Hal Blaine, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, and Neil Peart.
These may not be the best but here are my five favorite drummers.
John Bonham, Ringo Starr, Mick Fleetwood, Ginger Baker, Phil Collins.
Ringo is my favorite too! He is a GREAT drummer!
John Bonham and Ginger Baker are certainly two of the best from Britain.
I would definitely put Mitch Mitchell in the top five along with Keith Moon and Ringo. Not sure about the other two.
Mitch is great as well. The first live concert I attended was Iron Butterfly. Their drummer, Ron Bushy, was amazing. He'll never make many "best" drummer list although his solo during "In a Gadda da Vida" was worth the ticket to the show.
Ringo Starr, I'm sorry but he is no way in the same league as Ginger Baker and John Bonham.
this a no brainer
and the list goes on and on
Not in this order except Buddy Rich is most definitely #1 reigning champion. No one has ever surpassed his skills to this day
My choice in no particular order:
John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN)
Neil Peart (RUSH)
Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE)
Ginger Baker (CREAM)
Don Brewer (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD)
My top 5
The Little Drummer Boy
little drummer boy.... AWESOME answer