couple singles.