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Who was the coolest Beatle?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brad, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. James Gatz

    James Gatz Well-Known Member

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    Having met, on different occasions, both Paul and Ringo, I can say that Ringo is a genuinely nice guy, a gentleman and truly interested in connecting with people. Paul is like any flirt you have met. The world revolves around him. So, of the two, I think it is very cool that Ringo became the most sober, grounded guy after the Beatles broke up.

    This is why it's way too hard to answer this question. Probably easier to break it down by decade and then pencil in the coolest for each one.
     
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    Eric Clapton while he was playing the solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps...
     
  3. Tourangh

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    John Lennon. Really surprised that everyone is hating on the guy
     
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    George,was hands down the coolest.

    Ringo hasn't done anything noteworthy since the beatles broke up.

    John was a Genius.

    Paul seems synthetic to me.
     
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    John Lennon. What impressed me most was that he stuck by Yoko through all the bullshit people gave him over her. Whether or not she's ugly, a bad person, or whatever, it doesn't matter. He loved her and that's all that mattered to him.

    Sticking with one's true love rather than trading her in for a trophy wife, even after dealing with all the insults from the media gives him unlimited cool points and I'd have to say he is the coolest celebrity ever, not just Beatle or musician.
     
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    John Lennon. What impressed me most was that he stuck by Yoko through all the bullshit people gave him over her. Whether or not she's ugly, a bad person, or whatever, it doesn't matter. He loved her and that's all that mattered to him.

    Sticking with one's true love rather than trading her in for a trophy wife, even after dealing with all the insults from the media gives him unlimited cool points and I'd have to say he is the coolest celebrity ever, not just Beatle or musician.


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    George, definitely. He had the coolest friends too: Clapton, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, etc.

    Ringo is my other choice and for those hating on him - for many, many years (and possibly still) Ringo had the most successful solo career (Wings and Plastic Ono band are groups) after the beatles.

    Also, Barbara Bach:

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    Ringo. He seemed to have a healthy dose of self-sarcasm.

    And extra cool points for the Peter Sellers connection.
     
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    My favorite was always John. Ringo did have a good sense of humor and a playful attitude. George was usually thought of as the quiet one, yet I read an article about him that said he may have been the biggest womanizer of the bunch (remember the affairs re: Clapton and George's wife?).

    As for solo careers, none had John's level of quality.
     
  12. Paul Hallatt

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    John of course. Silly question. George Harrison seemed like a nice guy but he has none of John's cool quirks. Everything about Lennon was cool from the way he tilted his head back and squinted at the audience with his legs spread to the way he chose the woman he wanted (irrespective of the hate for her). Lennon = COOL and it has nothing to do with the fact he was shot.
     
  13. Harold falcon

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    Paul was much cooler. John was a nutcase.
     
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    Yeah it was real cool how fake and insecure John was, how he admittedly beat up his women, how he was afraid of Paul's talent. The coolest thing about John is how hard he tried to be cool.

    John was a talented songwriter, especially in tandem with Paul, but a hypocrite and a disgusting person.

    Stuart Sutcliffe was the coolest Beatle. Know why? Because he didn't need to be a Beatle.
     
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