Lennon & McCartney. It's the equality of the combination that made the difference. This highlighted the poles of that combination, but the real power was in the equality. Great partnerships such as Laurel and Hardy, Starsky and Hutch, Simon and Garfunkel, real or not are very familiar to us. But they are often asymmetrical relationships. One of the partners contributes more. But with Paul and John their common interests in music, language, innovation and success allowed them to use the subtle differences in their thinking patterns which complemented perfectly each others writing. Equally. Equal in language dexterity. Equal in musical ability.Equal in respect for each other. Equal in 'street' smartness and cultural awareness. Only when they went their separate ways did we see how this had ensured a staggeringly high success ratio of hits to misses.
It’s another reason we love The Beatles.
14: Black & White
15: Album Covers
16: John Lennon