Yes Prof, The Rolling Stones are actually my all-time favorite group. I think they recorded some of the greatest rock songs of all time. Yes, I understand the greatness of the Beatles, but I work out listening to the Stones....
I know you are right about cutting the cord, but Andyar is correct. Old habits die hard.
I love both Mick and Keith and Paul and John almost the same, but because of my age (I saw the Beatles for the first time on Ed Sullivan when I was in sixth grade -- other than that my parents and my first husband did not allow me to listen to music.) That's probably why I have a fondness for the Monkees. (A great way, even now as a 60-yr-old woman, to get around one's parents.)
I too met the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. That night, it really was "a really big show". The early Beatles didn't satisfy my wilder side, the Stones did. However, I love them all equally, as I truly love rock music. I was lucky at home, my mom loved music and was actually fond of the Motown scene..... go figure.
I just saw an article that said 70 is the new 30. So, as 60 year-old, were are still youngsters .
Yeah, Shoeman, I still feel like a youngster at 60. And your evocation of the Really Big Show truly brought it back. I wasn't permitted to be wild then, so I couldn't even follow the Beatles in their later appearances unless it was on Ed Sullivan. I tell my students what it was like for some of us women growing up in the 60s and 70s and they are incredulous. And besides my parents my first husband wouldn't let me listen to music unless it was his kind (you maybe kinda see why I eventually became a traveling hermit?)
As to your last question, gotta say Beatles. While "You don't always get what you want" is at the top of my IPOD playlist, nothing will replace (for me) Yesterday and Hey Jude.