Best Beatles Members

The Top Ten
1 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40. Lennon was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing and drawings,... read more

Even though John was a troubled man, I still admire him because his songwriting skill was great and he could be funny sometimes.

Across the Universe, Lucy in the Skies, Walrus, There's a Place, Hard Day's Night, All You Need is Love, Nowhere Man, And Your Bird Can Sing, Strawberry Fields, In My Life, Come Together, Because, This Boy, I'm Only Sleeping, Sexy Sadie, If I Fell, Baby You're a Rich Man, Ask Me Why, Tell Me Why, Help, You're Gonna Lose That Girl, Please, Please Me, Yes It Is, Power to the People, Give Peace A Chance. Imagine, A Day in the Life except for the silly bridge, No Reply, I'm A Loser, It's Only Love.

I have always been so enamored of this genius who was unflinchingly, brutally honest, so courageous and so gifted, compassionate and humane. Love, love, love John Lennon!

2 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music.One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic... read more

Overall, clearly Paul had the best career. But even in The Beatles, he was always the main contributor as a songwriter and arranger (except around AHDN and BFS where John was much more productive). McCartney is the "Mozart" of modern music, a true genius.

Sir Paul deserves #1. He wrote tons of Beatles hits such as Blackbird and Yesterday, and helped on other hits such as Norwegian Wood. He was the heart of the band and truly helped it succeed.

In my opinion, Paul's the best vocalist in the band. I like his songs better than others' too. Both his Beatles and post-Beatles stuff.

3 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

George Harrison was the best Beatle. He, in my opinion, was the only member who kept his roots and didn't let wealth and fame consume him like it has Paul and Ringo. George was unique, kind-hearted, and spirited. He was held back by Paul, whereas John encouraged George. George's talents were proven when he went solo, releasing many songs he didn't have the chance to release on Beatles albums. He held benefit concerts for Bangladesh, taught his son to play guitar while ill with cancer on his deathbed, and helped Tom Petty out after his home was targeted by arson. George was wild in a good sense. I was 13 when George passed away, and it broke my heart. I still am a major fan of his. His music is so calming, and his guitar playing sings. I love Marwa Blues and Pisces Fish, Faster, and Brainwashed. George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Per Gessle are amazing musicians. I think Per Gessle fits George Harrison's qualities, don't you lot?

4 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

All 4 are equal! So Ringo gets my vote. He's the best drummer ever and the best percussionist.

Best drummer ever! But seriously, all 4 Beatles are equal!

The best drummer ever.

5 Pete Best

He's Best, but not "the best". That's sad.

Pete is the best!

6 Stuart Sutcliffe Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was a Scottish-born painter and musician best known as the original bass guitarist for the Beatles.
7 Jimmy Nicol

He was the drummer after Ringo had tonsillitis. Ringo met them back in Australia.

8 Chas Newby

Played for four shows in 1960 as a bassist before he returned to school.