John Lennon became jealous of Paul Mccartney's genius as he began to take leadership of the group.
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I submit that at the beginning John was the leader as he brought Paul into his band the Quarryman and was clearly the leader and continued in that position as the Beatles became popular. John and Paul were both equally creative at the beginning. John was more a 50's style rocker (what is popularly refered to as 3 chord turn overs) and most of his songs continued to have this influnce even into the later years of the beatles. Paul was more innovative and pushed the Beatles into more progressive direction, using more complicated chord progressions and bringing in influnces of classical variations. Evenually John resented the bottomless pit of creativetivity which was Paul and the popularity of songs that Paul brought to the table. John resented Paul contantly telling him exactly how to play the parts in the songs that Paul had creative. By the way George also resented Paul telling him exactly how to play parts and said so in a famous televised recording session. Eventually John retreated into reclusion as far as over all day to day operations and decided to leave to reclaim some control over his musical existance. I love the Beatles and John was ingenius but not a genius. He was no Mccartney.
Collaboration at the beginning but clearly created their own songs and at that point they participated on each others songs, contributed ideas. Know one knows exactly because they were distributed as Lennon/McCartney but the styles are unmistakable and easy to discern who's song was who's. With out a doubt Paul had tremendous respect for John and his creative talent but was never intimidated. I submit that Paul was excited by John's music and gladly added his ideas. The problem was that John grew to resent his input and impulsive nature to re-direct ideas toward his point of view. It wasn't Paul who decided to leave the group. Obviously there is a measure of tension in a group of people especially when creative juices are flowing, and both Ringo and George had threatened to leave near the end but I would not say that Paul and John did not get along. It just became a matter of personal musical direction. George at one time stated to Paul "I'll play whatever you want me to play, or I won't play at all if you don't want to me to play. Whatever it is that will please you, I'll do it." As the Beatles were winding down Paul had as he continued to have and still has today a never ending vault of energy and ideas and was just quite simply a little over bearing in his push to produce their art.
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