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Your Favorite Beatle, And Why
18 December 2012
Long John Silver
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Definitely John. It's just hard to explain. I got into his solo music first, then into Beatles. He wrote so many amazing songs and along with Paul made a greatest music songwriter in history of music. Oh and his voice! :) . I think this interview sums up my view on Lennon:…..nnon/66196



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18 December 2012

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I always had John as my fave Beatle as i loved his attitude most of the time and i got him but after the Anthology George joined him on that level. George came across in the anthology amazingly well, you could tell that he knew the music was great yet at the same time didnt try to over or under hype it, just give it respect whilst having a laugh and trying to enjoy himself. I actually surprise myself when i find i favour Paul the least yet know he is an absolute legend and is generally underrated in what he has achieved in his life and what he has given to so many. It makes so sense.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 December 2012
Apple rooftop
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8 November 2012

I was never able to choose a favorite, and still can't. As has often been said, the whole seems greater than the sum of the parts.


Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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18 December 2012
Hunting Ghosts
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14 December 2012

I have a hard time choosing, too, but Ringo is my favorite out of them all. I don't know why exactly. Call me what you will, but I think it's because we're similar (laid back, good sense of humor, not egotistic).

"I'd tell her I love her, but she'd only reject me in the end and I'd be frustrated. That's why I play guitar; it's my active compensatory factor" -Ringo said something like this once, I changed it up a bit.
18 December 2012
Ben Ramon
Candlestick Park
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26 March 2012

When I first got into the Beatles (I mean REALLY got into them), it was John who was the undisputed genius of the Beatles for me. I was fascinated by the sheer complexity of his character, his poetry, his wit. Then, as time wore on, I began to pay more attention to Paul's merits and contributions, finding myself staggered by his musical talent and productivity; and I've always liked his post-Beatles music the best by a long way, so I suppose I'd have to say Paul overall.

But nowadays, with my view having evened and mellowed out a bit, I find that to judge my favourite when they were still the Beatles is really impossible. I go through phases of each one whereby I might listen to only George songs and read voraciously about George's life and work for several weeks, and then it changes again and I have a Ringo phase, or a John phase, or a Paul phase or whatever. And then I'll have the occasional phase where the only way to listen to them is all at once, and I remember the key, undeniable fact, which parlance illustrated so well above:

parlance said
I was never able to choose a favorite, and still can't. As has often been said, the whole seems greater than the sum of the parts.

SHUT UP - Paulie's talkin'
2 July 2014
The Kaiserkeller
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2 July 2014

All of them are just AMAZING. I feel like each had their own thing they were great at. My personal favorite is George, but I don't have a great reason why I like him over the others. 

John (the intellectual): He was the person who got everyone together and was the sort of leader (though later on he and Paul went head-to-head on that position). He had a real passion and talent. During performances, he was very interactive with the audience and was very witty. John wrote many incredibly great songs and went on spreading the word on what he thought what was right (which was basically peace and love). However, he wasn't the best family man and was a bit insensitive which slightly negates my opinion on him. 

Paul (the original teenybopper lighthouse): He was the songwriting powerhouse. I mean, have you SEEN the White Album? He was also incredibly charismatic and had the cutest baby face. He was the most mainstream of the group and attracted a lot of teen girls and such which I don't exactly like. But definitely NOT a good reason to not like HIM. However, whenever the band did mini get togethers, Paul was never there, and was always too busy to help out with the other band members music. Whenever they (as in Paul, Ringo, and George) DID get together on the Beatles Anthology, he was so dominating, it was kind of annoying.

Ringo (the comedian): All of the Beatles members were hilarious, but Ringo had an amazing sense of humor that rose above the rest. He was also a great drummer and went on later to narrate Thomas the Train (hahaha, that fact always gives me a good laugh).

Finally, George (the deep-thinker, the mystic): He was sort of the calm of the group and had an amazing impact on the sort of music and style they became. He was also hilariously witty at some times and created incredibly great songs. I actually don't exactly like his Indian era (which his increasing meditations began shutting out his wife), but that's just the lifestyle that he chose. I'm also sort of disappointed in the fact that he cheated on his wife with Ringo's wife, but if you look at it from this way, you see it wasn't too bad. If George never divorced Pattie, she couldn't have given him kids (which means we would never have Dhani). Ringo also met a better girl for him. But anyways, George was just a great, humble guy.

"Something in the way she moves . . . attracts me like a pomegranate" - George Harrison
2 July 2014
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Apple rooftop
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14 December 2009

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
2 July 2014
Nova Scotia
London Palladium
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26 January 2014

Paul for me.  I think he and John are equals, but I find Paul to be the better person. 

2 July 2014
Blue Jay Way
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2 April 2014

Billy Preston.



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