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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by scout2112, Nov 6, 2019.
The Beatles were more important but I like the Stones better.
The Beatles only had two phases.
The first was a sort of old time vaguely blues based pop R&R a lot like the early Stones.
The second was the stuff they invented.
Presumably we're not including all the members later projects, even though each remained "a Beatle" in the eyes of the public.
Not related to the theme of the original thread and maybe splitting hairs but it depends on the definition of phases in play....
Phase 1 was the original pop material whether covered or original (i.e. Meet The Beatles)
Phase 2 was the folky stuff (i.e. Help/Rubber Soul)
Phase 3 was the psychedelic (i.e. Sgt. Pepper/Revolver)
Phase 4 was back to their roots (i.e. White Album/Abbey Road).
Just my opinion.
And the stones are selling out stadiums .
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This is much better than the Beatles
I don't think there was ever a Beatles vs Stones album. There was this:
Given the billions of dollars the stones have grossed since the 80's, I bet they couldn't care less about record sales.
I wish I had the money Keith Richards has spent on drugs.
Circa 1966: Allen Livingston, President of Capital Records presents the Beatles with Gold Record at the Hotel Plaza. | Paul DeMaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images
No artist has sold more albums than The Beatles, and no group or solo performer has posted more No. 1 hits than the Fab Four, either. Going just by the music the band made from 1963-70, The Beatles can claim 20 Billboard No. 1 hits.
These tracks, which include songs from the early period (“I Want to Hold Your Hand”) all the way through the soundtrack for Let It Be (“The Long and Winding Road”), spent a total of 59 weeks on the charts.
While that’s shorter than Elvis’s reign atop the charts, you have to take into account the different eras and relatively brief run the band had together. Also, let’s also not forget the solo careers: Even George Harrison scored multiple No. 1 hits as a solo artist.
John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney also topped the Billboard charts on multiple occasions — in Paul’s case, nine times — as solo artists. If they’d stayed together, there might not be a contest here. (Rock history is nothing but what-ifs.)
Going strictly by the tally of No. 1 hits, no one ever accomplished what The Beatles did —
Not even the king himself.
All told, the Beatles have sold 1.6 BILLION singles in the United States, and 177 million albums.
Worldwide album sales top 600 million.
The number of Beatles singles to reach Number 1 on the "Billboard Hot 100" is 21, the most of any band.
Of their singles, "Hey, Jude" enjoyed the longest run on the charts -- 23 weeks in all.
The number of Beatles albums that reached Number 1 in the United States: 25.
The number of times "Yesterday" has been covered by other artists is over 3,000, making it the most-covered song of all time.
The Beatles received 8 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Movie Score (for "Let It Be"), and collectively they're included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th Century's 100 most influential people.
And for how long did The Beatles have nothing but love? "Eight Days a Week."
More on the Beatles from CBS Local
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"The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles" - Feb. 9 on CBS
The Beatles, but only the stuff they did with rosewood necks.
Oops! I was looking for the Spy vs. Spy thread. Carry on......sshhh... (I’ll let myself out).....
Everyone knows, beatles always live UNDER Stones.
One of the greatest bands in the world, recorded two songs, one of which Yoko ruined.
The Beatles were a MUCH tighter band. They were forged the hard way in seedy clubs. They sounded professional. The stones always (and by always I mean for 60 years, since day one) sounded sloppy and unrehearsed, and not in a good way. If I had to pick out things I like about the stones it would be some of Keefs rhythm tones and maybe Miss You. The Beatles were innovators. They were always experimenting and creative. The Stones were always playing catch up to The Beatles.
Many of the things credited to George Martin were actually Paul. The piccolo trumpet solo on Penny Lane was written by Paul for example. Most of the orchestration on Sgt Pepper was Paul. George Martin’s contribution can not be understated but even he gives Paul and John credit for many of the production ideas and arrangements. It’s been 50 years since Abbey Road and I bet if it we’re released today it would still chart.
Beatles were actually the first to sell out stadiums. It’s what drove them into the studio.
Actually it was the problems caused by John's Beatles vs Jesus statement combined with the poorly attended final US tour which caused them to quit touring.
And let's face it, touring in the early 60's would have been hell for any band.
I like "I Wanna Be Your Man."
I like the Kinks.
The 50th anniversary edition of Arthur just came out. Released the same day as the White album, I believe. And I d put it up against anything the Beatles or Stones did. And the Who for that matter.
Ringo sang that one.