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Who came out on top in the Beatles vs. Stones Battle of the Bands?

Beatles Vs Stones Battle Of The BandsFor the past seven weeks, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World" and The Fab Four have gone head to head in Goldmine's first Battle of The Bands online poll. Who came out on top?
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For the past seven weeks, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World" and The Fab Four have gone head to head in Goldmine's first Battle of The Bands online poll.

Beatles Vs Stones Battle Of The Bands

The winner is .... drumroll, please, Ringo and Charlie ... The Beatles! The Fab Four won the battles four of the seven weeks. When we tallied up all the votes from all seven weeks, the Fab Four also came out on top, though not by as much as you'd think (54 percent vs The Stones' 46 percent). Add in the semi-insulting question asking which band is more overhyped — voters gave that dubious honor to The Stones — and it's a clear victory in Goldmine voters' hearts for The Fab Four.

Got suggestions for future battles of bands (or even battles of albums)? Have a question you'd like to nominate for our online poll? Leave a comment (below) or send an e-mail to goldminemag@fwmedia.com! (And remember to keep voting in our online polls.)

Here's how you voted (with the battle winner marked in red):

Better Live act:
Beatles: 36%
Stones: 64%

Better in the studio:
Beatles: 86%
Stones: 14%

Better lead guitarist:
Beatles (George Harrison): 57%
Stones (Keith Richards): 43%

Hookier guitar riffs and lyrics:
Beatles: 70%
Stones: 30%

Better, more iconic logo:
Beatles (text logo): 39%
Stones (lips and tongue): 61%

More overhyped:
Beatles: 71%
Stones: 29%

Better all-around drummer:
Beatles (Ringo Starr): 58%
Stones (Charlie Watts): 42%

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