The truth is though that they really were so much more than just the sum of their four working class parts - I've just been enjoying the performance of the Fab Faux performing the Abbey Road medley - it reminds me of what an amazing thing the group put together as their swansong and how awe inspiring it was to hear for the first time over 40 years ago.
|Be-Four they found Blake and Hamilton|
Not only were they creative in their own rights (or their own write) but they were careful who they associated with, (Sir) Peter Blake and Richard Hamilton (who taught a young Bryan Ferry Art) are just 2 examples of pairs of artistic shoulders they rubbed.
And if you're having a go at Ringo listen to his drumming through the Beatles catalogue - he produced really tasteful 'fills' and his one solo on a Beatles Disc is great (and not as self indulgent as so many drummers) - I think his contribution may well be valued more and last longer than some stand-up comics (amusing though they may be) -he might not have invented the phrased peace and love but he's a true one-off.
The other thing that will be getting down non-fans is the disclosure that the 'Boys' invented Pop Videos -(this announced to publicise the release of their re-mastered promo's) -when another group comes along and surpasses them with a similar ingenuity humour and musicality please do let me know.