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24 May 2012
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meanmistermustard
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I was tempted to say depends on the song but that would be wrong.

All the beatles could sing very well including Ringo, he had a more limited range but as long as he stayed within it he is fine.

Personally i like all of them and it would be impossible to select one (What Goes On is one of my favourite beatles songs). John, Paul and George's vocals blended really well together be it 3 lead vocals (Nowhere Man, This Boy, Because) , 1 lead vocal + Harmonies (Here, There & Everywhere) or whatever. Pauls vocal support to Ringo on Act Naturally is a highlight of Help!

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14 June 2012
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Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
14 June 2012
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Paul wasnt the dominant singer, John sang a heck of a lot, would probably be roughly equal if not a little more John.

Brian chose the decca material, no idea why Paul sang more than John, probably simply down to Paul being the lead vocalist on the majority of songs Brian thought would be pleasing, ie Brian looked at the songs not the singer.

The Star Clubs tapes which are available to listen to are not complete shows, its just what we have so far, not that ive thought who sings what. In Germany there wasnt any structure, it was more what mood they were in, who was in the audience, were there potential customers looking in, and whatever came to mind at that moment. Even in December '62 when Brian was in charge they returned to their old ways of shouting to/at the audience back at the Star Club and doing whatever they felt like albeit a bit more polished. I think they now got breaks every 2 hours - or it was a 2 hour performance.

 

John took the lead vocals in '58 when they sang That'll Be The Day and In Spite Of All The Danger & when they got the opportunity to record a couple of songs in Germany at the Tony Sheridan sessions John sang Aint She Sweet with the other being an instrumental. Were the 1960 liverpool demos roughly equal between John and Paul?

 

Overall i doubt either cared who sang how many as they were playing for the enjoyment, it was only later that it became an issue with John noticing that Paul was getting the a-sides.

 

I really should be doing work.

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14 June 2012
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Paul sang most songs on Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album and Abbey Road. Oddly john sang more songs on let it be though paul wrote more songs. Yellow Submarine doesn't really count for me

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ISTWD- thanks very much, it took a lot of time to put that together and I appreciate your comments. That top A is the highest Paul sings in Baby's In Black, he has about a million more of those A4s in other songs but I chose that one particularly for its brightness and ease, same reason I put the ones from Wanderlust, My Love etc.

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