Originally Posted by RLLC
Rolling Stones - years active - 1962–present
"Genres: Rock, blues, blues rock, rhythm and blues, rock and roll"
"On 23 May 2010, the re-issue of Exile on Main St. stormed at No. 1 in the UK charts, almost 38 years to the week after it first occupied that position"
The Beatles - Years active 1960–1970
"Genres: Rock, pop"
Love, a remix album of music recorded by The Beatles, released in November 2006. "Love placed at #3 in the UK Albums Chart during its first week of release. It was also successful in the United States, debuting at #4 in the Billboard 200"
I did see Cirque du Soleil's "Love" in Las Vegas, an awesome performance.
I like how the Stones play so many sub-genres of rock, and the Beatles only play rock in general.
I'm not a fan of using record sales to show band greatness, but I'll give you home-thread advantage. If I remember correctly, the Beatles are the second highest selling artist of the 2000's (Eminem was #1). And they were the only non-active group in the top ten. What would you attribute that to?