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Rank The Beatles in different ways...
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9 February 2014
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tulane
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Best Music

I think Imagine is the best Beatles solo song and probably Imagine is the best solo LP but I would have to rate Paul's music as the best overall because of the sheer volume of it.

I thought John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine were terrific, as was instant karma and happy xmas (war is over) but I feel like John seemed to run out of steam a bit after that and apart from the odd track such as mind games title track and #9 dream, I can't said I'm mad on the later stuff unfortunately.

Paul was so prolific that inevitably perhaps it resulted in some poor tracks but he has also come up with plenty of good stuff throughout his career so I rate him number 1.

I have put George at number 2 for basically the same reason - George simply did more stuff than John so I have put him above John in the list although I do think that John's best solo stuff is as good as anyones, there just wasn't as much of it - not just because he died but because he essentially did nothing musically for 5 years.

1) Paul

2) George

3) John

4) Richie

Best to talk to

1) John

2) George

3) Paul

4) Richie

I have put John as number one in this category just because he was so unpredictable and seemed to enjoy being a bit outrageous.  You may not like everything John says but it is nearly always interesting.  He could be very funny and witty.  John was extremely open and spoke his mind and this makes interviews with him fascinating.

I would feel more at ease I think talking to George, as John would not shy away from having a go at you if he felt like, so you'd feel more apprehensive talking to John in that respect.  George was in many ways the most thoughtful Beatle and was very down to earth.

Paul would undoubtedly be very pleasant to talk to but the problem is that I think Paul is very PR minded and is the type of person who will tend to say what he thinks he should say rather than what he really thinks.  When I hear Paul talk about the Beatles I always feel he is holding something back.  If all we knew about the Beatles was what Paul tells us then you would wonder why they ever broke up because all Paul ever seems to go on about is what great pals they all were.  It's okay to a point to look on the bright side but I feel that Paul tends to gloss over the friction a bit to try to make it a happier story.  I think Paul is harder to really get to know than the others because I simply don't think he is as frank.

I've put Ringo last, not because I dislike him but simply because the other 3 are more interesting to me (sorry Ringo!).

27 May 2014
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Beatleva
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The Beatles in order of how good their music is (taking into account their whole careers):

Paul McCartney

John Lennon 

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

 

The Beatles in terms of how nice they are as people:

George Harrison

Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr (He let me down with the no-more-fan-mail-peace-and-love-peace-and-love video)

John Lennon

 

The Beatles in terms of how good looking they are:

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

John Lennon

Ringo Starr

 

The Beatles in terms of how funny they are:

John Lennon

George Harrison

Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr

28 May 2014
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Best Choices of Album Cover Art, solo albums 1970-1980:

John
George
Paul
Ringo

Best Solo Albums, 1970:

John
George
Paul
Ringo

Best Solo Album, 1973:

Paul
George
Ringo
John

Best Solo Scene in "A Hard Day's Night"

George
Ringo
John
Paul (thankfully deleted before release)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

28 May 2014
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Best "Don't..." Song:

John, "Don't Let Me Down"
Ringo, "Don't Pass Me By"
George, "Don't Bother Me"
Paul, "(Why) Don't We Do It In The Road"

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

28 May 2014
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