“He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humor that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George.” So said Paul McCartney upon learning of the death of producer Sir George Martin at the age of 90.

+ “What I said to Brian was, ‘if you want me to judge them on what you’re playing me, I’m sorry, I’ll have to turn you down.'” BBC: When George Martin met The Beatles.