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George Harrison Most Talented Beatle?
23 December 2010
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I have always felt that George was the most talented Beatle. Just about all the guitar parts in the Beatles songs were him. and he had a lot to do with the outcome of the songs. More than everyone thinks. Especially with John's songs more then Paul songs. Paul always wanted to have the instruments played the way he wanted but John was more open minded to letting George write his own guitar parts which is probably why Lennon's songs are my favorite Beatle songs more then McCartney's Beatle songs.

I know Paul is the most successful one and the most prolific but it is the quality and not the quantity that counts. (Less Is More) When you right pop tunes and have catchy lines, those songs always seem to sell well in the charts but I think it is very important to right about life and leave everyone with something to think about. (Write when you have something to say and not just to put albums out so they will sell)

Does anyone agree with me or am I off base. They were all talented but I feel in my heart that George had the most to say and really cared about his impact on people's lives.

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23 December 2010
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23 December 2010
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I think of myself as a John fan, but when I tally up my favourite Beatles songs, most of them are George's. Though the other two had a better efficiency in their songwriting, George's output is much better in the Beatles, when he does put pen to paper on that odd occasion.

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23 December 2010
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Well, I like George very much. But I think Paul was the most talented. I mean, he was good at EVERYTHING he laid his hands on. I think I'd rather hang out with George, though, for the same reason. Paul as a friend would drive me insane.

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23 December 2010
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I'm going to have to agree that George was the most talented, especially when it came to playing guitar. George was ranked the 21st best guitarist of all times according to Rolling Stones (http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....n-19691231) while Paul and John don't even place. It's hard to rely stricly on this list, but when listening to most of the Beatle's songs, you hear that George was really the foundation for their music and consistantly provided kick-ass guitar playing. I do think, though, that Paul is right behind George talent-wise. But part of this disscussion is also a matter of opinions, depending on who's voice you prefer or what writing/guitar style, ect. I always also preferred George's solo albums over any other Beatle's albums. But again, it's all a matter of opinions. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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23 December 2010
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Just A Question: Do People Make These Threads To kill Me? They were all great at all they Did! OK!

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23 December 2010
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I wouldn't go so far as saying he was the most talented since all of them where super talented. But yes George was the better guitar player out of them all. I do like a lot of his music, but I also like a lot of the other 3's music too. But I guess it just depends on your opinion and personal tastes.

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23 December 2010
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Hm. Well, guitar-wise, I still think Paul's kick-ass "Taxman" solo is the finest in the Beatles catalogue, and the similar "Good Morning Good Morning" isn't far behind. Especially compared to all the other hot guitarists of the day, George comes up a bit short. He was good, great even; but he didn't really come into his own until "Something" and beyond. He had a nice voice that was perfect for harmonizing and singing lead on the quieter numbers, but wasn't as versatile as John and Paul; he couldn't sing a fiery rocker with the conviction that those two put into their Little Richard or Larry Williams covers. And if he had a higher batting average songwise, it's likely because he only had to deliver 2 or 3 songs per Beatles album.

I'd have to hear more than two of his solo albums to be sure, but on the evidence available to me so far, it looks to me like George is the 3rd most talented Beatle. (And being #3 in the #1 group makes him pretty damn great, without a doubt.)

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23 December 2010
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I think I have created a monster with this posting. I agree they are all super talented. I also agree with the Taxman solo which is awesome but I hate when I read articles that say George couldn't play the solo in his own song so Paul had to do it. That is ridiculous. 

I personally think George asked him to play the solo and was happy he did a little Indian bit. 

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23 December 2010
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Inner Light, It's not you, OK. We had some other threads become locked because People took opinions about Aspects of the group, which later became pure insults and just not about the topic. I just don't want that Here.

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23 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

While I don't disagree, why do we feel the need to always compare them? It diminishes their accomplishments and diminishes the band as a whole.


No it doesn't. My thinking that Paul > George as a guitarist doesn't diminish the Beatles at all. It's fun to think about whose talents were in which areas. 

And remember, the Beatles > John + Paul + George + Ringo.  

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23 December 2010
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Well I think Paul was clearly the most talented musician because, like MMM said, he could play so many instruments. John was probably the most talented writer, but certainly George turned out to be a great writer and fine guitar player. George is still my "favorite" Beatle, he just had a quality that makes me smile. I still have not found a song I enjoy more than Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, so yeah, I suppose George was all right with me.

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24 December 2010
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Like M3 and Gnik said, Paul is the most talented overall (Piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.). John is the most powerful. I believe George's and Ringo's guitar-playing and drumming are better than Paul's, but they are all perfect. Ringo is the most fantastic drummer in the world. They all can sing very well. Again, they are all perfect. Without the individual aspects if John, Paul, George, and Ringo, The Beatles wouldn't be The Beatles. They are all equally talented,  

Miss Winters said:But again, it's all a matter of opinions. 


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24 December 2010
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Inner Light said:

I think I have created a monster with this posting. I agree they are all super talented. I also agree with the Taxman solo which is awesome but I hate when I read articles that say George couldn't play the solo in his own song so Paul had to do it. That is ridiculous. 

I personally think George asked him to play the solo and was happy he did a little Indian bit. 


To answer your question, here is a little "conversation" to illustrate what happened:

 

George: I wonder what I should do on Taxman's lead guitar...

Paul: George! I've got this great idea about the lead guitar on Taxman!

George: Really? Let's hear it!

Paul: *Plays guitar for George*

George: What an amazing idea. I really dig the Indian descending scale!

Paul: Glad you liked it.

*Starts to walk away*

George: Paul!

Paul: Yes?

George: Why don't you do the lead guitar on Taxman?

Paul: Sure! Thanks!

 

And that's how it happened. Kind of...

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24 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

And remember, the Beatles > John + Paul + George + Ringo.  


Exactly. All of their individual talents are great, but together, they make one kick-ass band that none of them could have amounted to alone.
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24 December 2010
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Mhhh the most talented? I don't know. How do you measure talent? It's impossible to say. Being Versatile doesn't mean being talented. You can a talent to play many instruments, but does that make Yo-yo Ma not talented? Of course not.

 

My point is, I don't think it's fair to compare the Beatles, or John-Paul-George to be fair with Ringo. But something we have to admire about George is that at the end of the Beatles career he was as good as Lennon/McCartney. Even Paul and John said it. And to do that, you need talent and guts. That's what I admire of him the most.

 

Mhh this discussion is interesting. I'm saying that of "how do you measure talent?" in the best possible way.

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24 December 2010
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GniknuS said:

George is still my "favorite" Beatle, he just had a quality that makes me smile. I still have not found a song I enjoy more than Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, so yeah, I suppose George was all right with me.


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did right by you? 

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24 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

GniknuS said:

George is still my "favorite" Beatle, he just had a quality that makes me smile. I still have not found a song I enjoy more than Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, so yeah, I suppose George was all right with me.


So he...
 

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did right by you? 

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! 


I don`t get that. Was it a Facebook joke between you and Paulrus

 

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24 December 2010
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No. It's just a joke. I don't really know how it originated. I just know that it shows up on Failbook comments a lot, and that Paulrus gives me Awesome Points for it.

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24 December 2010
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Okay then.....

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