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Your Favorite Beatle, And Why
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sevenlevels
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4 May 2010 - 7.48pm

This is a hard one to answer. When I first started listening to the Beatles, it was John, but now there's no way I can choose.a-hard-days-night-paul-10They're like family, only not as easy to pick favorites.a-hard-days-night-john-1

I now declare this bridge open!

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4 May 2010 - 9.13pm

sevenlevels said:

This is a hard one to answer. When I first started listening to the Beatles, it was John, but now there's no way I can choose.a-hard-days-night-paul-10They're like family, only not as easy to pick favorites.a-hard-days-night-john-1


 

OK, Who do you love more, dad or mom? Pick one! now!brian-epstein

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

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sevenlevels
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5 May 2010 - 4.36am

Oh, it changes from day to day. I pretend it's equal but, we all know how it is.a-hard-days-night-john-1

I now declare this bridge open!

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Conrail Jon
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5 May 2010 - 5.46am

Though I love them all, I'll have to say Paul. I always enjoyed his voice, his bass and piano playing, and his wit. I just listen to Hey Jude, Let It Be, and Long and Winding Road, and…..I can't explain really, it's just like…..PAUL, you know? I also liked his stuff after the Beatles with Wings. Maybe I'm Amazed? CLASSIC! The fact that he's still out there today singing Beatles songs says something about his character, too. Not that John and George wouldn't be, and Ringo doesn't, but let's face it, Paul's got a lot more songs he can sing than Ringo!a-hard-days-night-paul-2

Nothing I love more than "waking up to the sound of music…"

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TheOneBeatleManiac
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7 May 2010 - 3.39pm

Well, Each one has different qualities:

John Lennon - It was the creator, the one who give the name Beatles, also, he wrote the most complex songs both to sing and play, such as, Strawberry Fields, I Am The Walrus, A Day In The Life, Across The UniverseHelp, I Feel Fine, Day Tripper, Rain, What's The New Mary Jane, although, he also wrote some simple songs such as, Julia, Dear PrudenceThank You Girl, This Boy, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, Because, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), Yes It Is, Please Please Me, From Me To You, it had so many influences and so many genres, that every song he wrote was special.

Paul McCartney - He was the bass player in most of the songs, such as, Paperback Writer, Rain, A Day In The Life, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, and he wrote also many of their greatest songs too, like, Hey Jude, Paperback Writer, Penny Lane, Hello Goodbye, Baby You're A Rich Man, Back In The U.S.S.R., Birthday, Can You Take Me Back, Teddy Boy, Yesterday, Here, There And Everywhere, That Means A Lot; Both (Lennon-McCartney) created the greatest songwriting partnership ever, with so many songs together that we're great, A Day In The Life, Misery, Baby You're A Rich Man, She's Leaving Home, With A Little Help From My Friends, I've Got A Feeling, She Loves You.

George Harrison - He was the lead guitar in many songs, and he played most of the solos, he may have not so many songs as Lennon-McCartney, but he sang a lot of songs, but he also wrote many songs that are great, excellent, like, Think For Yourself, Taxman, Within You Without You, Only A Northern Song, It's All Too Much, Piggies, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Savoy Truffle, Something, Here Comes The Sun, but also some overrated songs that are good also such as, Long, Long, Long, Old Brown Shoe, Don't Bother Me, I Need You.

Ringo Starr - The drummer, he maybe wrote the less number of songs, but he sang many great songs like, Boys, I Wanna Be Your Man, Matchbox, Honey Don't, If You've Got Troubles (although the lack of originality of lyrics, and the lack of playing), Act Naturally, What Goes On, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine, Good Night, but also his songs, Don't Pass Me By, Octopus's Garden are great, but also some contribution to some songs as Eleanor Rigby, What Goes On.

 

But for me, John it's my favorite, for his humour, his shorter life interrupted suddenly in the comeback, the beauty, sadness or whatever expression he did on each song he wrote and sang, and even the controversies surrounding him, or caused by him.

Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to...Strawberry Fields.

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8 June 2010 - 7.54pm

Ahhh hard question!!!! I mean, I love them all equally! They are/were amazing, cute, crazy talented and awesome! But the answer to this question is also very easy for me.

John. a-hard-days-night-john-4

He is like my hero. It's crazy how much I love this guy. Well all of them of course. But John was just amazing. He was so talented and he had a voice that makes me melt and sends shivers up my spine. I think I find him fascianting because he was so troubled and so tortured you could say. It was his insecurity and his bit of craziness fueled with his talent and creativity that made him so awesome. He just appeals to me in so many ways. I can say that I proudly wave the loving John Lennon flag. And did I mention, he was so drool-worthy sexy? 😛

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mithveaen
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9 June 2010 - 4.10am

Addie_1899 said:

Ahhh hard question!!!! I mean, I love them all equally! They are/were amazing, cute, crazy talented and awesome! But the answer to this question is also very easy for me.

John. a-hard-days-night-john-4

He is like my hero. It's crazy how much I love this guy. Well all of them of course. But John was just amazing. He was so talented and he had a voice that makes me melt and sends shivers up my spine. I think I find him fascianting because he was so troubled and so tortured you could say. It was his insecurity and his bit of craziness fueled with his talent and creativity that made him so awesome. He just appeals to me in so many ways. I can say that I proudly wave the loving John Lennon flag. And did I mention, he was so drool-worthy sexy? 😛


 

Be careful with your keyboard then........a-hard-days-night-john-6

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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9 June 2010 - 6.13pm

mithveaen said:

Addie_1899 said:

Ahhh hard question!!!! I mean, I love them all equally! They are/were amazing, cute, crazy talented and awesome! But the answer to this question is also very easy for me.

