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How many Fifth Beatles were there?

07 Jun 06 - 04:28 AM (#1754750)
Subject: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Paul Burke

Billy Preston, the "Fifth Beatle", has died. But wasn't Pete Best the Fifth Beatle? or whatisname Sutcliffe? Any more contenders?


07 Jun 06 - 04:30 AM (#1754751)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Ross

Brian Epstein?

Yoko (ha,ha)


07 Jun 06 - 04:34 AM (#1754752)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: HipflaskAndy

Stag? Scarab? Death-Watch? etc etc......


07 Jun 06 - 04:48 AM (#1754755)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Stu

George Martin

Jeff Lynne


07 Jun 06 - 04:51 AM (#1754758)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Ross

ooo - evidently Eric Clapton was the first non beatle to record wiff um

Then he ran off with the wife - must have been a stag beetle

Marlon Brando was a beetle in the film about motor bikes & leather jackets - 1950's film

Steptoe's Dad played the grizzly git ib a Hard Day's Night


07 Jun 06 - 05:12 AM (#1754763)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: woodsie

If Eric Clapton was the first non-beetle to record who was playing the violins and other stuff on their records.

Also you will find that Steve Marroitt played guitar on some stuff and Vince Prince played drums on some of the earliest records!

Everybody knows that Dave Kenningham was the 5th Beatle.


07 Jun 06 - 05:25 AM (#1754767)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Ross

Good point


07 Jun 06 - 05:28 AM (#1754771)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: AKS

Tony Sheridan

AKS (ducking)


07 Jun 06 - 05:32 AM (#1754774)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Paco Rabanne

John Lennon was the fifth beatle.


07 Jun 06 - 05:39 AM (#1754777)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: woodsie

Viv Prince, that should read. He played tamborine & high-hat on ta couple of the early singles.


07 Jun 06 - 06:21 AM (#1754800)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Peter K (Fionn)

Who played the cello on Eleanor Rigby?


07 Jun 06 - 06:42 AM (#1754810)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Steve Latimer

Woodsie,

What did Steve Marriott play on?


07 Jun 06 - 06:52 AM (#1754812)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: The Fooles Troupe

I wondered who was gonna open this can of worms...


07 Jun 06 - 07:07 AM (#1754816)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Peter T.

MURRAY THE K WAS NOT THE FIFTH BEATLE!!!

yours,

Peter T.


07 Jun 06 - 07:10 AM (#1754819)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Artful Codger

Yes, it's dangerous to pose religious questions. ;-}


07 Jun 06 - 07:37 AM (#1754836)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Big Mick

Epstein?


07 Jun 06 - 07:48 AM (#1754845)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: catspaw49

Ringo was the 5th, George was the 4th, Paul and John were numbers 2 and 3........The FIRST was a Volkswagen.

And we all know that if Ted Kennedy had been driving a Volkswagen back then, today he would be a former President..............

Spaw


07 Jun 06 - 08:00 AM (#1754855)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: HipflaskAndy

Colorado Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) – played on the first American tour?
Dung Beetle (Copris lunaris) – played on material like 'Octopuses Garden'?
Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) – may have had additives at times!
There's more.....
(I've already got m' coat)


07 Jun 06 - 10:39 AM (#1754974)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Cool Beans

The Fifth Beatle, like the mythical 12th Man at an American football game, is someone from the crowd so loyal to the team that he or she is willing to step in as a replacement. In other words, any one of us.


07 Jun 06 - 10:58 AM (#1754995)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: pdq

The 'fifth Beatle' has to be Yoko Ono...er, a Japanese Beatle (Popillia japonica).


07 Jun 06 - 11:02 AM (#1754997)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: GUEST

George Best was "El Beatle" because of his haircut!


07 Jun 06 - 03:18 PM (#1755132)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: michaelr

Stu Sutcliffe


07 Jun 06 - 04:35 PM (#1755185)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: GUEST,VizReader

Quite right michaelr - Stuart Sutcliffe, who died young,is the one. My only fame to claim was I once kissed his sister. I was five or was it six! Are you there Pauline?

