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Old 06-13-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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John or Paul?

I love both of them and Lennon was the coolest for me but Mcartney had a great voice and wrote the Beatles most memorable and biggest hits. So I think Paul was the better of the two.
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Lennon hands down, I can actually care less for Paul's stuff, especially solo.
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Old 06-13-2006, 11:47 PM   #3
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Lennon by a mile for me. I realized a few years back that it took me so long to get into the Beatles because of my dislike of McCartney. I don't hate him, but I don't take him all that seriously, either. I wonder sometimes if Lennon were still alive what he'd think of him.

But me? I'll take the Stones over the Beatles any day.
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Lennon over McCartney for me. I have seen McCartney live though, twice. Puts on a good show. But overall, I'm a Lennon gal... So much so that the sign/banner I took to my U2 show last year said 'imagine'
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Paul hands down.

I really don't care about lyrics when someone can write a vocal melody so perfectly and beautifully as Paul can.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:28 AM   #6
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Both are amazing...

Lennon:

She Said She Said
In My Life
Come Together
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am The Walrus
Across The Universe
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Sexy Sadie
Tomorrow Never Knows

ect.ect.ect

McCartney:

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Helter Skelter
I'm Looking Through You
Let It Be
Hey Jude
Back In The U.S.S.R.
Eleanor Rigby
Get Back
We Can Work It Out
Why Don't We Do It In The Road

ect.ect.ect

We can't forget George:

Something
Love You Too
Here Comes The Sun
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(some of the best songs ever written)

When it comes down to it, based purely on incredible songs, who could ever live up to The Beatles? I personally can't pick my favorite Beatle. Lennon was best post-beatles, but before that they were a "four legged table." Yes, even ringo from what I've researced about the band.
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between those 2, John.


but i prefer George to both
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Actually I'm changing my vote to Ringo.
Nicest guy ever - and not bitter about the Beatles.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:14 AM   #9
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^ yeah, that's true! =)

for me:
L.E.N.N.O.N.
<3

although as a team, they're impeccable.
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Both. Rivarly and arguing aside, they were a team.
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Lennon. I appreciate Paul's work, but Lennon's lyrics stood out much more to me and his solo work didn't suck.
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Honestly, both. You can't have one without the other. To go from Lennon to McCartney and back again on any Beatles album shows off how diverse they really were.

As for their solo work, both had some really amazing songs, and both had some stinkers. I think McCartney's solo stuff gets the short end of the stick, because while it's true he has way more clunkers than Lennon ever had, let's just remember how much more albums McCartney had as well. I'll bet anyone anything that if Lennon lived, he would have had his share of bad songs as he got older, too. Listen to some things on Double Fantasy and you'll get the idea of what direction he was headed in...Yoko Ono collaborations at their finest!
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Lennon. I feel like Paul wrote show tunes while John wanted to explore. John-George-Paul.
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John....easily

although, We Can Work it Out is probably my favorite Beattles song (right now anyway)
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I love 'em both but it's got to be John
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