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The Smart One Each Beatle had a convenient tag: Lennon was known as “the smart one” for his quick, acerbic-unto-acidic wit. Introducing “Twist and Shout” before an audience that included the Queen Mum and other royals, famously said, “For our last number, I’d like to ask your help. Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.”

The Funny OneThe Yogi Berra of rock and roll, Ringo, whose default setting was deadpan, could be funny even when he wasn’t trying. The movie A Hard Days Night and the song “Tomorrow Never Knows” got their titles from Ringo malapropismns.

The  Cute One Puppy-dog eyes and far-from-silly love songs: All the Beatles had their passionate partisans, but young Paul singing “I Saw Her Standing There” or, especially, his compositions “Yesterday” and “Michelle” was swoon bait nonpareil. 

The Quiet One The lead guitarist was the youngest, least loquacious and perhaps the most spiritual Beatle. And, quietly, you know, hot. “John seemed more cynical…Ringo the most endearing, Paul was cute,” said Harrison’s ex-wife Pattie Boyd of meeting the quartet on a movie set. “And George, with velvet-brown eyes, and dark chestnut hair, was the best looking man I had ever seen.”

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