People, if you think me a John apologist, you have it wrong. Certainly, I feel that in the Beatles, John Lennon was the ONE, until he surrendered the role in 1967. Though he was still very creative, it is easy to see in hindsight that was the beginning of the end of the Beatles. Paul is not a group leader: he is an organizer, which is not the same thing. The group declined fast because John and George did not want to be organized!
I have little liking for John's & Paul's solo ventures. John burned himself out with the genius of POB. Imagine (I posted a crit of IMAGINE in the JL section) was disappointing. SINYC and MIND GAMES were dreadful. WALLS & BRIDGES was fair, but no great shakes. ROCK N ROLL wasn't inspired rock n roll: for me that's John's saddest album. DF and M&H - least said, soonest mended.
And Paul - some good songs, but no sustained, one whole album's worth of good material. If Paul had not been a Beatle, he would not have the reputation he enjoys today. Same with John.