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(How) can you recognize which Beatle is playing?
25 August 2016
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Only a nowhere girl said
I know that many Beatles fans can tell, for example, wether it’s George or Paul or John playing a guitar solo just by listening to it. I’m a big Beatles fan but can’t even always tell if it’s Ringo or not playing the drums. PS: I’m only 15 and don’t play any instruments, so please don’t make it too hard too understand :).  

@Only a nowhere girl 

I’m much older than you and play the guitar and a bit of percussion… And I can’t either.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

25 August 2016
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Ron Nasty said
From @Joe’s song page on Carry That Weight , @sgtpepper63:

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From Mark Lewisohn’s Complete Recording Sessions:

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I would look again at your attributions for McCartney lead guitar, using Joe’s song pages to see what the consensus is. More than one is wrong. For instance, you give the lead to Paul on Maggie Mae , and again it’s George on lead with John and Paul playing acoustics.

It’s always worth looking at Joe’s carefully researched entries on the main site. Not only because they’re based on the best information he can find, but because he always takes on board other opinions and changes his articles if someone has a strong enough argument that he may not have it quite right.  

As great as this site is, I personally use beatlesebooks for my main source. It’s run by a guy named Dave who is what you might call a 1.5 gen fan (too young to really get into them but old enough to like their music when it was new), although that doesn’t matter. The site even lists the instruments, something Joe has yet to get to. the only thing some people may not like about the site is that it uses the US timeline instead of the UK timeline. Still, thanks and I did edit my post. Also, if you don’t mind, i’d like to know every one I got wrong.

24 February 2017
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This is fairly easy: (note that I will only be referring to lead guitar)


Typically very choppy and mainly influenced by Chuck Berry.


You Can’t Do That

Long Tall Sally

Yer Blues

The End

For You Blue

Get Back


Very bluesy, towards the end was very soulful.



All My Loving

Till There Was You

Can’t Buy Me Love

She’s A Woman

You’re Going To Lose That Girl

Doctor Robert

All You Need Is Love


Dear Prudence

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Savoy Truffle


Let It Be


Very aggressive, it’s sad he didn’t get to play as often as he did.


Ticket To Ride

Drive My Car


And Your Bird Can Sing

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Good Morning Good Morning

Helter Skelter

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The Hippie Chick, Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<, SgtPeppersBulldog, WeepingAtlasCedars

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