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George Martin: what they said

Published 25/04/2011 | 05:00

The Fifth Beatle: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and George Martin (also below) at the 'Free as a Bird' sessions"George was the only person who took a chance on us to make a record. Every other label turned us down."

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Ringo Starr

"He'd dealt with navigators and pilots ... he could deal with us when we got out of line."

Paul McCartney

"He helped us develop a language, to talk to musicians."

John Lennon

"As a producer, he had a sense of that period and the time of the world ... as well as the music."

Yoko Ono

"I never had anything against George Martin. I just didn't like all the rumours that he actually was the brains behind the Beatles. I can't stand that."

John Lennon

Irish Independent

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