The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger spoke in the recent interview with Zane Lowe and responded to Paul McCartney’s bold claim that The Beatles are bigger than the Stones.
As you might remember, Paul stated that The Beatles were a better band than The Rolling Stones and wanted to prove this argument by saying that they have more vocalist than the Stones.
Also, he revealed the conversation between him and Keith Richards in which Keith was telling Paul that they were so lucky to have four singers in the band. Additionally, Paul praised The Rolling Stones and stated that they are a great band in the talk.
After this conversation, Mick Jagger couldn’t hold himself and revealed why The Rolling Stones are so much better than The Beatles by mentioning the huge differences between these two bands.
Mick stated that The Beatles broke up before the touring business started and couldn’t perform in a live event as the Stones did. Mick touch upon the fact that The Rolling Stones played in front of the millions in the stadiums and showed their talents live with the real sounds, and that’s why they are the better ones.
Mick Jagger responded to the claim of Paul McCartney:
“There’s obviously no competition.”
Zane Lowe asked:
“What do you mean there’s no competition? You obviously have to qualify there!”
Mick Jagger replied:
“The big difference, though, is – and sort of slightly seriously – is that The Rolling Stones is, you know, a big concert band in other decades and other areas when The Beatles never even did an arena tour, you know, Madison Square Garden, with a decent sound system.
They broke up before that business started, you know, the touring business, for real. It didn’t start until the end of the ’60s, and the first tour like that, for us, was 1969.”
“So that was: real sound, your own sound systems, your own stage, your own stage surface, you know what I mean? Touring that around America, going to hockey and basketball arenas, looking all the same, all same size.
So that business started in 1969 and The Beatles never experienced that. Yeah, they did a great gig, and I was there, at Shea Stadium. They did that stadium gig, but when The Stones went on, we started doing stadium gigs in the ’70s and we’re still doing them now.”
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