Fifth Beatles by Mark

Champion(s):

JonesRW

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.

HulkaE
Find what you like and let it kill you


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Many people have had the term "Fifth Beatle" applied to them over the years. Given a description of such a person, name that "Fifth Beatle".

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1 JonesRW 556 96 15
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1 BarthR 556 96 15
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1 HulkaE 556 96 15
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4 jsparkyp 541 91 15
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5 WilliamsK 478 89 15
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6 KaufmanK 356 87 15
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7 BoyerA 350 84 15
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8 SteveWilliams 323 82 15
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9 DixonD 319 80 15
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10 elfm 311 77 15
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11 RonningD 307 75 15
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12 helitzur 298 73 15
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13 BradburnA 284 70 15
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14 cruzich 271 68 15
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15 LoveF 269 66 15
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16 Falkor23 261 63 15
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17 FrankensteinP 233 61 15
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18 WeikleB 226 58 15
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18 DoyleE 226 58 15
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20 chrisivision 214 54 15
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21 TsujiG 212 52 15
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22 StahlhutJ 210 50 15
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32 AdamKing 159 25 15
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34 WalkerAJ 142 20 15
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Questions:

The inspiration for the quiz, this recently departed man produced almost every Beatles recording and played piano on a few tracks, including "In My Life".

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George Martin

He was the original bass player, who decided to leave the band to concentrate on art studies and spend more time with his fiance. Sadly, he died shortly afterward.

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Stuart Sutcliffe

This WINS DJ may have given himself the title, though he claimed George Harrison gave it to him. He promoted and became friends with the Fab Four when they first came to the U.S. in 1964 and traveled with the group as they went with the Ed Sullivan show to Miami after their New York debut.

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Murray the K (Murray Kaufman)

This keyboardist was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live (NBC's Saturday Night). He is co-credited with the Beatles on "Get Back".

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Billy Preston

Speaking of co-credits, this English singer and guitarist is the only other non-Beatle to receive a joint credit with the group on a recording, doing so on a Polydor release. The Beatles were called The Beat Brothers on the original German release.

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Tony Sheridan

He played lead guitar on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

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Eric Clapton

This convenience store proprietor met the band (or possibly just Paul and Linda) when they were visiting India, and states back then he was known as the Fifth Beatle.

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Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Yes, just the first name is fine.)

He went to school with Paul and George. He served as an early road manager, personal assistant, briefly as manager, and eventually CEO of Apple Corps.

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Neil Aspinall

He served as the band's manager from 1961 until his death in 1967.

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Brian Epstein

He was the original drummer for the group, playing early gigs in Liverpool and Hamburg. Ringo replaced him in 1962.

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Pete Best

He met the band after reviewing a 1963 concert of theirs. He collaborated on a regular newspaper column with George. He left the newspaper to become the group's press officer, then became the press officer for Apple Corps.

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Derek Taylor

He filled in on drums for a sick Ringo on the first five shows of the 1964 Beatles world tour.

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Jimmie Nicol