I think McCartney and Ram can be considered "classic" if POB can. And BOTR was stronger than Imagine. No doubt on both of these points. Disagree with you on this one--BIG TIME. Pre-75, Paul shredded John. Wingspan has just so many better songs than Shaved Fish or any other compilation you wanna throw out there, gastro. Yes..they both had lows (NYC, Mind Games, WIld Life) during this period, but the songs tell the story. Macca over JLen by a long shot, when comparing 70-75. If you wanna compare 62-66, John wins hands down. 66-69, Paul again. Yes--it is fruitless to compare, but Lennon did suffer from lack of melody after the breakup.