I broke down and spent money today. I've been really good at not spending money, but I've had no CD player in my car for over a year now, and I need a change from listening to a 1993 4-track recording of the Anachronauts.
So I bought a CD player and a Rolling Stones CD. I dig the old music, Stones, Kinks, YardBirds, etc. I actually prefer the Stones to the Beatles. I think the Beatles probably had much more influence on the evolving Rock Sound, but I think the Stones perform better - I could see spending money to see a stones concert more easily than I could have seen spending money for a beatles concert. That's not to say I wouldn't go see the Beatles... just given a choice of the two, I'd take the Stones. Even today in their Night of the Living Dead look.
Rumour has it if there's ever a nuclear war, the only survivors will be Cockroaches...
And Keith Richards.