A Short Film on the Question “Lennon or McCartney?”

There are two types of people in this world:  those who align themselves with John Lennon and those who prefer Macca.  Who’s right?

Over the last ten years, a journalist named Matt Schicter asked this question of 550 different artists, ranging from actors (Robert DeNiro and Kevin Spacey) to other musicians (The Who and Lady Gaga). The film summarizes those interviews.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “A Short Film on the Question “Lennon or McCartney?”

  • McCartney . Lennon to me was full of *hit , music propaganda .

  • It seems “cool” to say Lennon, but for me it’s McCartney all the way.

  • Can I choose both? It was their rivalry that pushed them to do their best work. Lennon without McCartney was less prolific and less ambitious musically. McCartney without Lennon was too schmaltzy.


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