The Fifth Rutle is an informal title that various commentators in the press and entertainment industry have applied to persons who were at one point a member of the Rutles, or had a strong association with the "Pre-Fab Four" (Nasty, Dirk, Stig, and Barry) during the group's existence.


Leppo has been called the fifth Rutle. The original bassist of the five-member Rutles, he played with the band primarily during their days as a club act in Hamburg, Germany.  He didn't know how to play an instrument, but he did knew how to have a good time. Leppo was last seen crawling into a trunk with a small German Fräulein and was never heard from again. 

Kevin I.S. BestEdit

The original drummer for The Rutles, Kevin played with the band for a short time. He could play drums, only in a poor manner. Best continued to perform with band until 1961 when they found Barry in the back of the van. 

Leggy MountbattenEdit

Leggy Mountbatten, the band's manager from 1961 until his loss in 1967, was instrumental in The Rutles' rise to global fame. Mountbatten "discovered" the band in Liverpool.

Archie MacawEdit

Archie Macaw, the Rutles' producer, helped in the Pre-Fab Four songs.