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.
Right. From the time Eppie died, from 1967 on, Paul McCartney was the leader of The Beatles. It has been said that John resented that because up until '67, HE was the main "leader" of the band.