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doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 19, 2024 11:55AM in Sports Talk

Has to be The Beatles or The Stones right?

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 8:18AM

    Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses. Pearl Jam, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin

    Those are my solid tied for first favorites

    Edit: I am horrified I forgot AC/DC, I saw them in concert 3 times

    Thanks @stevek

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough call depending on the parameters. Certainly the Beatles for innovation. Definitely AC'/DC for life performances.

    But overall considering the talent, sound, uniqueness, and possibly 3 out of 4, arguably 4 out of 4 GOAT musicians in one band, I'd have to go with Led Zeppelin.

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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Tough call depending on the parameters. Certainly the Beatles for innovation. Definitely AC'/DC for life performances.

    But overall considering the talent, sound, uniqueness, and possibly 3 out of 4, arguably 4 out of 4 GOAT musicians in one band, I'd have to go with Led Zeppelin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwR7J60p4mk

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    Rolling Stones, Guns n Roses. Pearl.Jam and Led Zeppelin

    Those are my solid tied for first favorites

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeglgSWKSIY

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    on my listing days...ya gotta go with this one... :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrxzRFj03Ro&list=RDVuHS-gjMiVw&index=3

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    when my buyers pay...well it's this one... :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aW7HweAf3o

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    spending a lot of time here on the forum...is like 25 or 6 to 4... :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uAUoz7jimg

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    when my buyers don't pay me...I get a little Paranoid... :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

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    countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe this is the first ever live performances of this song. It was locked away and kept from public viewing until the 1990s. Pete Townsend and John Lennon and Yoko seem to be enjoying themselves.
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    https://youtu.be/Jwtyn-L-2gQ?si=Ywiv95sMeQD6ai9a

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    The Eagles have the greatest selling classic rock album ever.

    https://wcsx.com/2017/08/16/25-best-selling-classic-rock-albums-time/

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    GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    would anyone here on the forum have any Live tracks from:
    Murph and the Magictones... :)

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    DarinDarin Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know who the greatest is but the coolest performance imo is the Beatles London rooftop performance of ‘get back’.

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:
    The Eagles have the greatest selling classic rock album ever.

    https://wcsx.com/2017/08/16/25-best-selling-classic-rock-albums-time/

    No. Back in Black is the highest selling rock album worldwide.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Best band all time - Stones
    Best American band - KISS

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like 'em all, but this is my go to music..... B)

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    then.......

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    then.....

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    georgebailey2georgebailey2 Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭

    On a collective and individual basis, my personal tastes go with:

    Don Henley
    Glenn Frey
    Joe Walsh
    Timothy Schmit
    Don Felder
    Randy Meisner

    Just over

    Paul McCartney
    John Lennon
    George Harrison
    Ringo Starr

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:

    @stevek said:
    Tough call depending on the parameters. Certainly the Beatles for innovation. Definitely AC'/DC for life performances.

    But overall considering the talent, sound, uniqueness, and possibly 3 out of 4, arguably 4 out of 4 GOAT musicians in one band, I'd have to go with Led Zeppelin.

    I've seen a good number of live concerts over the years. Never saw AC/DC live, but I have watched their concerts and concert clips on YouTube.

    Besides their great music, one thing I really, REALLY, like about an AC/DC concert is they never get "cute" with their concert music. They play it as was done on the record, and that's what I want to see.

    Angus of course goes crazy with his individual solos at times, and I love it. Because it never interferes with the overall presentation of the song, it simply adds to it. The song itself always still gets played out in full. No cutesy acoustic BS, changing the tempo BS, etc.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of good choices in this thread.

    Couldn't really go wrong with any of them. 😊

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Lots of good choices in this thread.

    Couldn't really go wrong with any of them. 😊

    Eagles or Boston?

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 10:21AM

    Eagles or Chicago ?
    Now there’s a tough one.

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    HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    But what everyone wants to know is would Zeppelin be the GOAT if they played today and not in the 70’s ?

    😂

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My favorite Beatles song is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The White Album, Eric Clapton actually performed guitar on that track, George Harrison and he are good friends. Ran across something pretty cool on Quora, I had never seen this performance before, Elton John on the keyboard and Phil Collins on the drums.

    https://youtu.be/XzSrShbqlz8?si=DH4BS-o82qVsMsb6

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    DarinDarin Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I learn something new all the time because I thought dark side of the moon was the best selling album but I’m probably thinking of longest time on the billboard charts.

