Paul McCartney Answers The Question: The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones
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In a continuation of The Howard Stern Show’s online streaming series with the great Paul McCartney joining in via call – Stern asked the former Beatle a million-dollar question.
Stern was straightforward about it, asking away with: “I’m not asking you to be pompous about this…The Beatles are better than the Rolling Stones. Am I correct?” McCartney, slightly taken aback with the humorous question, stifled a laugh and responded, “Well, you know you’re gonna persuade me to agree on that one…I’ve always said it. But the thing is, the Stones are a fantastic group. I gotta see them every time they come out cause they’re just a great, great band. And Mick can really tie the singing and the moves and everything…keys. And Ronnie, and Charlie…I mean, they’re great! I love them.”
“They’re just rooted in the blues, and so, when they’re writing stuff, it’s [something] to do with the blues,” McCartney continued. “Keith once said to me, ‘You lucky man. You have four singers in your band, we got one.’ So you know, there’s a lot of differences, but I love the stones. But I’m with you, the Beatles were better,” he noted, eliciting laughter from Robin Quiver.
Listen to the rest of the conversation by clicking on the video below.