Posted by Micaela (188.8.131.52) on January 21, 2001 at 12:07:57:
In Reply to: great band vs. great rock and roll band posted by bob on January 20, 2001 at 22:57:21:
None of the Beatles are the most talented in their respective fields. In my opinion, Mick is a better vocalist than John was, and can handle a variety of different styles. Paul and George don't even show up on the guitar radar, and Ringo can't touch drummers like Moony, Chawley, and Bonzo. The Beatles are my SECOND favorite band, but they don't have the longevity that the Stones do (by this I don't mean the longevity of their music, because obviously their legacy has lasted, but the band was only together for what, seven years?). The best thing about the Stones is that each one of those guys could hold their own in a solo career, and each one is at the top of the list with their talents. The Stones ARE, in my opinion, the greatest band because they are all the best in the field at what they do, have released an incredible number of quality albums, have stood the test of time, put on about 5,000 more shows than the Beatles EVER did, and they're still going. That's all there is to say.
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