Beatles vs. Stones: Which is the better band? | The Tylt
The Beatles-Rolling Stones debate has raged for nearly 50 years! Both bands consisted of countercultural working-class Brits who revamped (or ripped off) American rhythm & blues in the 1960s and then brought the British Invasion to the U.S. The bands had so many similarities, yet the differences between them were also stark. The Beatles are often hailed as the true pop music innovators, whereas the Stones are seen as the embodiment of raw rock. But who's better? VOTE NOW!
Beatles vs. Stones: Which is the better band?
Beatles fans argue the Stones were at heart really a blues cover band. The Beatles, on the other hand, changed the direction of pop music.
And let's be honest: The Beatles penned the Stones' first top 20 hit "I Wanna Be Your Man."
And the Beatles' hippie, psychedelic, peace-and-love/antiwar stance makes them GOAT for many as well.
For others, the Beatles and their flower child tendencies never really delivered the rock, and the Rolling Stones will always be the ultimate in-your-face, "sex drugs and rock 'n roll" outfit ever.
The Stones also had a much longer career than the Beatles... and they still tour.