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Pigeonholing The Beatles: Was Paul the Music Guy, and John the Lyrics Guy?

Actually, they both could do it all.

An image of a rack at a record store with a 45 RPM from The Beatles.
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

People like to classify the Beatles. John was the smart one, Paul the cute one, George the quiet one, and Ringo the funny one.

Musically, they’ve been pigeonholed too — especially Lennon and McCartney.




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Mark Ali

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I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at:

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