The good-natured rivalry between The Rolling Stones and The Beatles has gone down in history and why wouldn’t it; they were two British bands of similar ages that launched in the same era. The Beatles vs. The Stones is a notorious debate and we want to hear your voices.
I’m a Stones girl through and through, I fell in love with the moves of Mick Jagger and his crazy singing from a young age, I like the nit and grit of their sound and Beggars Banquet is one of my all time favorite albums. The Beatles on the other hand… with their mop tops and matching suits and cheeky humor didn’t quite win me over.
“The Beatles were thugs who were put across as nice blokes,” someone remarked, “and the Rolling Stones were gentlemen who were made into thugs by Andrew.”
The Believer Magazine ~ June/July 2007
What I loved most about this rivalry was their contrasting style; there was always something to be said about the bands’ aesthetics. Tom Wolfe once said “The Beatles want to hold your hand, but the Stones want to burn down your town.” This back and forth banter made things fun and exciting and fueled everyone to pick a side. You were either Stones or The Beatles and it defined popular culture in the 60’s. To this day the question is still brought up in conversation and today we want to know your thoughts. Who do you chose and why?