Did Paul McCartney just launch street fight words against Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones?
The former Beatle, 79, opened up the long-standing debate on which British acts were greatest in a new interview in the New Yorker.
Discussing the development and evolution of The Beatles with editor-in-chief David Remnick, McCartney suggested that he and his band mates were working with a broader musical palette. “I’m not sure I should say it, but it’s a blues cover band, it’s kind of what the Stones are,” McCartney told Remnick. “I think our net was a bit wider than theirs.”
While most would agree that The Beatles were the most successful rock band of all time, the Rolling Stones dubbed themselves “the greatest rock & roll band in the world” in the late 1960s, just before disbandment. of the Beatles.
The Stones initially covered songs by other authors, including It’s all over now, written by Bobby Womack (and his sister-in-law Shirley Womack) and even I want to be your man, written by John Lennon and McCartney.
But in 1965, with songs such as The last time and (I can’t get no) Satisfaction, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote most of the Stones material.
This friendly back and forth between the Beatles and the Stones has been going on for decades. In a 1970 interview with Rolling stone, said Lennon, “they’re not in the same class, in terms of music or power, never have been.”
Jagger and McCartney also faced each other a year ago, after McCartney told Howard Stern, “There are a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”
In response, Jagger said, “It’s so funny,” he said. “He’s a lover. There is obviously no competition.”
However, he went on to say on Zane Lowe’s show on Apple Music that there was a difference between the groups. âThe Rolling Stones are a great gig band in other decades and other areas when the Beatles never even toured the arenas, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,â he said. he declared.
“That’s the real big difference between these two groups. One group is incredibly fortunately still playing in the stadiums, and then the other group doesn’t exist.”
Sir Paul’s latest slam beats McCartney’s The lyrics: from 1956 to the present day, a book scheduled for release on November 2, which brings together the lyrics of 154 of his songs, including Eleanor Rigby and Group on the run and the release of The Beatles: Come Back, the documentary series directed by Peter Jackson, coming to Disney + in three parts on November 25, 26 and 27.
The Rolling Stones have not commented on McCartney’s recent statements, and Jagger and Richards’ Twitter feeds have not responded.
In an upcoming interview on a BBC Radio 4 episode This cultural life due to air on October 23, McCartney said it was John Lennon who wanted to disband The Beatles, The Associated Press reported. “I was not the cause of the split,” he said. “He was our Johnny.”
McCartney also had a few words for Lennon in the vast New Yorker maintenance. The subject was raised about the timing of the breakup and Lennon’s accusations regarding the So be it the cameras are orchestrated to showcase McCartney and that the other Beatles “are fed up with being Paul’s mates.”
Remnick wrote that McCartney laughed at this and said. “John has talked a lot about the bull —-.”
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