John. a-hard-days-night-john-4

He is like my hero. It's crazy how much I love this guy. Well all of them of course. But John was just amazing. He was so talented and he had a voice that makes me melt and sends shivers up my spine. I think I find him fascianting because he was so troubled and so tortured you could say. It was his insecurity and his bit of craziness fueled with his talent and creativity that made him so awesome. He just appeals to me in so many ways. I can say that I proudly wave the loving John Lennon flag. And did I mention, he was so drool-worthy sexy? 😛


 

Be careful with your keyboard then........a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

lol I can't spell some things can I? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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mithveaen
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9 June 2010 - 9.06pm

Addie_1899 said:

mithveaen said:

Addie_1899 said:

I can say that I proudly wave the loving John Lennon flag. And did I mention, he was so drool-worthy sexy? 😛


 

Be careful with your keyboard then........a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

lol I can't spell some things can I? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6


 

What I mean is... be careful with the *drool* and your keyboard .LOL!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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9 June 2010 - 11.10pm

lol ahah I wasn't sure which one you meant so I took a stab at it. Guess it was drool then. 😛 lol.... a-hard-days-night-john-3

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mithveaen
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10 June 2010 - 3.43am

Addie_1899 said:

lol ahah I wasn't sure which one you meant so I took a stab at it. Guess it was drool then. 😛 lol.... a-hard-days-night-john-3


 

Don't worry.. and I can see the invasion of the animated avatars LOL!!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Sunii
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10 June 2010 - 3.49am

YES! The trend has spread......a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

Thursday night your stockings needed mending.

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Addie_1899
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14 June 2010 - 9.08pm

These avatars are just too fun. a-hard-days-night-george-2

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mr. Sun king coming together
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12 March 2011 - 6.46pm

John. He wrote the Best Songs, Was the wittiest, funniest. Also, he was the main driving force until Pepper. I love Paul, George and Ringo as well, but Listen to God off The Plastic Ono Band solo album. He was the best.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Inner Light
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12 March 2011 - 10.18pm

mr. Sun king coming together said:

John. He wrote the Best Songs, Was the wittiest, funniest. Also, he was the main driving force until Pepper. I love Paul, George and Ringo as well, but Listen to God off The Plastic Ono Band solo album. He was the best.

 

I agree with you. If I based my decision just with the Beatles music on who wrote and sang the songs, John was my favorite Beatle. As solo artists, Paul and George are my favorites. I wish John was still here. He would have done great songs and knowing him, would have taken it to a new level.

The further one travels, the less one knows

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mr. Sun king coming together
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12 March 2011 - 10.22pm

Thanks. George was consistently putting out good songs, but I think the key to why he always had great songs was because he had the luxury of not having to put his bad songs on the albums, as Lennon and McCartney did in the early/mid 60's.

*9*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Nothing Is Real
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12 March 2011 - 11.31pm

Paul. Revolver probably has a big impact on that, but also because he kept them together after 1966, also, for his parts in A Day In The Life because that's probably my favorite song ever, and because most of my favorite Beatles songs are Paul songs.
And he's the cutest! (although sometimes I Think it's George)

Living is easy with eyes closed misunderstanding all you see

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kedame
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13 March 2011 - 4.33am

At first, I was CAPTURED by John. I fell in love with Come Together and I Am The Walrus first, before any other songs. When I started listening, all my favorite songs were ones written by John, without me even knowing which one was singing. It just happened that way. I was fascinated by his life, too. However, when I really started delving into his life, I got so confused over who the REAL John Lennon was that I just got frustrated by it all. There is so much misinformation, so much contradiction, about his life that it is hard for me to separate the truth from the myth. That annoys me. Also, even though I know it's not any of my business, and it's not really fair of me at all, I find it hard to listen to some of John's more personal solo songs about his pain over his family situation because I know he did basically the same thing that was done to him to his own son. I know, I know that it isn't fair of me, but I never claimed to be rational about The Beatles. I think it's sometimes hard for girls/women especially to separate the life/personality of a singer with the music, but John's Beatles stuff is still my favorite. I also love his books, especially Skywriting.

Paul, on the other hand, is hands down my favorite solo artist. I listen to his solo stuff just as much as I listen to The Beatles, and I LOVE it! He can just do so much. I think I also share a lot of personality and work habits with him...perfectionism, can be a bit overbearing if someone doesn't do something the way I want it done, etc. So I can totally see where he was coming from on a lot of things. Also, I really admire what he did after The Beatles split. He did what he had to do to get back what he loved most...his music, and he did it with his family by his side. He is proof that you can be a hardworking musician and family man at the same time.

I feel bad that George and Ringo are underrepresented in my playlist when it comes to solo work, but I have only been a fan since September, and I have been a bit preoccupied with John and Paul.

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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MotherNaturesDaughter
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13 March 2011 - 5.31am

My favorite Beatle over all is Ringo mainly because he's pretty easy to relate to and when he was younger he seemed so charming and nice. But if I had to pick by songs during Beatle days it would be Paul and solo songs would be George.

 

*9* The universe agrees with me!

"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)

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13 March 2011 - 4.55pm

I'm a Ringo gal through and through.

Dear Prudence

Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.

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