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OT – But Interesting for Beatles’ Music Fans
The Lennon & McCartney team were better than the sum of their parts. Asking which of the two was a better songwriter in the Beatles is like asking whether hydrogen or oxygen is the wetter part of water.
Although they each wrote songs separately after 1964 for the most part, they clearly each did much better work with the Beatles than they did after that. None of the 4 was a virtuoso on their instrument or had a sensational voice, but the sum of the parts was much better than what the 4 of them added up to separately. I guess John kept Paul from doing too many "Silly Love Songs" and Paul kept John from just hanging out and getting stoned all year. George and Ringo just complemented the main two guys excellently both musically and personality wise. They just got tired of each other after being constantly together for 8 straight years or so.