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Why is George under-appreciated?
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10 July 2011
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mithveaen said:

Most of my students can identify John and Paul, but if I have in my netbook a wallpaper with a photo of George, they ask "Who's that?"

Wait. They're your students. How can they not recognize George?

 

BoT... 

I'm not really sure. Maybe it's because he only had one or two songs per album. The most songs he ever had on a Beatles album was four. Even though the songs were good ("Think For Yourself," "I Want To Tell You," "I Me Mine," etc.), there just weren't very many of them. (That were released with the Beatles.) If they had put more George songs on the albums, George might be more well-known. 

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Most people would be underappreciated in a band with John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ringo is remembered because he has a much more accessible personality than most rock stars.

But generally, people who aren't the "stars" of the band are forgotten. Page, Plant, Bonham, and… the bassist. Mercury, May, Taylor and… the bassist. Jagger, Richards, Jones and… those other blokes. Townshend, Daltrey, Moon and… the bassist. Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and…. the drummer. Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and… the guitarist. I could go on.

 

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The Walrus said:

Most people would be underappreciated in a band with John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ringo is remembered because he has a much more accessible personality than most rock stars.

But generally, people who aren't the "stars" of the band are forgotten. Page, Plant, Bonham, and… the bassist. Mercury, May, Taylor and… the bassist. Jagger, Richards, Jones and… those other blokes. Townshend, Daltrey, Moon and… the bassist. Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and…. the drummer. Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and… the guitarist. I could go on.

I guess, even though that is still stupid.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

11 July 2011
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George never sought the lime light. He was happy sitting in the back playing guitar and adding his part to the songs. 

Imagine taking out all his guitar work in Beatle songs. It would have been an entirely different sound. George always played to the songs and was never a flashy player. He was concerned about his privacy and did not charm the press. This is a disaster for killing your image. I have a lot of respect for him that he stood his ground and never succumbed to being a pop star. 

He was never into being famous and once said that 'I never wanted to be a star, just wanted to play guitar'

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12 July 2011
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Actually what Inner Light said it's true. George never wanted the limelight. Paul loves it (which it's not bad), and John, well, John Lennon is such a big elephant that even standing quiet in a room you are like "Look!! John Lennon!!" a-hard-days-night-john-6

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