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George Martin: Love Me Do 'best of a bad bunch'

4 October 2012 Last updated at 21:48 BST

Over 50 years ago Sir George Martin gave The Beatles a session at Abbey Road studios - launching the band's career.

The Beatles producer - who is credited for shaping the quartet's sound - told the BBC's Will Gompertz, that their first single, Love Me Do, was the "best of a bad bunch" of songs around at the time.

He admitted he didn't like the group's music at first but was interested in the band because of their "charisma".