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What if Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe stayed in the Beatles?
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Not what I appear to be said

Anybody even consider how 60s music may have evolved differently without Paul setting the standard for creativity in bass playing?  He almost single-handedly turned the bass into another voice in the mix.    Would John Entwistle or Jack Bruce have pushed themselves as hard to expand their own talents?

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I don't know about Entwistle, but I doubt that Paul McCartney (or his bass playing) was really on Jack Bruce's radar. He started out as a standup bass player and jazz purist, so his playing abilities would've been much more advanced than Paul's before the Beatles even recorded, undoubtedly. And I don't think Paul is really his equal, as far as technique goes. (Let me add here that I've never much liked Bruce's playing. John Entwistle I like a lot more.)

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

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meanmistermustard said
One heck of a miserable place to go.

Yeah. We still like to have your Rubber Soul around.

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