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Jagger/Richards  (and occasionally Richards/Jagger) is the songwriting partnership of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, a musical collaboration whose output has produced the majority of the catalogue of the Rolling Stones.  It is one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in history.  (More from Wikipedia)

As successful as Jagger/Richards have been – and over a much longer period of time – the songwriting partnership of Lennon/McCartney, that is John Lennon and Paul McCartneymight be even more so.  From Wikipedia:  “It is one of the best known and most successful musical collaborations in history.  Between 1962 and 1969, the partnership published approximately 180 jointly credited songs, of which the vast majority were recorded by the Beatles, forming the bulk of their catalogue.” 


As I discussed last month, the Lennon/McCartney songwriters started much earlier than Jagger/Richards.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney met in 1957 as teenagers and began writing songs together; they agreed almost immediately to share joint writing credits even for songs written entirely by one of them.  


(June 2015)


Last edited: March 22, 2021