We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of course he was a good rhythm player and a great song writer. George was a good lead player. And they had three guys who could sign plus a novelty voice. Great band.
Alot of other bands of their era didn't even play their own instruments in the studio. Big Jim Sullivan on rhythm with Little Jimmy Page on lead was common. Big Jim played on over 1000 charting singles and 50+ #1s. Nobody is sure of the exact numbers.
So says an average working professional musician. The best collection of instrumentalist are LA studio musicians. Their accomplishment so seperates them from good musicians that it's immediately obvious to the casual listener, and the four Brits would have known that. They excelled in genius, not talent.
Try a little harder.