The Rolling Stones are amazing, but the Beatles collection of music is just so varied and different. The Stones, not so much, they're pretty much a straight forward blues/rock band. And according to my ITunes, I only own 57 Stones songs. The Beatles.... 135
Apples and oranges. I will say I like them both equally for different reasons and what they bring. If I'm listening to the Beatles, I think this is great. Same when i Hear the Stones. Every time I hear Loving Cup I know that is as good as a song can get to me. Have to listen to it twice usually. They both have songs that work that way for me
Stones are great, Beatles are better. Beatles were obviously a lot more diverse, but honestly when they wanted to play rock/blues, I think they could easily hold their own against the Stones. IMHO. THe Beatles spent so many years in the studio, isolated from each other, but if you listen to the old stuff, they were an extremely tight band, and Let It Be confirmed that they still were, except for wanting to kill each other.
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I wonder if the Beatles didn't break up/die if they would have done the douchey 80s thing too. Paul did the songs with Michael Jackson. I think John would have gotten really eccentric and Yoko would have turned him into a huge twat. Or he would have kicked her to the curb and grew his balls back. We'll never know.
The Beatles grew from a simple band to complex songs, thoughts and rhythms. I have to go with them over the Stones. When I am in a party mood, I do love to bring out the Stones, though. It's a hard choice.