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Favorite Beatle: John Lennon or Paul McCartney?

Paul McCartney is now 76 years old, and while he built his own solo legacy,  we're revisiting what some call "the impossible Beatle debate." The John Lennon versus McCartney debate has raged on for decades. Lennon's loyalists say he was a true original, and an innovator who changed the form of pop music. McCartney's fans say he was both a pop genius and a far more accomplished musician than Lennon. Plus, McCartney's post-Beatles career is also iconic in its own right. Which Beatle is the greatest? 🎤🎸 🍏

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It's a debate that has raged on for decades, and will probably never end. 

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McCartney has plenty of defenders. Many of his fans cite his ability to play more than 20 instruments, his genius in the recording studio and his hit-studded, post-Beatles career.

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But Lennon is considered the true innovator. McCartney wrote great pop songs, but Lennon altered the very format and structure of pop music. For many, his activism and social justice advocacy also give him the edge.

John’s melodies are complex, including more notes than the standard four chord progression that comprises the majority of pop music. But the songs of John’s solo career, such as “Give Peace a Chance,” and “Imagine,” are generational anthems, supporting and contributing to everything that was the 1960s and early 1970s.
So while Paul wrote the pop anthems, establishing the very pop music formula still used today, John helped propel social justice, composing the soundtrack of a great public movement. 
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McCartney's gift for creating a pop hook was unparalleled. Yoko Ono claimed it even intimidated Lennon:

"John was very human. In the middle of the night he would say, 'They always cover Paul's songs, they never cover mine'."
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Lennonites say McCartney may have written the songs that made the young girls cry, but Lennon changed the world.

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Favorite Beatle: John Lennon or Paul McCartney?
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A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPaulMcCartney