How 'fifth Beatle' George Martin shaped the band's sound

March 9, 2016 11:05 AM

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LONDON — There are a number of “fifth Beatles.” There’s Derek Taylor, the band’s publicist; Neil Aspinall, roadie and later business manager; and manager Brian Epstein. Then there’s original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe and first drummer Pete Best, who also have been referred as such.

Really though, there’s only one fifth Beatle: Sir George Martin, the musician and producer who passed away overnight Tuesday.

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