Singer, Mick Jagger has hit out at music legend, Paul McCartney after he recently claimed that legendary music group ‘The Beatles’ were bigger and better than ‘The Rolling Stones’. and that the Rolling Stones copied almost everything the beatles did while their music rivalry lasted in the 60s and 70s.
The Beatles were made up of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1960 but they split in 1970 after making countless hit albums. While the Rolling Stones is made up of Keith Richards, Mick jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts and they still perform as a band till this day.
In a recent interview with DJ Howard Stern on his radio show, Paul McCartney said: ‘I love the Stones but The Beatles were better.
‘Their stuff is rooted in the blues. Whereas we had a lot more influences.
‘Keith (Richards) once said to me, “You were lucky man. You had four singers in your band. We got one”.’
McCartney, 77, also suggested the Rolling Stones began to copy the Beatles: ‘We started to notice that whatever we did the Stones sort of did it shortly thereafter.
‘We went to America and had huge success, then the Stones went to America.’
‘We did Sergeant Pepper and the Stones did a psychedelic album. There was a lot of that,’ he added.
Now Mick Jagger (pictured above performing with his band at age 76) has responded to McCartney’s claims saying there was ‘obviously no competition’ between the two groups.
While speaking at Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show on Friday, Mick, 76, claimed: ‘He [Paul] is a sweetheart. I’m a politician.
‘The big difference, though, is that The Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when The Beatles never even did an arena tour.
‘They broke up before the touring business started for real…They [The Beatles] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones went on.’
‘We started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.
‘That’s the real big difference between these two bands. One band is unbelievably luckily still playing in stadiums and then the other band doesn’t exist.’