To begin with, there were many people with a connection to The Beatles that had a lot of influence on the band. Therefore, we list them here on the Beatles People page together with relevant information.

Obviously, over the years we have had many debates as to who was the Fifth Beatle, if ever there was one. However, this comes down to two people. Firstly, there is The Beatles’ producer, George Martin. Secondly, there is The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein. Of course we have seen Sir Paul McCartney give that title to both of them. Perhaps then it might be fitting to award the title to both of them!

Beatles People and Biographies

John Lennon - The Beatles People and Biography

John Lennon (1940-1980)

Paul McCartney - The Beatles People and Biography

Paul McCartney (1942-)

George Harrison - The Beatles People and Biography

George Harrison (1943-2001)

Ringo Starr - The Beatles People and Biography

Ringo Starr (1940-)

George Martin Producer - The Beatles and Biography

George Martin (1926-2016)

Brian Epstein Manager of The Beatles - People and Biographies

Brian Epstein (1934-1967)


Pete Best - drummer for The Beatles aka The Quarrymen

Pete Best (1941-)

Stuart Sutcliffe - bass guitarist for The Beatles and The Quarrymen - also art student

Stuart Sutcliffe (1940-1962)

Norman Smith was the sound engineer at EMI's Abbey Road Studios and worked with The Beatles

Norman Smith (1923-2008)

Obviously, the input of both George Martin and Brian Epstein was immense. In fact, without their enthusiasm, hard work and influence, The Beatles’ sound wouldn’t have been the way we know it now. What we basically got is the Goldilocks effect, they simply got everything ‘just right’!

Had circumstances been different, The Beatles might have been ‘just another band’. But luckily the jigsaw pieces all come together at the right time and the band became the best band on Earth ever. Thus, we all got a loveable bunch of Beatles people producing a brilliant sound. Of course, the pleasure that the Fab Four gave us is something that is unmeasurable. With this in mind, we list these important Beatles people here.

Obviously there were numerous key people who had a hand in helping The Beatles along the way. However, we are just listing the most important ones here. So, click on the appropriate image for their respective biographies.

To Sum Up

The Fab Four obviously gave the world so much pleasure and happiness. Together with their humour and creativity, they gave us amazing sounds that continue to bring enjoyment into our lives. However, there were other people who quite rightly should take some credit. Indeed, if there was ever a Fifth Beatle, then there should be a Sixth Beatle too. This is because there were two special people who came along at the right time and transformed the world of music.

Finally, you may comment anywhere on The Beatles Cavern Club about the Fab Four and other influential people in their lives. Obviously, our chat rooms are The Beatles Forum proper. After all, that is the name of our domain and The Beatles’ Network comes from that!

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