Help Me Please

Help Me Please

  • Submitted By: Haley
  • Date Submitted: 12/03/2008 4:21 PM
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Did you know John Lennon and Paul McCartney grew up together and could play guitar by the time they were 10 years old? The two most popular Beatles have other similarities, too. However, they also have differences that influenced their music. Although they both grew up in Liverpool and worked well together as a songwriting team, their childhoods, personalities, and songwriting talents were very different.

Lennon and McCartney both grew up in the city of Liverpool, England, and became a great songwriting team. Both of them came from working class homes, and they were friends while they were growing up. By the time they were 10 years old, Lennon and McCartney had learned to play the guitar and other instruments. They formed a rock band, which was first called the Quarrymen and later the Silver Beatles. Eventually, the band was called the Beatles. Lennon and McCartney were both good at writing songs with catchy melodies. There are differences in their lyrics though. There are also differences in the sound of the music each one wrote. Some examples of their songs with catchy melodies are "Please, Please Me," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "A Hard Day's Night," "Yellow Submarine," and "A Little Help From My Friends."

However, Lennon and McCartney were also different. They had different childhoods, personalities, and songwriting skills. McCartney was raised by both of his parents, while Lennon's mother died when he was young, and his father deserted the family. Thus, Lennon grew up with his aunt. Their different personalities could be seen in the way they talked to the public when they played as the Beatles. McCartney was quiet and respectful, but Lennon often spoke his mind. This habit got Lennon into trouble several times! Their differences in personality affected how they wrote songs. Music critics say Lennon wrote more interesting lyrics, because they were more unusual and disturbing than McCartney's. Lennon also experimented with how a song should be arranged...

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