George Martin: I must emphasize that it was a team effort. Without my arrangements and scoring, very many of the records would not have sounded as they
do. Whether they would have been any better, I cannot say. They might have been. That is not modesty on my part; it is an attempt to give a factual picture of the relationship. But equally, there is no doubt in my mind that the main talent of that whole era came from Paul and John. We were not all five equal people artistically; two very strong, and the other three were also-rans. In varying degrees those three could have been other people.