IMO, although the Beatles were only together for about a decade and the Stones are still active as a group, I believe the Beatles packed more into those few years than the Stones did up to today. A matter of quality vs quantity, (again, IMO). The different ways they evolved in such a short time, with so much good material, was astounding. TBH, I haven’t seen any other band who evolved to that degree in that time, with that number of songs as hits (virtually all of them). And even their so-called “lesser” songs were great. The only “Beatles” song I feel is “meh” is that post-Beatles song released in 1994, Free as a Bird. Admittedly, had the Beatles stayed together, they probably wouldn’t have held up as well as Mick Jagger and the Stones, because they packed all of their evolution as a group into those 10 years. It was simply time to move on. Although the lastI saw of Ringo a few years back, he appeared to be in darned good shape.JD Spydo wrote: ↑Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:55 amWhen it came to the BEATLES my two favorite Albums of theirs were the White Double Album and Abbey Road. I viewed the BEATLES about the same as I did Elvis Presley>> both artists were at their best at the end of their recording career
The BEATLES final album "Let IT BE" was a real let down IMO. When it comes to the so-called British Invasion I always found it quite interesting that the BEATLES have gotten so much fanfare over the year whereas the Rolling Stones are still going strong and have never gotten the accolades that the BEATLES have attained.
Yep, Couldn’t Get It Right is a great song. Don’t worry, I used to think they were American, too. :) I also used to think that The Average White Band (who were Scottish) were American.The Mastiff wrote: ↑Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 amClimax Blues Band- Couldn't get it right.
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I used to think they were American. :o
John Mayall - Room to move
Speaking of AWB...I bought the “Cut the Cake” album when I was 12, and 44 years later, it’s still one of my all-time favorite funk songs.
Back when I was a young kid in the 1960s there was a TV show on in the afternoons after school that was out hosted by Dick Clark and it was called "Where The Action Is" and it was on the ABC network. He had Paul Revere & The Raiders on several times on that show and for the time they were actually pretty good for 1960s type stuff.
Joe,JD Spydo wrote: ↑Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:49 pmBack when I was a young kid in the 1960s there was a TV show on in the afternoons after school that was out hosted by Dick Clark and it was called "Where The Action Is" and it was on the ABC network. He had Paul Revere & The Raiders on several times on that show and for the time they were actually pretty good for 1960s type stuff.
Also that show is where Dick Clark literally discovered the awesome talent of "Little Stevie Wonder". They later dropped that title and just called him Stevie Wonder>>> When I first saw the Rolling Stones on their 1972 tour here in Kansas City they had Stevie Wonder as their back up act for the Rolling Stones concert. Seeing Stevie Wonder in person was awesome. He truly got a standing ovation before the Rolling Stones took the stage >> which I thought was interesting because most of that crowd were big into hard rock music. But he was so talented he even got everyone's respect that evening.
There's an argument to be made that Dick Clark and Ed Sullivan brought about the music revolution of the 60s and 70s.
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