[Brian Epstein] tended to get people who wouldn’t let him down. Along the way some of those people would have done what came naturally to them, and done quite cruel business deals in which he did more badly than he should have done – without naming any names. […] He did go on emotions, and he used to take people to meet other people, and he came round to see Joan and the children in Hampstead, and he thought it was all very wonderful. He liked to see where you were coming from, what were you on about, and what would my people think of this chap. Generally speaking, he got lucky, never mind the deals.
George Martin was a perfect bit of casting, a cloudless sky.
— Derek Taylor, interview w/ Jon Savage and Anthony Wall. (1997)