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The Beatles at 60: In times of trouble, listening to their music is like returning to the Bible

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4 hours ago, vogie said:

Paul McCartney wrote the Rolling Stones first hit single, 'I Wanna be Your Man' and who knows without the Beatles intervention there might not have been any Rolling Stones, just saying.😗

Believe the Stones first hit was "Not Fade Away", their first single was "Come On".

"I wanna be your man" was recorded by both Stones and Beatles, but I don't remember it as a big hit for either of the band; I think Beatles only included the title on an album.

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Being born in '47 we waited for so long to hear good stuff , in America there was   EG Little Richard , Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis.  We had Cliff Richard going on a summer holiday and Billy Fury , Marty Wild , awful .

The Beatles came along and that is what we were waiting for. 3 on guitars and a drummer.  Followed by  The Kinks , The Hollies and many more.

But Queen were and still are bigger. My daughter born in '76 still thinks they are the best and hardly a day goes by when I don't listen to Queen.

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23 minutes ago, khunPer said:

Believe the Stones first hit was "Not Fade Away", their first single was "Come On".

"I wanna be your man" was recorded by both Stones and Beatles, but I don't remember it as a big hit for either of the band; I think Beatles only included the title on an album.

Yes you are correct Chuck Berrys "Come On" was their first hit single, it reached number 21 in the charts followed by "I Wanna be your Man", which reached 12 in the charts for the Stones, Not Fade Away followed later. 

 

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2 hours ago, vogie said:

Yes you are correct Chuck Berrys "Come On" was their first hit single, it reached number 21 in the charts followed by "I Wanna be your Man", which reached 12 in the charts for the Stones, Not Fade Away followed later. 

 

...and ranked number 3...🙂

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3 hours ago, toofarnorth said:

My daughter born in '76 still thinks they are the best and hardly a day goes by when I don't listen to Queen.

My daughter born in 2005 is Queen fan, she loved the movie, but also The Beatles' – the original songs, not covers like Joe Cocker – but both she and I are also fans of new stuff...🙂

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I don't think it's fair to insult the Beatles by comparing them to the Bible. The Beatles have much better messages to offer humankind. 

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21 hours ago, vogie said:

Paul McCartney wrote the Rolling Stones first hit single, 'I Wanna be Your Man' and who knows without the Beatles intervention there might not have been any Rolling Stones, just saying.😗

"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Lennon–McCartney-penned song recorded and released as a single by the Rolling Stones, and then recorded by the Beatles. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney, and finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking. Never any doubt that McCartney is a songwriter extraordinaire,  but The Stones were the artists.

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2 minutes ago, car720 said:

"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Lennon–McCartney-penned song recorded and released as a single by the Rolling Stones, and then recorded by the Beatles. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney, and finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking. Never any doubt that McCartney is a songwriter extraordinaire,  but The Stones were the artists.

Both groups were phonominal and although the media wanted us to believe that they hated each other, they were at the time very good friends. I had posters of the Beatles and the Stones on my bedroom wall as a teenager in the sixties. 

Although my father shuddered when the Beatles first came on the scene with their 'long hair' can you imagine his dismay when the Stones followed, I won't even mention the Kinks.

As an aside Mick Jaggers wealth is estimated to be the same as Ringo Starrs at 36 millionish, whilst Paul McCartney is estimated to be worth 1.2 billion, nice work if you can get it.🕺

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1 minute ago, vogie said:

Both groups were phonominal and although the media wanted us to believe that they hated each other, they were at the time very good friends. I had posters of the Beatles and the Stones on my bedroom wall as a teenager in the sixties. 

Although my father shuddered when the Beatles first came on the scene with their 'long hair' can you imagine his dismay when the Stones followed, I won't even mention the Kinks.

As an aside Mick Jaggers wealth is estimated to be the same as Ringo Starrs at 36 millionish, whilst Paul McCartney is estimated to be worth 1.2 billion, nice work if you can get it.🕺

Don't forget The Who.

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On 4/9/2020 at 7:22 PM, khunPer said:

In my opinion, what makes Sgt. Pepper, and other Beatles-work from Rubber Soul and onward, so exiting is the lyrics, which seems to include some kind of general message or story, or inspired by a couple of books.

Of course everyone will probably have a different opinion to myself, but I don't listen to the words on pop songs. I have them on as a background to my life, not as part of my life. If they don't make me feel good not interested.

 

LOL. Love me do is now playing on the radio. Lovely song, makes me feel happy. Wish they had always played that great Hamburg music that made them famous.

 

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19 hours ago, car720 said:

"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Lennon–McCartney-penned song recorded and released as a single by the Rolling Stones, and then recorded by the Beatles. The song was primarily written by Paul McCartney, and finished by Lennon and McCartney in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking. Never any doubt that McCartney is a songwriter extraordinaire,  but The Stones were the artists.

I liked Paul again when he went back to pop roots with Wings.

I feel sorry for him as he had bad luck with women. He should have stuck with Jane Asher, IMO. At least he hasn't made another mistake and got married again. I doubt he has any trouble picking up a bit of casual if wanted.

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On 4/9/2020 at 5:54 PM, Inn Between said:

I don't think it's fair to insult the Beatles by comparing them to the Bible. The Beatles have much better messages to offer humankind. 

Who talked about the Bible – apart from John Lennon's own comparison with Jesus...🤔

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5 hours ago, khunPer said:

Who talked about the Bible – apart from John Lennon's own comparison with Jesus...🤔

Whoever wrote the idiotic title for this thread. Didn't you read the heading for this before making your comment?  

 

"...listening to their music is LIKE RETURNING TO THE BIBLE" 

 

Do you catch on now? 

 

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1 hour ago, Inn Between said:

Whoever wrote the idiotic title for this thread. Didn't you read the heading for this before making your comment?  

 

"...listening to their music is LIKE RETURNING TO THE BIBLE" 

 

Do you catch on now? 

I read it long time ago, sorry, I already forgot that part of the title. Agree with your first comment "The Beatles have much better messages to offer humankind. "

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