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Beatles' height
22 February 2011
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a-hard-days-night-george-1I understand that this is not a very important topic, but it has been bugging me.

Are these correct:

John 178 cm

Paul 178 cm

George 178 cm

Ringo 173 cm

 

But what is more interesting, how tall were the "other beatles", Pete Best and Stuart "Little"? I think it would be nice to know what people at that time considered to be small. Do you think Ringo was a shortie?

22 February 2011
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*Was* Stuart short? Ringo was probably of average height -- it's just that the other 3 were 2 inches taller than him. :)

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22 February 2011
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StarWisher said:

*Was* Stuart short? Ringo was probably of average height — it's just that the other 3 were 2 inches taller than him. :)


But he was big about it.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15
And very clean…

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22 February 2011
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I don't know if it's just me but as they got older, they seemed to get shorter. Like in the 1990s, George looked short. but then Ringo looked like he grew an inch sometimes. John stilled looked tall (maybe because of his slim figure) up until his death. And Paul looks about the same height depending on the year. He looke shorter in the 90s, but looks rather tall now. I don't know.

 

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Zig said:

StarWisher said:

*Was* Stuart short? Ringo was probably of average height — it's just that the other 3 were 2 inches taller than him. :)


But he was big about it.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15
 
And very clean…

You have no idea how much I love those jokes in AHDN! (What with everyone continually being taller than me on purpose.)
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22 February 2011
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It's part of his inferiority complex you know.

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22 February 2011
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StarWisher said:

You have no idea how much I love those jokes in AHDN! (What with everyone continually being taller than me on purpose.)


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Chin up (no pun intended) - my wife is only 4'11". At least you are taller than someone – on purpose or otherwise.

PennyLane said:

It's part of his inferiority complex you know.


 Yeah, I know. That's why he plays the drums – it's his active compensatory factor.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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22 February 2011
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They loom large in his legend.

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22 February 2011
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Zig said:

StarWisher said:

You have no idea how much I love those jokes in AHDN! (What with everyone continually being taller than me on purpose.)


a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Chin up (no pun intended) - my wife is only 4'11". At least you are taller than someone – on purpose or otherwise.

 

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I bet when she's *really* proud of herself, she's at least 5 feet tall.
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22 February 2011
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so how tall were they foot and inch wise?

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22 February 2011
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For all of you non metric people:

John, Paul and George: 5ft 10

Ringo: 5ft 8 

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22 February 2011
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muffin said:

For all of you non metric people:

John, Paul and George: 5ft 10

Ringo: 5ft 8 


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StarWisher said:

Zig said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Chin up (no pun intended) - my wife is only 4'11". At least you are taller than someone – on purpose or otherwise.
 

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I bet when she's *really* proud of herself, she's at least 5 feet tall.

I tell people she only comes up to my chin. But the speed at which she arrives can be alarming!

BOT: It is surprising to me that J, P and G were all the same height. I always thought G looked taller than the others.

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22 February 2011
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I'm Taller than all the Beatles!!! apple01apple01apple01apple01

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22 February 2011
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It appears that other beatles(especially John and Paul) used to tease Stuart about his height. And in literature he's usually described as a petite man with small build. However, this is all second-hand information, and the most precise description is that his height was the same as Astrid's. Problem is, I don't know how tall she was(is).

I guess his height is top secret?

22 February 2011
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Speaking of older and younger, Someone today told me I look like im 7 years old! Im 13! Another person said I look like a porcelin doll!

But I made up a comeback for both of them, "Yeah I may look like I'm 7 now, but when Im 40 and I look 20, your gonna wish you were me," That got them to stop teasing me!a-hard-days-night-john-1

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22 February 2011
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If you are short and have a roundish face, get ready to be carded well into your 30s. :P

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StarWisher said:

If you are short and have a roundish face, get ready to be carded well into your 30s. :P


I do have a roundish face, (From my parents) and I seem to have stopped growing. (I havent grown an inch since 5th grade!)

But I like looking young, I'll be happy when im older. Carding dosen't sound bad now that I think of it. brian-epstein

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22 February 2011
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I did some googling on this when I was researching my plan to save John. Apparently John (and Paul and George) were pretty much the same height, with Paul being a fraction taller than the others, but their heights were exaggerated to make them seem more attractive, like the Rolling Stones' ages being pulled down.

Ringo was supposedly 5'5 or 6 but had his height pulled up to 5'8 so that people didn't think "he's not five inches shorter than them!", and someone who was 5'10 reported being taller than one of the three, so maybe 5'9. I don't think we can really say though.

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23 February 2011
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Dear Prudence said:

Speaking of older and younger, Someone today told me I look like im 7 years old! Im 13! Another person said I look like a porcelin doll!

But I made up a comeback for both of them, "Yeah I may look like I'm 7 now, but when Im 40 and I look 20, your gonna wish you were me," That got them to stop teasing me!a-hard-days-night-john-1


I got someone to say I looked older than I actually am, which never happens, so I was happy! And, way to show em!

 

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