Harrison and Ringo were the best pure musicians.
Harrison was clearly the best guitar player compared to John and Paul (bass). If you listen to some of the covers he did of 50s rockabilly songs as well as his work on the last couple of Beatles albums, it's extraordinary.
Ringo as a drummer, was in a class by himself. He never gets enough credit when mentioned among the greatest drummers of all time. Other drummers do acknowledge him but the press and fans don't have the technical knowledge to realize his greatness. He was left-handed but played right-handed. That helped him with skills like the "sizzle-symbol."
I'm still a huge McCartney fan and his real skills lies in writing and arranging. Until recently, I did not realize how limited Lennon was musically. I heard a George Martin interview after his death and he was speaking about Lennon being mostly an "idea man," who was not the most technically gifted artist.
Besides being a good lead guitar player, George Harrison was one of the best of the best at playing slide guitar. He was also a good songwriter as well. He never got the chance to add many of his songs to their albums, but Something in the Way She Moves, was one of their best I think, and he wrote it. Other great songs he wrote were, Here Comes the Sun, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, What is Life. Ringo was born to play drums. It's as naturals as breathing for him. McCartney and Lennon wrote some great songs. I can still remember that first Ed Sullivan Show they appeared on. It's hard to believe that much time has passed beneath the bridge.
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