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Creative Peak for each Beatle
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Where did each member reach their creative peak? 

In my opinion, John had two: during Rubber Soul and The White Album .

Paul peaked during Revolver , but then reached a similar level of quality on The White Album through Ram

George Peaked on Abbey Road into All Things Must Pass

Ringo's percussion is most creative on Revolver and Sgt. Pepper , but in terms of songwriting I think his best work was on his 1973 album Ringo.

George Martin had his on Sgt. Pepper , the most revolutionary production in Rock & Roll.

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7 November 2016
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a-hard-days-night-john-1John:

Songwriting- In my opinion, the finest set of tunes he ever wrote is The White Album .  (Though POB and Imagine come close.) I love them all, even Revolution 9 and Bungalow Bill.

Playing: John was never the greatest guitarist, but he plays some great lead parts on POB.

a-hard-days-night-paul-8Paul:

Songwriting- Paul's stuff is pretty consistent throughout the Beatles career.  He wrote tons of great tunes, but also a few that I don't care for.  I'll go with  Abbey Road simply because of his phenomenal arrangement of the medley.

Playing- The Wings Over America Tour was probably Paul's peak of playing.

ahdn_george_08George:

Songwriting- George certainly wrote some excellent tunes in his last days as a Beatle, and a bunch more great ones around 1970.  Every song on All Things Must Pass is fantastic, and all the outtakes are great too.

Playing- George played some of his best solos on ATMP , but Living In The Material World is the stronger album as far as guitar solos go.

ahdn_ringo_09Ringo:

Songwriting- Probably the Ringo album from 1973.  He wasn't much of a tunesmith, but he does a decent job here.

Playing- I absolutely love the drums on Abbey Road .  Some of the best fills ever are on that album.

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Ringo playin' drums on RAIN.

John & Paul never reached their peak! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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John:

Guitar:

A rather hard choice to make, as John isn't the best guitarist, but I'd probably have to go with The Beatles-John Lennon /Plastic Ono Band

Vocals:

Rubber Soul and Revolver with The Beatles at a close second

Paul:

Bass:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Guitar:

The Beatles

Vocals:

Sgt. Pepper and The Beatles

George:

Guitar:

Abbey Road

Vocals:

The Beatles

Ringo:

Drums:

The Beatles

Vocals:

Never

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I think by the time of A Hard Day's Night john was also on fire 

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sir walter raleigh said
Where did each member reach their creative peak? 

In my opinion, John had two: during Rubber Soul and The White Album .

Paul peaked during Revolver , but then reached a similar level of quality on The White Album through Ram

George Peaked on Abbey Road into All Things Must Pass

Ringo's percussion is most creative on Revolver and Sgt. Pepper , but in terms of songwriting I think his best work was on his 1973 album Ringo.

George Martin had his on Sgt. Pepper , the most revolutionary production in Rock & Roll.  

You said it all. But john was on top form for Plastic Ono Band.

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John:

A Hard Day's Night - Revolver - Although John wrote some of his best songs between 1967 - 1969 I feel that he was at his creative peak during this period as he was writing a lot of songs in different styles and he also wrote two book during this period.

Paul:

Revolver - Abbey Road - Paul was always a good songwriter but he didn't start to really shine until Revolver and he wrote some of his best songs as a Beatle during this period.

George: 

Revolver - Abbey Road - Revolver was when George started to become a great songwriter and by Abbey Road you could say that he was an equal to John and Paul.

Ringo:

Rubber Soul - Abbey Road - I feel that Ringo sang some of his best songs and played some of his best drum parts during this period.

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John - Plastic Ono Band/Imagine

Paul - Band On The Run

George - All Things Must Pass  (caveat The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1)

Ringo - Ringo

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I wonder why you chose all solo eras as their creative peaks.

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Because , in the solo years, @Dark Overlord, they had no need to take the other three into account.

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I think they all peaked at The Beatles AKA White Album so i'll instead discuss their creative lows.

John:

Rock And Roll

Paul:

A Hard Day's Night

George:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour

Ringo:

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

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Dark Overlord said
I think they all peaked at The Beatles AKA White Album so i'll instead discuss their creative lows.

John:

Rock And Roll

Paul:

A Hard Day's Night

George:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour

Ringo:

The Ballad Of John And Yoko   

Ringo isn't on 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko '.

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I would Imagine  @Dark Overlord knows that and is making a joke that because Ringo is the best Beatle, he had no creative low.

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Does that mean it was a joke that A Hard Day's Night was Paul's creative low point? 

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Probably not. Although Paul's work is great, the real magic on the album comes from John. I would say his work on Beatles For Sale is better. 

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Ringo, no low points? He admits himself that some of his solo albums were bad, and even went to court to stop the 1987 album he recorded with 'Chips' Moman ever seeing the light of day.

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sir walter raleigh said
Probably not. Although Paul's work is great, the real magic on the album comes from John. I would say his work on Beatles For Sale is better.   

John is by far the strongest Beatle on A Hard Day's Night but Paul still had And I Love Her , Can't Buy Me Love and Things We Said To Day which are three good songs in my opinion. While it isn't Paul's best overall effort I still think he did a good job with those three songs. I agree with you about Beatles For Sale

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I was referring to The Ballad Of John And Yoko single, of which Ringo plays drums on the B-side Old Brown Shoe but is missing from the A-side. I would've said something like Ringo Rama or Liverpool 8 but since i don't like The Beatles solo music, i chose not to include it because I've never listened to it.

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There is an argument to be made that John had another, lesser but still significant, creative peak shown on Double Fantasy . I think that his half of the album was his best work since Imagine . After taking a break to raise Sean he had an untapped energy that can be seen throughout all of the tracks on the album. It is creative because he implements a new style that seems to incorporate the sound of the late 70s/ early 80s. 

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