    U2 certainly deserves a mention here.

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    DarinDarin Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    McCartney with the double dynasty Beatles and Wings.

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Saw these guys twice, the FOX in Atlanta and at Ladd Stadium, Mobile....early '70s

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beatles.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    My favorite Beatles song is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The White Album, Eric Clapton actually performed guitar on that track, George Harrison and he are good friends. Ran across something pretty cool on Quora, I had never seen this performance before, Elton John on the keyboard and Phil Collins on the drums.

    https://youtu.be/XzSrShbqlz8?si=DH4BS-o82qVsMsb6

    George was so close to Eric he gave up his wife Patti to him. Eric was obsessed with her according to her book I read.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @doubledragon said:
    My favorite Beatles song is "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The White Album, Eric Clapton actually performed guitar on that track, George Harrison and he are good friends. Ran across something pretty cool on Quora, I had never seen this performance before, Elton John on the keyboard and Phil Collins on the drums.

    https://youtu.be/XzSrShbqlz8?si=DH4BS-o82qVsMsb6

    George was so close to Eric he gave up his wife Patti to him. Eric was obsessed with her according to her book I read.

    Really, wow, didn't know about all that!

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @GroceryRackPack said:
    when my buyers don't pay me...I get a little Paranoid... :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qanF-91aJo

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    I saw Black Sabbath in 1971 in Birmingham. It was after the release of the Paranoid album.
    Their encore was IRONMAN.... the crowd went nuts.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

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    perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 1:10PM

    As a kid I always thought Stevie Nicks was a guy and Lindsey Buckingham was a woman lol

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    burghmanburghman Posts: 807 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2024 1:26PM

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    “If you think Mick Jagger will be out there trying to be a rock star at age 50, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”

    If you haven’t seen Almost Famous, it’s a good one (based on Cameron Crowe’s experiences covering Allman Brothers / Eagles / Zep / others). Zep gave him permission to use some songs, but not Stairway. The DVD has a behind the scenes of the Stairway scene telling you when to hit play so you can enjoy what they had to cut.

    Led Zep my personal pick.

    Jim

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    WingedLiberty1957WingedLiberty1957 Posts: 2,961 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hard to beat those 1960's and early 1970's bands ...

    Led Zeppelin for sex
    The Who for rebellion
    Pink Floyd for drugs

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @burghman said:

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    “If you think Mick Jagger will be out there trying to be a rock star at age 50, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”

    If you haven’t seen Almost Famous, it’s a good one (based on Cameron Crowe’s experiences covering Allman Brothers / Eagles / Zep / others). Zep gave him permission to use some songs, but not Stairway. The DVD has a behind the scenes of the Stairway scene telling you when to hit play so you can enjoy what they had to cut.

    Led Zep my personal pick.

    I'll definitely take a look at that. I once heard Page say that he had three versions of his solo towards the end of the song. Would be cool to hear the other two if it's on there. Page said it was intended to express an orgasm.

    Page also said when he first heard the lyrics that Plant wrote, he was perplexed at the meaning. It wasn't anything like Page was thinking about when composing the sound. But Page went with it anyway, trusting Plant's judgment, and in the end Page was glad that he did.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @burghman said:

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    “If you think Mick Jagger will be out there trying to be a rock star at age 50, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”

    If you haven’t seen Almost Famous, it’s a good one (based on Cameron Crowe’s experiences covering Allman Brothers / Eagles / Zep / others). Zep gave him permission to use some songs, but not Stairway. The DVD has a behind the scenes of the Stairway scene telling you when to hit play so you can enjoy what they had to cut.

    Led Zep my personal pick.

    Charlie Watts in an interview said when he first played with the band, he didn't think this band would last more than a week. LOL

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    Good point, did a little research and you're spot on, just typical stuff that goes on with creative differences, but they do indeed respect and love eachother.

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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    Want to read a interesting account of the Altamont concert? I just finished "Altamont: The Rolling Stones,The Hells Angels,And The Inside Story Of Rock's Darkest Day" by Joel Spelvin A true account of the tragic event.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @stevek said:

    @doubledragon said:
    It's amazing the drama that goes on behind the scenes in a lot of these brilliant bands, I always heard that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards hate each other's guts.

    Nah, that's been way overblown in the media. The fact is that two extremely gifted artists in one band can have musical differences that can spill out into arguments, sometimes breakups.

