The British publicist who coined the phrase "Fab Four" to describe the early Beatles has died.
Tony Barrow, 80, died in a Lancaster hospital on Saturday following a lengthy illness, his son Mike Barrow said on Tuesday.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Tony "was a lovely guy who helped us in the early years of the Beatles." He called Tony "super professional but always ready for a laugh".
Mike said his father coined the phrase at a time when the word "fab" was in common usage. He says "he just put the two together ... it was a masterstroke".
Tony started working with the Beatles in 1962 before the Liverpool band shot to worldwide fame.
He is survived by his widow Corinne and sons Mike and Mark.