Thanks a lot for the clips Eseles.
I wish for a happy musical year
And a lot of talents being born and making beautiful music
Something I didn't know about George Michael was that he gave a fair amount of money away in spontaneous, anonymous gestures.
Good for him!
As to the OP question, is there really a question?
I love the Stones and lots of others, but the Beatles were IT. Everyone else was an also-ran. The Beatles just turned the world upside-down without seeming to break a sweat and everyone else struggled to keep up.
well, the stones did the same thing. stating they were "also ran" is beneath you, or, anyone else. they made music that was and is still loved.
they also turned the world upside down, as you wrote.
i'm a beatles fan, and i've read books about their journey. but, there were so many great musicians at that time. stating that others were "also-rans" is a disservice to them.
so, you fail, sir.
this reminds me of conversations about who was the best baseball player? football player?
some things are objective. if one thinks guns and roses is the best band ever, there may not be a way to tell him or her they aren't. but, that's the point. they think it, as you think the beatles are the end all.
good luck with your one track mindset.
my papa was a rolling stone
Thanks for the new posts.
--- Well of course The Beatles were great and they led off the " British Invasion " ( with some important help from Ed Sullivan ) but what about the period prior to 1964 ? Elvis was the King. Buddy Holly was no slouch and if I recall correctly his name for his group ( The Crickets ) was the inspiration for the name " The Beatles " ( with a little bit of a play on words lol ). Let us not forget " The Big O ", Roy Orbison. We should also remember the Blues Singers who started things off as well as the artists who stood on their shoulders like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers and many many others.
" The Day The Music Died " was on Feb 3rd, 1959 when a famous plane crash occurred killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Today Tommy Allsup passed away at age 85. Allsup would have been on that plane however he lost a coin-toss to Valens. The loss of that coin-toss gave Allsup another 57 years on this planet ( odd the way things can go sometimes ).
is that really true, baddy? a coin flip?
Thanks for the post AlCzervik. Yes I've heard that story from a couple of sources over the years. Btw Waylon Jennings was also supposed to be on that plane but The Big Bopper took his place, I'm not sure anymore how that came to occur.
well, history really does repeat itself. i don't remember any coin flip in 1990, but stevie ray vaughn died in a helicopter crash after a show with robert cray and eric clapton. the details of who had which seat on the helicopter seem to be a mystery.
i remember that vividly, because i couldn't get a ticket to the show.
The Beatles is like making love, The Rolling Stones is like having sex
Thanks for the posts.