Sound Opinions' DeRogatis and Kot go head to head on The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones
Nearly 50 years since they first hit the world stage, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones continue to bring people together, and tear them apart. It’s easy to paint the two bands with broad brushes. The Beatles: melodic, clean cut, pot smokers – mainly. The Stones: bluesy, rough and tumble, heroin users. But that’s the surface.
Dig deeper and you’ll hit endless debates about who was better, and why. Many of those arguments are fleshed out in the new book: The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock ‘n Roll Rivalry.
The book is an extended conversation between Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions. They join us for a battle royale.