Favourite Beatle?

Discussion in 'Music' started by SgtPepper, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. JanaXGIRL

    JanaXGIRL Senior Member

  2. Skelter

    Skelter Helter

    George, the quiet beatle.
  3. Ellied

    Ellied Senior Member

  4. Zanman

    Zanman Member

    I won't try to defend Klein - he made a ton of money off the Beatles. He also made a ton of money FOR them. He negotiated a contract that paid them 39 cents per album compared to the 6 cents they had been getting (unbelievable isn't it). He also cleaned up Apple - The Beatles were terrible businessmen and employed literally hundreds of spongers and hustlers. There were even reports of one guy buying a house and charging it to Apple.

    I believe Apple's finances were eventually sorted out but it took about 10 years, and the Beatles lost untold millions in the process. But it wasn't all Klein's fault.
  5. shock74

    shock74 Guest

    George Harrison
  6. SgtPepper

    SgtPepper Member

    George 1st then joint 2nd Ringo and Paul then John. Look man from what I have read Klien was one Bastard. He didn't help them at a time when relations were strained and fragile. I love John's music but for reasons earlier I dont like his superficial personality
  7. Zanman

    Zanman Member

    No doubt Klein was a bastard ... probably the reason Lennon wanted him in because he could see Apple was being taken over by hustlers and the other Beatles wern't going to be any help getting rid of them. I remember reading one report that Apple was losing a million Pounds a month.
    Klein actually managed the Stones for a while prior to the Beatles until they kicked him out and sued him - I don;t know what the outcome of that suit was. There is a story that Mick Jagger ran over to Apple to see Lennon and convince him not to sign with Klein, but it was too late, they alrerady had.

    For the first several years, up until about 1967 the Beatles actually made hardly any money from their music. At the same time only John was talking to Brian Epstein, and after his death Lennon said, "Everyone around us became millionaires, but we didn't. Brian F***ed us all".
  8. Well, I like them all, but within that like there is George, far and away at the top..then John then Ringo and lastly, Paul, posing at the bottom.
  9. yamamamo

    yamamamo Member

    George, he seemed like such a beautiful person. I also really like John and Ringo, and Paul to some extent. I like Ringo because he is so down to earth. In preperation for Sgt Pepper each Beatle was choosing which people would be on the cover. John, Paul and George wrote long lists of their heroes etc and Ringo just said something like "whatever they want is fine". He seemed the funniest Beatles from the interviews I've read.
  10. shinta

    shinta Member

    John ,Ringo,George and than Paul
  11. Zanman

    Zanman Member

    Ringo seems like the one that really didn't fit that well with the other three. Ringo was never a trendsetter like the others were, and a lot of people loved him precisely for that. He never seemed comfortable with the Marahishi era and was the first to return home because he "couldn't find a bacon and eggs breakfast anywhere in India".
    They recorded two versions of their first single Love Me Do, one with both Pete Best on drums and other with Ringo, and Ringo later said that if his version had not been chosen he would have been out.
    I think Ringo was a really good drummer, but he was never given the credit for his ability to do a driving beat, and people ridiculed him for using a metronome.
    But Ringo was the least musical, never wrote a song, and was just along for the ride ... hey man I wish it had been me but I only play the spoons and they didn't have an opening for a spoons player at the time.
  12. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I love John.... his music has done more for my life than anything else on this Planet. He wins because his solo stuff is the best out of all four.

    But George was one great guitarist... and Paul wrote some of the best love songs without even trying... and Ringo was the drummer, and drummers are cool :H

    I love them all, but John by far over the rest.
  13. Burbot

    Burbot Dig my burdei

    george for me hands down...i love the things he did as a beatle and solo...i can really identify with him [a bit og th religious thing]...and it alway seemed for him to have a hard time to get his things on slbums... i know ringo did too, but lets face it, he wasn't the greatest, although octopuss's garden is great]...my vote for george, with john and ringo as a close tie for second...
  14. Hippievixen

    Hippievixen Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    john - who else?? :)
  15. I cant choose because they were just too good as a unit. You have to give some love to Sir George Martin because without him nothing from Sgt. Pepper on would have sounded nearly as good.
  16. SgtPepper

    SgtPepper Member

    (George's) family issued a statement saying: "He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said, 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another.' He died with one thought in mind -- love one another," friend Gavin De Becker told The Associated Press, adding that Harrison's wife, Olivia Harrison, and son Dhani, 24, were with him when he died.

    That just sums up George. Loving, and deeply aware of his spiritual side. I wish I was that aware of it and sure of it. And he DID write some damn good music too :)
  17. ElChivato

    ElChivato SeNioR MeMBeR

    George is my favourite, no question. But Lennon was really awesome as well.
  18. rainbowkid

    rainbowkid Member

    If I had to decide it would be Ringo not just because I'm a drummer because.....erm.....I dont know.
    I have a pair of his signature Pro Mark sticks........
  19. yamamamo

    yamamamo Member

    I forgot to mention Paul, probably my least my favourite but by no means do I dislike him. I saw him at Glastonbury 2004, which I thought was a really good performance. He seems kind of arrogant i.e trying to change the Beatles writing credits to McCartney/Lennon, wanting all other Glastonbury stages closed during his performance. He was on Who wants to be a millionaire? a couple of weeks ago and he SEEMED like a nice, down to earth guy, I can't really judge from 20mins of TV footage. Regardless of his personality, he wrote some excellent songs and is one the best musicians alive today. His stuff with Wings isn't great, but they made a few good songs.
  20. Sedge

    Sedge Member

    george but i play guitar

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