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    I have to agree with the majority of posters here and go with The Beatles; and echo the sentiment that it isn't even close. Musically, The Beatles were far, far superior to the Stones. Their music was so universally acknowledged that it touched the whole world. My friend's parents once told me about how they would, as children in their home country of Egypt, gather the neighborhood into the one home with a radio just to collectively listen to The Beatles being broadcast. I discovered this when my friend and I walked into his house to find his mother, who only listens to Egyptian music, singing along to Yesterday. My friend, as surprised as I, asked where she learned that song...

    To be honest, I've never understood the popularity of the Stones. They're a decent band, but quite unoriginal in my estimation. They pretty much just play straight-ahead blues rock. I don't see any real innovation there at all. Their musicianship is passable, but also nothing particularly special(I've honestly seen more talented musicians playing jazz at the local coffee house). The songwriting is a bit bland and complexity is not to be found.

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    i see these questions all the time...my opinion tends to differ from time to time...ill go for the beatles this time...revolutionary.

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    Beatles by far.

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    Personally i like the Beatles better. I also found them more diverse than the Rolling Stones and found the lyrics to be better as well. I think John Lennon was a genius with some of his music. Imagine , in my opinion is the best Beatles song they ever released. How profound and meaningful. It is honestly a song that touches and moves people. I just never got the same feelings from the Rolling Stones.
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    Stones should retire

    If the Stones would have retired 10 years ago, I might have picked them. Having said that, I think the Beatles music is diverse and very significant in history. The Stones are good, but the Beatles are better.

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    hi every body i'm a italian girl and I must pass the trinity exam next week, do you know it?
    I've chosen like principal topic "beatles vs rolling stones", but my english isn't so good.....so can you help me to do a paragraph abaut the competition they have in 60s????......please..... I love you.....

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    the beatles vs The rolling stones

    Hello oid I do not know if it is the same exam but I took my 1st Trinity Exam at the age of 10 at Trinity College of Music London on the 17th June 1952 at 11:37 in the morning and I still remember it, I actually passed with Merit that was a score of 83% although I am sure the whole thing has changed now. I hope you do well and do not give up just remember Practice makes Perfect. As far as your English goes it is much better that my Italian Cheers Sparky
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    I like – and listen to – both, although I have only really got into the Stones in the last few years.

    As has already been said, it's difficult to compare since they're so different. But if you actually want rock 'n' roll, then it has to be the Stones. There's something far more rebellious about the music – ironic really, that, in 1960s England, a middle-class band could be viewed as so much more subversive than a working-class one.

    In my opinion, of course.

    Sympathy for the Devil and Paint it Black are two of my all-time favourite tracks.

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    In the 60-70-80 I prefer Beatles, now I more in the mood for the Stones.
    I owe the Beatles a lot, when they started their hits I begin to get tired of 2-3 minutes music – and skipped pop music for many years to learn to listen to classical music.
    So I missed the golden age of pop 60-70, but I have never regret my choice.
    Now I can listen to pop again and I like both bands. I think it is important to learn that because one like this sort of music and musicians, it don’t mean that one need dislike the other(s).

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    Hands down, The Beatles. Rolling Stones' songs are boring and uninviting. I wonder why a lot of people and critics are recognizing the group as the greatest rock band ever. Beatles are gods!


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    On mine Beatles always was popular and for today they also are favourite group for many people. They in due time have made enough much and it is simply impossible to forget them. Floor McCartney and John Lennon were and remain one of the most unique rock-vocalists and original rock-composers.

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    On mine it is simply impossible to forget all those songs which they have created:
    "A Day In The Life"
    "Good Morning Good Morning"
    "Everybody S Trying To Be My Ba"
    And certainly a lot of others

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    Both are great bands, but I tend to see the Stones as almost a fluke. There popularity may of been a matter of timing. While it is not uncommon for a 60's/70's British rock band's lead vocalist to sound somewhat black, given many of the old blues covers they've often done, I think Jagger tried to take it a step beyond. As a result, a very odd and awkward sound had come forth. And the irony is, it worked.

    I'd have to give the slight edge to The Beatles. I've always liked their very 'English' sound, and I just can't relate to a lot of the 'New York City' references in many of the Stones' songs.

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    IMHO, the Beatles have always had an edge over the Stones ... although both groups are great in their own right, but my preference leans heavily towards the Beatles.
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    Group "The Beatles", it is possible to listen to their songs all the day, I hope you will agree with me that it is one of the finest groups!!!!
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