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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beatles vs. Stones: A Never Ending Rivalry

Inspired by a post by a blogger called The Token Brit, I have to agree with him that The Beatles are one of the better rock bands to come out of England.

Over the years, I've heard that The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Who are all rivals of each other, that each one has done something similar to the other. I personally like all 3 of these bands. IDK why they have to be "rivals".

So let me set the record straight on if they're "similar" or "different"

The Rolling Stones
-Lineup: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Ian Stewart
-New Lineup: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman(Pre-1993)
-Recent lineup: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood
-Lost a member? Bill Wyman left in 1993 shortly after the band's 1989-1990 Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour. Brian Jones died from drowning to death as a result of overdosing on drugs and alcohol and falling asleep in a pool. He died on July 3, 1969. Darryl Jones now plays bass, and Chuck Leavell now plays keyboard with them
-Formed in: London 1962
-Another one of the best known rock bands in the known world
-Trademark: energetic stage shows, R&B, jazz-style music, suggestive stage props(i.e. a giant inflatable penis on stage), their sometimes sexually explicit and vulgar song lyrics.
-Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989
-Mick Jagger met Keith Richards while waiting for the train to go to school at the London SChool of Economics and Keith was attending Sidcup Art College
-Their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, decided to make them nasty opposites to the family-approved Beatles.
-Their official logo came about in 1971, from artist John Pasche
-When the Stones played at the Super Bowl XL Halftime Show in 2006, they played the songs Start Me Up, Rough Justice and (I Can't Get No)Satisfaction. During the songs Rough Justice and Start Me Up, Mick Jagger's microphone was turned down during some of the more sexually explicit lyrics of the songs.
-Their biggest concert to date: In Feb. 2006, they played to 1.5 million people on Rio De Janiero's Copacabana Beach
-Mick Jagger is considered to be one of the most successful college drop-outs
The Beatles
-Lineup: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
-Lost a member? John Lennon was murdered on Dec. 8, 1980, George Harrison died of lung cancer on Nov. 29, 2001

-Original lineup: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best
-Trademark: Nice suits, bowl cut haircuts, family friendly demeanor
-One of the best known bands in popular music history
-Formed in: 1960
-Known as the best selling band in music history
-The only suriving members are Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
-On Feb. 9, 1964, they played on the Ed Sullivan Show, with probably half a million girls screaming bloody murder watching it. When they arrived and after they played on the Ed Sullivan Show, more British bands started coming to the Us, during a time coined the "British Invasion"
-John Lennon caused a controversy with his mouth during the 1960s; saying that rock music will be bigger than Jesus
-After the Beatles broke up in the 1970s, most of them went solo, such as Paul McCartney with his band Wings.


The Who
-Lineup: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend
-New Lineup: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend. Current touring members: Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, John "Rabbit" Bundrick
-Formed in: 1964
-Lost a member? Keith Moon died at 32 as a result of a drug overdose; John Entwistle died of a heart attack as a result of cocaine
Keith Moon

John Entwistle
-Trademark: destroying instruments, memorable, energy-filled performances, Roger Daltrey's sometimes rowdy stage shows
-Is said, along with the Beatles and The Stones, to complete the so-called "Holy Trinity of British Rock"
-In 1968, they worked with The Rolling Stones on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. They played such an electric show that Mick Jagger thanked them personally for playing, because the Stones were completely wiped out from touring so much
-They have changed lineups over the years. Their new drummer is Zak Starkey, the son of former Beatles drummer Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey
-The Who has been given the credit for creating the "rock opera". And they can also be credited for the use of the "Union Jack" for clothing; the only other instances of using the Union Jack for clothing is a cape Mick Jagger wore during the Stones 1981 North American tour had both the American and British flag on it, and Gerri Halliwell's Union Jack cocktail dress from her days as a Spice Girl

1 comment:

  1. Although I like both, I have heard more of the Beatles so I would have to go with the Beatles. Please don't hate. lol :)