Friday 27 April 2018

George Martin: what they said

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."

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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