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Your Favorite Beatle, And Why
5 August 2009
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BillyShears
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Mine has got to be John Lennon- Both for the incredible musicianship, and the wonderful personality... How about you guys?

9 August 2009
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Joe
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I've always been primarily a John fan, but I've just spent a while watching McCartney's recent live shows on YouTube. I'd really love to see him perform while he's still going - I met him once, but I've yet to see him live.

But yes, in terms of a favourite, John always had the edge for me. He put out some duff solo albums, it's true (didn't they all?), but he always seemed to be the most interesting and challenging, right from the early days. His interviews are always fascinating, and his first two solo albums are brilliant.

I do love George's songs with The Beatles, and his early solo stuff is great too. So hard to choose a favourite!

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10 August 2009
10.09am
mrs mustard
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I hate choosing but I know Ill always like George a little bit more. Ive more followed his solo music and I jus love his mellow tunes. And well his personality is jus sweet. Lovely George! :)

21 August 2009
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Alissa
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I think I've always been drawn to John- hence he is my favourite. It's hard for me to admit, because I love them all dearly. It's insane how much I care for them. But, for me, John has always been this guy with a story, a guy getting by with both his flaws and talents. He did so much for the world we know, and genuinely cared.

I love George as well- he just seems so sweet. I've read both of their biographies, and love and respect them both so much more. I'm on a current quest to find Paul's biography in my library database. I still have yet to know all that much about Ringo, but his sincerity and humour make me love the guy. Paul's a born singer and songwriter, and is just so honest. God, they're just beauts, haha.

All of 'em.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
24 September 2009
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RufusWild
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My favorite Beatle is:

Yes.

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
29 September 2009
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c64wood
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It was not any of the Beatles induvidually.  To me, the whole was greater then the sum of its parts.

I know you know what you know, but you should know by now that you're not me ~ Ron Nasty
11 October 2009
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Bman55
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I can't pick from them, either George for his incredible songwriting and guitar abilities or John, for his sense of humour. Best line is from Let It Be version of Get Back "Sweet Loretta Fart, she thought she was a cleaner, but she was a frying pan" heh, he always had the best one liners.

"Playing those mind games together, pushing the barriers, planting seeds. Playing the mind guerilla, chanting the Mantra, peace on earth." "And of course Henry the Horse dances the waltz!" "I now declare this bridge open"
16 October 2009
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mjb
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When the Beatles first found fame in 1963 I was 5! I had a poster of Paul on my wall because he was the left-handed one - just like me! My Mum always used to say that John was her favourite Beatle because he "fascinated" her.  This then went on to become true for me in later years. I actually lost interest in them once they went 'weird' growing moustaches and with the onset of the studio years. But then one day they appeared on Top of the Pops singing Let It Be and I was hooked again. From then on, when I watched anything on TV it was always John I looked at. The way he played his guitar, the stance and in interviews his quick-witted humour. He has since become what I can only describe as my hero. I can't say I approved of everything he did or that I like all of his music, but he was just FASCINATING!

I will relate a story that I swear is completely true. On the morning of 9th December 1980 the phone rang whilst I was still in bed. The phone was in the hallway and my Mum answered it.  I heard her say "no he's not up yet, he hasn't heard". When she put the phone down I called out and asked what was going on. "Something awful has happened" she said. Now don't ask me why I said what I did next, but it just came out.... I replied "It's one of the Beatles isn't it, someone had died. It's John". And as we all know it was indeed John.  Why did I assume that? Just one of those things.......

I can't, however, dismiss George. As I grew older out of the then surviving Beatles it was George I'd have most liked to have met. I live within 30 minutes from Henley and the number of times I went there just hoping I'd see him! Sadly it was not to be.  The one thing I can say about George is that he must be the most under-rated songwriter of all time. Yes he wrote Something & Here Comes The Sun but all those gems that are on his albums that never get played are such a waste of talent. The man hardly ever wrote a bad song......... John & Paul churned out '10 out of 10' songs regularly, but there were some duff ones in there too; George consistantly turned out '8.5 out of 10'.

I've seen Paul live three times now and the man is a legend.......and still left-handed! He can still produce a classic rocker from time to time. "Only Mama Know" was a belter.

Ringo? Well Ringo is Ringo. Still a great sense of humour but always tagged as the untalented one; the lucky one. Ringo's contribution to the Beatles was as important as the other three. Sadly his solo years after the early 70s have never lived up to much.

