16 July 2013
20 January 2012
29 August 2013
Another One said
Paul or John?
John established the band, first he was the leader and then Paul became the leader of The Beatles?
Is this true?
For a lot of the time I don't think they had a set leader like some bands have. Having said that there is no doubt John was it early on, and that Paul was their driving force in the later period as John's drugs and desire to leave came to the fore. However, you could even claim it was George for a time when he dragged them all off to Rishikesh. He was also influential in having Ringo join – so to me at least it seems they often acted via group dynamics rather than 'leader'.
1 May 2011
There is another thread where folks discuss who the leader was in the band, it can be found here.
1 December 2009
Actually, "front man" strikes me as a less prestigious position – it suggests a performer who commands the attention above all onstage, usually the singer, who may or may not actually be the "leader" of the band. Like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin – he was the front man but Jimmy Page was the band's main musical director, conceptualist, and driving force. He was unquestionably the leader.
1 December 2009
john started the band, BUT! the minute
paul joined the band….
HE OWNED IT!
Checkout his track record and all
the studio out takes
Heh, I suspect you'll get some disagreement there!
Pretty sure most everybody here is familiar with everyone's track records, too.
3 May 2012
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