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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:17 PM
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Poll question: Your Favourite Beatle

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:23 PM
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1. Other:
All of them.

I don't do favorites. I appreciate them all.

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:20 PM
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15. ditto... I wonder too...
if John had lived, if he would still poll so much higher than the others, especially Paul? :shrug:

And, yes, I certainly give Lennon his due. Nonetheless, there is a certain aspect of martyrdom that has to affect us as well.
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:25 PM
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2. John, no question, imho. nt
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:25 PM
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3. John was the coolest, George the nicest, Ringo the
most adorable and Paul was the genious and talent behind it all. I read the biography The Beatles by Bob Spitz, which I highly recommend. I thought I knew everything about the Beatles there was to know, until I read this book (I was a hard core Beatle-maniac in High School). I am now in awe of Paul McCartney.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:26 PM
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5. I would argue John, Paul and George were all geniuses
And Ringo was the glue that held them all together

Play "Gimmie Some Truth," "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Beware of Darkness"
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Mojeoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:24 PM
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23. For me it was always PAUL!!!! Paul! Paul!!
I was hardcore in jr. high too. We got free tickets the night before the 1965 Detroit Olympia Stadium performance. My girlfriend's sister's boyfriend's father was an exec for General Motors. Apparently, this man was trying to impress his son, but my girlfriend's sister and her boyfriend were 19 and they considered themselves too cool for the Beatles. They said they were sorry that they were in the back, Row "Y," but at least they were on the floor of the Stadium. The next day we found out........Row "Z" was on the sides of the stage and row "Y" was right in the front.
I watched Paul's foot kick a marshmallow onto the floor and when the show was over, the ushers and guards let us go up and collect souvenirs. We got some broken Ringo sticks, and I got that marshmallow.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:45 PM
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34. +2 for the Spitz book, which is as close to definitive a
band biography as there is going to be. It was clear that John was the original motive force behind the band and that he had some resentments about Paul becoming the dominant member, conceptually and musically speaking, around the time of Sgt. Pepper. But Paul ultimately needed John's cynical and sarcastic edge to moderate his tendency towards pop cliches to bring out his best just as John needed Paul's impeccable gifts for melody and arrangement to polish and refine his work and bring out his best.

The odd thing about the Beatles is that George was himself so talented that he would have been the unquestioned superstar in any other band of the era save the Rolling Stones.
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:25 PM
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4. Bailey
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:29 PM
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6. "I believe in God,
but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."
John Lennon

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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:30 PM
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7. "God is a concept by which we measure our pain"
Also Lennon
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:22 PM
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16. That is a very transcendental view...
and a quote, I've often come back to.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:36 PM
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8. Billy Preston.
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ReturnoftheDjedi Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:43 PM
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9. Clarence the Saxophone player
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:01 PM
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11. Yeah, I'm thinking you got off the tram at E Street rather than Mathew St. (Cavern Club)
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ReturnoftheDjedi Donating Member (839 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:10 PM
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13. so, you're out to write Clarence out of History, too, huh?
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:16 PM
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14. Another day, another nugget of knowledge.
And one video is worth about seven grand, man.

:thumbsup:
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:04 PM
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21. I'm so happy to see that!
It's one of my all-time favorite sketches! :)
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:47 PM
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10. Dung Beetle


John on his guitar playing:

I'm not technically very good, but I can make it fucking howl and move. I was rhythm guitarist, and it's an important job.

The Beatles were the sum of all the parts including George Martian and Brain Epstein all of them were gifted and hugely talented ...
including Richard Starkey (Ringo) who was working w/ three different bands before he joined the Beatles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Y3PlmwnRM

We will never see a group like them again.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:07 PM
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12. George Martin
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:14 PM
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22. + 1
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:41 PM
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24. OMG look at the size of that soundboard
They made such fantastic music using something so small.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:13 PM
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25. You make a great point. Elenor Rigby would just be a boring acapella tune without him
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:24 PM
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17. Geddy Lee.
:hide:

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:35 PM
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18. Ringo. Nt
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:41 PM
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19. Correct answer...ntn
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:52 PM
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20. All of them!
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 04:57 PM by edbermac
It's like trying to pick your favorite child.

And Tony Sheridan was not a Beatle.



On edit:

Don't forget Jimmie Nichol, who drummed with them for a week on a world tour when Ringo got tonsilitis.

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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:20 PM
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26. John Lennon.
"Imagine all the people, living life in peace... you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

May he RIP.
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:19 PM
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27. I have an unbelievable connection to John. I have to say though,
that I absolutely love all of them.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:18 AM
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28. Ringo. (n/t)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:59 AM
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29. It's a tie between Peter Frampton and the Bee-Gees
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:22 AM
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30. Blue Beetle!
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:17 AM
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31. back when I was 13 - Paul. So that's who I voted for
When looking at the work, as an adult, I'd have said John
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:39 AM
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32. Dung
Only I mean it!
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:50 AM
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33. Ringo.
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