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If you had to choose The Beatles or everyone else
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3 March 2014
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I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

3 March 2014
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vonbontee said
Oh yeah, everyone else for me too. Easiest decision ever, really. Practically the entire Beatles canon is basically imprinted on my memory as it is, anyways!
Whereas I've never even heard, say, 98.7% of the complete works of (for instance) Beethoven, to name just one.

(And if my hypothetical decision means I forfeit my hypothetical chance to ever hear "Carnival Of Light", oh well. One of you guys who chose the Beatles will have to describe it to me!)

Hmmm, but what if it made it so you forgot all the music. That really seems like a loophole

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15 March 2014
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xskelterhelterx said
Who would you pick?
<snip>
I almost wanted to say pick the Beatles and 2 other acts against everyone else, and list them.  If you want you can decide on that also.  Not necessary for me. 

Also I wasn't considering solo careers after the split, but I think they should be included on second though [I think there should be a 't' at the end of that - ed.].

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I think she means to include their solo careers, because otherwise she would have picked a minimum of 4 groups: Beatles, Paul, John, and George (probably not Ringo, as he wasn't exactly prolific after the breakup - or before...).

So I say the Beatles, as a collective.  2nd and 3rd were tough.  At first I thought of Clapton, the Stones, Genesis...but then I thought...what about the wonders of other genres...so I came up with these:

2) Leadbelly

3) Mozart

If I had to pick the Beatles vs. everyone else...it would be tough but I think I'd have to pick everything else, given the huge diversity and sheer volume of music that's been written through the ages.  I mean the Beatles doesn't just exclude the rest or r&r/pop, it excludes all the classical music, all the blues, all the folk/bluegrass, all the post 80s stuff (except Paul and the Wilburys [and Thomas a-hard-days-night-george-10]), most rockabilly, jazz, etc...that's a hella lot of stuff to exclude.  While I admit the Beatles have a huge compendium of music, and I've been listening to it almost exclusively for a year and am only skipping a few songs, most of which I'd have skipped from the beginning, I'd have to pick the rest of music.

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