McCartney: Rolling Stones Envied Us

All the Beatles could sing, he points out, but Stones relied on Jagger
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2011 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Who’s on top in the epic Rolling Stones-Beatles rivalry? According to possibly-biased Paul McCartney, even the Stones agreed that the Beatles were better in at least one way. “I talked to Keith Richards recently … well, a couple of years ago, and his take on it was: ‘Man, you were lucky, you guys, you had four lead singers,’ whereas the Rolling Stones only had one,” McCartney tells Radio Times in an interview obtained by the Telegraph.

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“The four of us were unusual,” he continues. “We were an entity. Mick [Jagger] used to call us the Four-headed Monster." And unlike the Stones, which relied on Jagger for vocals, every single Beatle could sing. Er, almost every single Beatle: McCartney’s exact quote is, “I could sing, John could sing, George could sing, and Ringo did numbers that he could sing. So it wasn’t just the front man and the back-up band.” (And in other Beatles news...)

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