1 They have the coolest member of both bands
Brian Jones or Ringo? There’s no contest there.
2 The Stones had an edgy dark side.
The Beatles would never have released an album called Their Satanic Majesties would they? The Beatles dabbled with the counter culture in the 60s. The Stones were the counter culture
3 The Beatles gave up at the end of the 60s.
Lightweights. The Stones made some of their best albums in the 70s and beyond.
4 The Beatles gave up touring. The Stones are the greatest live act the world have ever known
So a few screaming girls stopped The Beatles from touring. Have you seen the violence at the early Stones gigs? Yet they went on to become the best live band ever.
5 The Stones were much better musicians.
Keith is the Human Riff, Charlie Watts is an amazing drummer, Brian Jones could play anything with strings. The Beatles were great songwriters, but only average musicians.
6 The bands that followed The Stones were cool.
In the wake of The Stones we got the dirty punk R&B of The Pretty Things. The Beatles gifted us Gerry and The Pacemakers and Cilla Black!
7 Gimme Shelter has the best intro to a pop song ever.
Though Paint It Black runs it close
8 The Beatles’ solo stuff is mostly pretty poor.
Ok I’ll give you Imagine and Ram, but there’s also Double Fantasy and this gem. The Stones (oh, apart from Bill) never bothered too much with indulgent solo stuff.
9 Who would you rather go and see today. The Stones or Macca?
Well if the Olympics is anything to go by the Scouse fella can’t really sing any more.
10 Without The Stones there would be no Brian Jonestown Massacre, the best psych band of the last two decades.
And the world would be a much poorer place