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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:02 PM
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Poll question: Who's your favorite 5th Beatle?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:03 PM
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1. elperromagico
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:03 PM
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3. SNAP!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:11 PM
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13. I'm not the Fifth Beatle. I'm Ringo.
Could I please have some money? I'll even wear the Mr. Conductor costume...
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:13 PM
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16. Look, we gave you "Octopus's Garden", awright?
Now STFU and give me a backbeat! :7
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:16 PM
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22. I lost me drumsticks in a poker game.
:cry:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:20 PM
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24. You an' 'Arrison. What should we do with you?
:7 :hi:
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:13 PM
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18. Only if I can join your All-Star Band
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:16 PM
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21. Could you take Joe Walsh's place?
We need a good guitarist/maniac.
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:21 PM
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25. Hmmm
Perhaps I'd fit in better with the Traveling Wilburys.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:24 PM
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27. Well, they've got two stiffs.
Are you a slide guitarist with a thick Scouse accent?

Or a high-voiced singer with a fondness for sunglasses?
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:28 PM
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28. I'll be Roy
B-)
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:03 PM
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2. Yoko!
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:04 PM
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4. Ummm
I don't see Yoko on there. :eyes:
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:04 PM
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5. Where's Harry Nilsson?
or Brian Epstein?
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:05 PM
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7. Epstein never played on an album
that I'm aware of. Did Harry Nillson?
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:10 PM
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11. well i know epstein didn't
but i thought sometimes he was lovingly referred to as the fifth beatle regardless.

nilsson never played with them either, but he was lennon's drinking buddy in the 70's and has also been referred to as "the 5th beatle," mostly during the let it be era
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:04 PM
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6. Charley Manson
At least he thinks he was one.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:06 PM
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8. Murray the K, baby!
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:09 PM
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9. Apu


"I was know as the fifth Beatle"
"Sure you were, Apu"
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:11 PM
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12. Oh, damn, that one's so obvious
That's one of my favorite Simpsons eps, too!

Linda McCartney: "We just weren't satisfied with any of the other vegetarian entrees on the market. You never knew when you'd be biting into a giant piece of pork."

:D
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:12 PM
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15. that's "Bee-at-tel"
"Im Sgt. Pepper's lonely heart's club man! I hope you will...enjoy...my show!"
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:09 PM
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10. If there was a fifth Beatle it was definitly Martin hands down n/t
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:12 PM
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14. John sure as shit didn't play the break in "In My Life" (nt)
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:15 PM
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20. Even George Martin could barely play it.
He had to slow the tape down by half and play it slowly.

But you probably already knew that...
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:18 PM
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23. Yep
But the composition of it was all him, along with the musical orgasm in Day in the Life, the arrangement of Good Night, etc. But production and quality control more than anything else was what made the Beatles as big as they were, in my view. And Martin has to get credit for a lot of that.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:38 PM
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30. He could play it easily; he played it slowly because it sounded good.
Read the book by Mark Lewisohn on the Beatles Abbey Road sessions; lots of good info...
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:40 PM
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31. Well, here's a quote from Martin
It was quite common practice for us to do a track and leave a hole in the middle, he said. Sometimes George would pick up his guitar and fool around and do a solo, and we would often try to get other sounds. On 'In My Life' we left a hole as usual, and the Beatles went out and had their cup of tea or something. And while they were away, I thought it would be rather nice to have a harpsichord-like solo... I did it with what I call a 'wound up' piano, which was at double speed - partly because you get a harpsichord sound by shortening the attack of everything, but also because I couldn't play it at real speed anyway. So I played it on piano at exactly half normal speed, and down an octave. And when you bring the tape back to normal speed again, it sounds pretty brilliant. It's a way of tricking everybody into thinking you can do something really well.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:52 PM
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33. Thank you. I've defended enough of my statements today.
:P
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:13 PM
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17. George Martin is the only one on that list who regularly contributed
to the "Beatles sound." Without George Martin, I'm not sure where the Beatles would have gone. They may not have even gotten a contract without him.

He's not their equal, but he's the closest thing to a fifth Beatle musically.
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HalfManHalfBiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:14 PM
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19. Four was four too many as it is
We sure as hell don't need a fifth running around.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:22 PM
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26. George Martin -- is Sir George (or whatever)
Nice man. I've met he and his wife (Judy).

He's the one we most often associate with the Beatles.

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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:34 PM
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29. Billy Preston?? He was with them for about 2 weeks...
Musically it would be George Martin, though many feel road manager Neil Aspinall would be the fifth...
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:51 PM
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32. George Martin for real (surreal?)
"We were forever trying to get that low bass sound the way Motown did, without having the cutter head jump off the turntable."

"No amount of technology will fix a bad performance."

"You've got enough tunes for ONE great disc."

:smoke:
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:54 PM
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34. Oh shit, I forgot William Campbell!!!!
28IF

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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 03:58 PM
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35. I said Stu, but you can't forget William Campbell...
The guy who replaced Paul when he died. :7

Debbi
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