requests, a look at the intriguing and unique personalities of John, Paul, George and Ringo...
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is, we were all a mixture. I have a harder side, John had a softer side. I wrote 'Helter Skelter' and that's harder than people
think I wrote. John wrote 'Good Night', which is so sentimental that people would not think John would do that, but he had
a beautiful sentimental side, too.
all infected by each other. We were not one-dimensional. People often minimize the influence of George and Ringo, inferring
that George just stood there with a pick waiting for a solo and Ringo did nothing but drum. That's just wrong, they had a
massive influence. We were a great democracy, The Beatles; that was one of the sources of our troubles, but also one of our
According to MOJO, it was “A Hard
Day’s Night” which probably most clearly defined John, Paul, George and Ringo to the press; the first real indication
of and introduction to the individual personalities of the band members. Or, to quote the Mojo Special Edition magazine “1000
Days of Beatlemania”:
"John: aggressive, extrovert sarky bastard;
George: deadpan, introvert sarky bastard; Ringo: insecure, lugubrious sarky bastard; Paul: bouncy, gung-ho sarky bastard."
"All the guys had their fans – Ringo had a big following because he's a nice guy, a great drummer, so he needed
a song on each album. Likewise, with George; a lot of girls were mad on him, so we always wanted to give him at least one
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