quote:Originally posted by stevew628
quote:Originally posted by optic
Paul never led or controlled the Beatles or the music. That's a myth.Disagree---He was the driving force, from Pepper forward. To simplify--He kept things going. John was losing interest. Paul was much more prolific in his songwriting and quality of song and took a bigger hand in the MUSICAL leadership. You can see the obvious development of their own personal styles by now, and Paul just had more songs and better songs. Pepper and MMT: his idea. Get Back--his idea. The awesome 2nd side of Abbey Road--his idea. If that's not leading musically, I don't know what is. To think or say anything BUT that is a myth.
I agree with Steve. John himself said he got very lax and let Paul be the driving force so to speak and then childishly resented it later on. Paul did tend to be overpowering at times, it is just his nature as a perfectionist. It did get to be a bit much for the others at times, but they knew him and his personality. John had found a farout Mommy and therefore lost interest in The Beatles.
And John always liked anybody else to take care of him. From Mimi to Eppie to Yoko, so he didn't have to take on the responsibility. That was what happened with Cyn- she thought John with his aggressive personailty was a real man. That was the lie.