Census Who is the "fifth Beatle"?

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Who is the "fifth Beatle"?

George Martin 5 vote(s) 17.9%
Brian Epstein 1 vote(s) 3.6%
Pete Best 2 vote(s) 7.1%
Stuart Sutcliffe 1 vote(s) 3.6%
Neil Aspinall 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Derek Taylor 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Ringo Starr 3 vote(s) 10.7%
Jimmy Nichol 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Other 7 vote(s) 25.0%
There is no fifth Beatle 9 vote(s) 32.1%
  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    How long ago did I suggest this? I don't even remember the last time I suggested a Census poll. And why the hell didn't I put Billy Preston and Eric Clapton as choices?!
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  3. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    I vote for Martin since he was so instrumental (ha! get it? instrumental!) in developing their sound and raising the level of their musicianship.
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  5. harpua Chosen One

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    There was no fifth Beatle. There were people who contributed greatly to their music, former members, and their amazing manager(s). I wouldn't call any of them the fifth Beatle.

    That's like calling my mom the second harpuah, or the people who formerly held my job position the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, etc harpuah.
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    Apu was obviously the 5th Beatle you sillies.
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    Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.
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  8. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    It's the look-alike who replaced Paul after he died.
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  9. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Billy Preston, in as much there was a fifth Beatle.
  10. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    A million years ago (2007). The original poll did have Preston and Clapton; this is an adapted poll.
  11. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    We had this poll on the temp boards and I too said Apu.
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  12. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    malenkov was the fourth beatle of soviet socialism
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    WTF? Billy Preston, people.
  14. tom Chosen One

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    love billy, but that's just silly. he played a significant role, but on one of their least significant records. on the other hand, martin played on stuff and was an essential part of their recording process through their whole career.

    not saying he's the fifth beatle, but definitely the closest thing.
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  15. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    George Martin, absolutely.
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  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    There is no 5th Beatle. There were many that helped contribute to the Fab Four's successes.
  18. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    We are all the 5th Beatle.
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  20. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  22. TryWhistlingThis Jedi Grand Master

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    No Sir George Martin, mostly no Sgt. Pepper. Of course John and Paul were the major driving forces but George gave the album the orchestral expertise to give it the polish. Could another producer have helped them achieve this ambition? We'll never know. But it doesn't change the fact that he was indeed there. I think Spector's Let It Be is a true testament as to how influential Martin was.
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  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Well the Beatles certainly never did drugs in front of me...
  24. Everton Chosen One

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    Bottom line, I agree with this. The four of them are the only Beatles. Now and forever. Still, the person who has the best case to stand beside them (albeit a few steps behind :p ) is George Martin.
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