Who Was the Fifth Beatle?

The question sounds like a mystery - something that would be solved with a game of Clue, perhaps. But there's a laundry list of suspects we can examine who can lay claim to being the famed "Fifth Beatle," the unofficial member of the band that contributed to their success. Who are they? Mal Evans - Of course, he's my pick. He was there for the four from their days in the Cavern Club in Liverpool to the last notes played for Abbey Road. He got them drinks, lugged their equipment around, and even played various instruments and sound effects on several notable Beatles songs, He was indispensable. Neil Aspinall - Neil had a similar role to Mal, mbut drifted more toward the administrative side, eventually heading Apple Records. Brian Epstein - Brian was the first manager for the Beatles, getting them  on the map and directing every bit of their rise...

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