Have I answered the question Wink

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
21 October 2009
11.43am
MyR
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George. So beautiful songs he wrote!!

Cannot say why, but I feel he was the one who had more in common with me.

4 November 2009
6.25pm
mkboyd
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I think it would have to be George. I think Paul is the most talented, but I always would check to see which song was George's and they were usually my favorite. As solo artists, it's George hands down.

15 November 2009
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DragoNevermore
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George just because he was so deep when he started to write his more intricate songs.

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17 November 2009
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Starrdog
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Definitely Ringo.

I know, I know, there wouldn't be a "Beatles" without John and Paul. And George turned out all right, didn't he? But for my money, Ringo's laid back attitude, sense of style (he was always the best dressed), lack of pretension and simple desire to run a string of hair salons won me over. While he definitely did not have the songwriting talent of the other three, I don't buy the "untalented" or "lucky" tags. He was the best drummer they knew, and they had to steal him away from Rory and the Hurricanes - in the middle of their residency at a summer resort! I don't play the drums, but just listening to the drum fills in "A Day In The Life" gives me chills. Ringo is great. He'll get those hair salons yet!

8 January 2010
3.48am
djcraigg
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I have to say, that Paul is my fav.  John and all the boys are great, but for me Paul just kept making great music while the others did as well, Paul goes from being a rock star in The Beatles to being a rock star in Wings.  Also, his voice on "The Night Before", perfect.

8 January 2010
3.52am
djcraigg
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And Starrdog is bang on... Ringo is my second fav.  I'm a drummer, and Ringo's by far the MOST underrated drummer of all time.  Amazing feel, metronome-like timing, and always the first to expand his horizons behind the drumkit.  Good call!

8 January 2010
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BeatleMark
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At first, it was John.  I thought he was the most intelligent, coolest looking, and best songwriter.  Over the years of idolation I read more into him...coversed with people who knew him personally and studied just about every legit piece of literature on him.  After all that I found out I began to lose respect for John and with that I was able to understand and appreciate the genius of Paul more.  So to answer the question, Paul is my favorite. 

"First I was John, then I was Paul....but I didn't want to be Ringo at all!"

Oh and...Happy Birthday, Elvis! 

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10 January 2010
4.04am
Giovi
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George, definitely. I don't really know why I like him so much, maybe because he's so sweet, and I love his humour, personality, voice, all the spiritual thing and everything. I love his music, and the indian influence in it.

12 January 2010
4.56pm
AaronMontefusco123
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John.

His voice is amazing, it can be balladesque and simple, or it can be rocking. His ideals in peace and love inspire me. His image is awesome. His style is simple yet powerful. His voice sends chills down the spine.

Greatest Beatles Songs

A Day In The Life

All You Need Is Love

Something

Come Together

Revolution

Hey Jude.

16 January 2010
6.04am
KaabiStar
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I'd have to say it'd be George. His songs are fantastic, and I feel he was overshadowed by John and Paul. A lot of my favourite songs are Harrison songs, and he's just awesome.

Paul comes in a close second.

17 January 2010
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mjb
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AaronMontefusco123 said:

John.

His voice is amazing, it can be balladesque and simple, or it can be rocking. His ideals in peace and love inspire me. His image is awesome. His style is simple yet powerful. His voice sends chills down the spine.


He's the ONLY person to EVER do this to me! The second bridge in I Should Have Known Better where his vocal is only single-tracked is a prime example - I get goose bumps.  And on the Anthology the version of It's Only Love is simply terrific. The released version of You've Got To Hide Your Love Away is another......... And what is most remarkable is he hated the sound of his own voice and didn't think it was good enough, hence a lot of songs were double-tracked to please him, according to George Martin.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
18 January 2010
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Alissa
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mjb said:

AaronMontefusco123 said:

John.

His voice is amazing, it can be balladesque and simple, or it can be rocking. His ideals in peace and love inspire me. His image is awesome. His style is simple yet powerful. His voice sends chills down the spine.


He's the ONLY person to EVER do this to me! The second bridge in I Should Have Known Better where his vocal is only single-tracked is a prime example - I get goose bumps.  And on the Anthology the version of It's Only Love is simply terrific. The released version of You've Got To Hide Your Love Away is another......... And what is most remarkable is he hated the sound of his own voice and didn't think it was good enough, hence a lot of songs were double-tracked to please him, according to George Martin.


Taking a look at his solo stuff, "Steel and Glass" gives me the ol' goose bumps in a second. The withheld notes are perfectly on pitch and never ending; he's just too good.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
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