The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger ‘can’t sing’ harmonies or The Beatles songs, according to David Crosby in a new Rolling Stone live stream fan Q&A. Korn Dropped A Mick Jagger Retirement Bombshell.
“The Beatles. Mainly because of the range of the stuff they did. The Stones did have a fairly wide range that they did, but The Beatles had a much wider range of writing that they could do.
“And The Beatles could sing harmony. The Stones can’t do that for squat, but The Beatles can do it really well.
“It’s a matter of personal taste, of course, but for me, Beatles, no question.”
A fan asked, “I’ve heard you talk about knowing all the great songwriters of your generation and how hard they worked. But how do you know? Did you live with them? Are you just talking out your ass?”
Crosby responded, “No, I know these people. I mean, Joni Mitchell, probably the best singer-songwriter of our generation, was my lady. We lived together for about a year and I produced her first record.
“I brought her to California, introduced her to everybody, said, ‘Hey, this is the best songwriter I ever heard.’ And it’s pretty much the same with the others.
“James Taylor, my good friend, Bob Dylan, who is my good friend, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jackson Browne, Neil [Young] and Stephen [Stills], and Graham [Nash]…
“They’re all good writers, you know? So, yeah, I do think I do know most of the good songwriters of our generation. And I think I’m a fair judge of them.” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed his comments.