• Emerick Discusses Magic Alex

    From Norbert K@21:1/5 to All on Thu Dec 2 08:53:48 2021
    Alex never tried to engage me directly in conversation because he knew that I saw through him, and I never challenged him directly because I realized that he had gained the band's confidence to the point where doing so would be self-defeating. George
    Martin was as disgusted with the situation as I was, but if Alex said something particularly ludicrous, and the Beatles weren't within earshot, George would take him on from time to time. With a sarcastic smile on his face. George would ask, "Well, how
    exactly are you going to do that?" I noticed that Alex never gave George a straight answer -- he'd just mutter through his mustache. That was his get-out: he'd mumble and pretend he was speaking in broken English, tinged with a heavy Greek accent. The
    funny thing was, if he did that in front of John, John would pretend that he understood what Alex was saying.

    -- from Emerick's book Here, There and Everywhere

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