George Martin

«The two sat across a desk—one man aged 36, the other 27, both in smart suits and ties, and with polite, cultured voices that had benefited from self-improvement. Brian was desperate but trying not to seem so, George was tolerant, pleasant and in a position of power. Brian told him about the Beatles, saying how big they were in Liverpool and affecting surprise when George said he hadn’t heard of them. This somewhat riled his host: as George would reflect, “I almost asked him in reply where Liverpool was—the thought of anything coming out of the provinces was extraordinary.» «Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years», Mark Lewisohn