Although, I did rest my case earlier as this is an open forum I will add in final defense of my initial assertion;
Michael Jackson purchased the Lennon & McCartney song catalogue for $28,000,000 back in the late 1980s and that catalogue is now estimated to be worth around a billion dollars.How does GM stake a claim in that as he admits he contributed nothing to any composition other than instrumentation and orchestral arrangements and Nelson Riddle would have probably been a better "window dresser" than GM considering his pedigree.
I did point out that I have studied The Beatles cannon of work for decades and I am as enamoured with them now as I was as a teenager back in the day.That alone must justify a level of recognition of their merit.Remember, there are millions of us out there who have been inspired and affected by their labours crossing generations and cultural divides who have respect for GM but would never denigrate L & M to the level of the DC5 ( that is the most ludicrous assertion I have heard in years but thanks for the laugh anyway "Prisoner" my poor misguided friend.Please listen again to the fabulous "Let It Be " album and be astounded by the swamp rock gutteral majesty of "Get Back" and the lush "Long & Winding Road" and the poignant melancholia of "Two Of Us" etc., etc., which as you admitted has nothing to do with GM- and tell me it is a bad album and I will give up on you totally.For like-minded genius lovers out there; yes I know "Across The Universe" is a masterpiece and it's on the album also with "Let It Be" itself. Wow! I'm gonna give it a listen now.