Vizreader


07 Jun 06 - 05:41 PM (#1755240)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Wesley S

Don't y'all know that the fifth Beatle was the guy they hired to impersonate Paul after Paul died? Sheesh - everybody knows that.


08 Jun 06 - 04:17 AM (#1755564)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Kenneth Ingham

I was the FIRST beatle - Lennon sacked me!


08 Jun 06 - 04:40 AM (#1755570)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Dave Hanson

I was the seventh Beatle, I'm still waiting for my wages.

eric


08 Jun 06 - 04:49 AM (#1755574)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: HipflaskAndy

Curse you pdq...

'The 'fifth Beatle' has to be Yoko Ono...er, a Japanese Beatle (Popillia japonica)'

....that was the next one I was going to post!
I couldn't believe my luck when Google brought that one up on the list of beetles...
...there I was building to a climax!

Nah...Good on ya matey!
Have fun - Duncan


08 Jun 06 - 05:02 AM (#1755577)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Fullerton

The first fifth beatle was Mr. Joe Flannery.


08 Jun 06 - 11:22 AM (#1755586)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: number 6

Wasn't a boot a beatle too?

sIx


08 Jun 06 - 11:39 AM (#1755602)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Most of Peter and Gordon's hits were Lennon/McCartney compositions that weren't deemed album-worthy by the Beatles. That should qualify them for some sort of honorary Beatle status.


08 Jun 06 - 12:27 PM (#1755627)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: GUEST,The Moolah Man

Ask the people that pay out the public performance royalties, they know who gets a fifth share.


08 Jun 06 - 12:47 PM (#1755632)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: GUEST

A case can be made for roadie Mal Evans as he was the fifth wizard in Magical Mystery Tour.


08 Jun 06 - 03:04 PM (#1755713)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Little Hawk

17.


08 Jun 06 - 06:55 PM (#1755853)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: The Fooles Troupe

Sorta like the number of posts in a Mudcat BS thread, isn't it?


08 Jun 06 - 07:20 PM (#1755873)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Jim Dixon

Every election year, we get to hear about how many third parties there are.


08 Jun 06 - 07:26 PM (#1755877)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Kenneth Ingham

I read a few years ago in an article in MOJO that Steve Marriott played guitar on some Stones & Beatles stuff bur wasn't credited. On the 3 CD set of LONDON singles you will see that he IS credited on one track (the weird Bill Wyman one) But I haven't seen any other reference to him on the Beatles. But it was definitely mentioned in the MOJO article. I think it was Sgt Pepper which would pre-date Clapton's stuff!


08 Jun 06 - 09:28 PM (#1755954)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Peter T.

Yes, well, what of all the Indian musicians who helped George on various albums, and Dennis Brain who did the Penny Lane solo......

yours,

Peter T.


08 Jun 06 - 09:48 PM (#1755965)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: pdq

The chances of Dennis Brain having done "the Penny Lane solo" are not very good as the man died in a car wreck in 1957.


08 Jun 06 - 10:27 PM (#1755984)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Margret RoadKnight

What about Bert, as 'documented' in the musical "John, Paul, George, Ringo.... and Bert"?

Billy Preston remains the most worthy credited claimant!


09 Jun 06 - 01:09 AM (#1756005)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Dave Hanson

Stig.

eric


09 Jun 06 - 01:11 AM (#1756006)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Dave Hanson

Sorry about that, Stig was one of the Ruttles.

eric


09 Jun 06 - 02:24 AM (#1756014)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: fat B****rd

For comprehensive personnel listings on Beatles recordings read "Revolution In The Head" by the late Ian Macdonald.


09 Jun 06 - 03:57 PM (#1756251)
Subject: RE: How many Fifth Beatles were there?
From: Peter T.

Sorry, David Mason.

yours,

Peter T.