“I’d like to just list what we (The Beatles) did and what the Stones did two months after on every fucking album and every fucking thing we did. Mick (Jagger) does exactly the same, he imitates us” - John Lennon
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, 11 December 1968.
Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker, Tony Iommi), The Who (John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, Pete Towsnhend), Taj Mahal, Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, Chuck Blackwell, Marianne Faithfull, The Dirty Mac (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell), Yoko Ono, Ivry Gitlis, The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts), Nicky Hopkins, Rocky Dijon
I don’t think it’s about who’s ‘better’. I think that the Rolling Stones were a better rock and roll band and the Beatles were just a better ‘band’. Like, obviously there are two different types of music going on because the Stones were sort of like interested in rock and roll and R&B and blues music and the Beatles were functioning more as this band that was being magical and interesting and beautiful. So I think it’s like two different colors in the same spectrum of a rainbow. Like, you can’t say orange is better than red, but dammit, they’re both beautiful.