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Sir Paul McCartney reignites “Beatles were better than Stones” debate

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Sir Paul McCartney has reignited a “who’s best?” debate between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

It’s sixty years since the groups started to make their mark on the music scene.

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And the “who’s best?” question has never gone away.

When asked this week who was the best Sir Paul described the Stone as a “blues cover band”.

He added: “The Beatles net was cast a bit wider.

“I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are.”

Sir Paul, 79, has asserted before The Beatles were better than The Stones.

Last year he said:

“When they are writing stuff, it has to do with the blues.

“The Beatles had a little more influences.”

“The Rolling Stones are rooted in the blues.

“There’s a lot of differences, and I love the Stones, but I’m with you. The Beatles were better.”

Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger, 78, responded with:

“There’s obviously no competition between the two bands.

“One is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums, and then the other doesn’t exist.”

 

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