    The fact that amazingly the Rolling Stones have stayed together all these decades, and even recently released a new album, illustrates the admiration, respect, and even love that Jagger and Richards have for one another.

    Want to read a interesting account of the Altamont concert? I just finished "Altamont: The Rolling Stones,The Hells Angels,And The Inside Story Of Rock's Darkest Day" by Joel Spelvin A true account of the tragic event.

    A big mistake making any sort of "protection pact" with the Hell's Angels. I don't recall if anything got resolved after that murder or not? But it wouldn't surprise me one bit of a Hell's Angels member did it.

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    BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 6,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did say earlier that Led Zeppelin is the best IMO, but I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the body of work The BeeGees put out for themselves and other artists.

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    countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you're interested in the concert at Altamont, then you really need to see the documentary film Gimme Shelter. The first half of the film is just buildup to whether or not the free end of tour concert is even going to take place.

    There's footage of the Stones at Madison Square Garden, along with Ike and Tina Turner interspersed with footage of them and their lawyers trying to hammer out where the location of the concert is going to be. They also have footage of them at Muscle Shoals recording Wild Horses and video of them doing the photo shoot with Charlie and the donkey for the cover of Get Your Ya-Yas Out.

    The second half of the film is on location at Altamont, and starts off by showing some of the opening acts, like Jefferson Airplane and The Flying Burrito Brothers, along with crowd shots of typical 60s shenanigans.

    Then the Hell's Angels show up and make their way through the crowd on their motorcycles to clear a path, and the mood turns as the sun goes down.

    During the portion of the film when the Stones are performing, all kinds of skirmishes start in the crowd, and they accidentally captured actual footage of the killing of Meredith Hunter, which they freeze frame a half a second short of the act. Hunter had pulled out a gun near the stage, but the Angel was quicker with his knife and plunges it into the upper back/neck area inflicting mortal wounds.

    There are a lot of extras on the DVD, including radio recordings in the aftermath when Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger had called in and answered questions from the radio host about what went down.

    Highly recommend this film.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Hells Angels are basically the Mafia on motorcycles, they are not only a motorcycle gang, but a criminal organization that is involved in drug dealing, extortion, murder, you name it. They have chapters all over the place, including in Australia. I've read quite a few books about it all, the Hells Angels main rival is The Mongols Motorcycle club, the two gangs got into a melee at Harrah's Casino in Laughlin Nevada in 2002, three people died. If you want a clear picture of that life, I suggest you read "Under and Alone" by William Queen, Queen was an ATF Agent that managed to infiltrate The Mongols, and also read "No Angel" by Jay Dobyns, Dobyns was an ATF Agent that infiltrated the Arizona chapter of the Hells Angels and he actually met Sonny Barger while undercover.

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    doubledragondoubledragon Posts: 23,002 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It doesn't surprise me that The Hells Angels got into it at the Stones concert, they're outlaws, they play by their own rules, violence is a way of life with them. If something goes down, they won't hesitate to jump into it, full force. They're not people you want to start trouble with.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did just google the Altamont story. It's funny but in a sad way, I always thought the person who got killed was a woman, based on the first name. I never read anything about it afterwards.

    Seems as though it has been fully resolved.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @doubledragon said:
    The Hells Angels are basically the Mafia on motorcycles, they are not only a motorcycle gang, but a criminal organization that is involved in drug dealing, extortion, murder, you name it. They have chapters all over the place, including in Australia. I've read quite a few books about it all, the Hells Angels main rival is The Mongols Motorcycle club, the two gangs got into a melee at Harrah's Casino in Laughlin Nevada in 2002, three people died. If you want a clear picture of that life, I suggest you read "Under and Alone" by William Queen, Queen was an ATF Agent that managed to infiltrate The Mongols, and also read "No Angel" by Jay Dobyns, Dobyns was an ATF Agent that infiltrated the Arizona chapter of the Hells Angels and he actually met Sonny Barger while undercover.

    >

    William Queen

    I did watch a Youtube video, I think this is the guy, around two or three years ago. Amazing story how he had the cunning to successfully infiltrate a gang like this. Sort of like a Joe Pistone type, but I'd say that Pistone's job was a lot more difficult.

    This guy Queen even went on to infiltrate other gangs after this job.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,484 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Easy. The Beatles. No one else created as many hit songs.

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