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The Beatles, because of the breadth of their musical expression, helped as always by their producer George Martin, sometimes described as 'the fifth Beatle'.

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Re^2: R or B?
by jdporter (Chancellor) on Dec 03, 2021 at 20:17 UTC

    The importance of George Martin's contribution to the Beatles' sound simply cannot be overstated. Lennon and the boys were surely creative (especially after the influence of certain chemicals), but the Beatles' music would be half of what it is, perceptually, if not for Martin. To call him anything less than the Fifth Beatle would be doing him a great disservice.

      «…George Martin's contribution…»

      Probably the worst thing that ever happened to this band was G. Martin. Except Yoko. But may be that Martin told John and Paul something about the modes?.

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

        I dare say, yours is a highly contrarian opinion — except perhaps among those who hate the Beatles.